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A New Beginning

 
Dear Friends – 
 
A little over three months have passed since I became Neighbor to Neighbor’s new program director.  It has been a whirlwind ride, but one I am so grateful having taken. Our family moved from South Carolina to Dorset in the ‘Covid’ summer of 2020, seeking the peace and safety of the Northshire during a very scary time. It was every bit as beautiful and tranquil as we had hoped, but with the many Covid restrictions in place, isolating too.  Like many others during that time, I found myself feeling very much in limbo, wondering when ‘normal’ life would begin again, and what my place in it would be.
 
Thanks to Neighbor to Neighbor, I have found my ‘place’.  This organization is every bit as extraordinary as I had hoped when I joined the team. I have been  overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of volunteers and care recipients alike, starting with Robin Galguera, my amazing predecessor, who took me under her wing and taught me the inner workings of the office.  Thanks to Robin, I was able to hit the ground running in a relatively short time, allowing N2N to continue running as smoothly as it had under her very capable lead.  Sincere thanks and warmest wishes to Robin as she begins her new life in Maryland! 
 
Since I’ve been here, I have noticed a significant increase in the number of people asking for assistance, both in the Manchester area and beyond. Fortunately, we are also experiencing an uptick in the number of individuals willing to volunteer. Thank you, volunteers! We are so grateful for your generous and selfless acts of kindness. Without you, Neighbor to Neighbor wouldn’t be here.       
 
While you’re here, don’t forget to visit our ‘donate’ page and buy a raffle ticket (or two!) in our Calendar Cash Raffle. Tickets are $10 and available through the end of May. Drawings will occur every day in June and winning tickets will be re-entered so lucky ticket holders could win more than once! Proceeds go directly toward helping older, disabled and/or housebound residents of the Northshire.  Your neighbors!  And what better investment is that?
 
With gratitude, Suzie