Echo Thrift Shop
Our Thrift Shop is open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm and on Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm, and accepts donations of clean, gently-used clothing, as well as some household and kitchen items.
Ready Rides is a volunteer driver program which assists the elderly and handicapped get to medical and dental appointments when they cannot drive themselves. Clients need to be able to get themselves in and out of the car. If you need transportation or know of a friend or neighbor who could be assisted by this program or if you are interested in becoming a Ready Rides volunteer, call 603-244-8719.
Meets on Wednesday evenings, usually starting at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.
International Student Furniture Loan Program
We maintain a furniture bank with beds (twin, double, queen), desks, tables and lamps (especially floor lamps) to lend out to international UNH students. If you have items to donate or would like more information, please let us know. Similarly, contact us if you are an international student in need of furniture, or you are a community member who would like to help with this ministry. Drivers with pick-up trucks or vans are always needed.
Active Retirement Association
Since 1982, the Active Retirement Association has provided educational and cultural programming in the Seacoast area and beyond. The Association, an outreach function of the University of New Hampshire, Division of Continuing Education, is financed entirely by the membership and managed through an elected Board of Directors. The ARA aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals who wish to keep intellectually alert, broaden their interests, explore new fields of knowledge, and make new friends. Members are encouraged to use their talents and experiences as program leaders, panelists, organizers, officers and committee members. To learn more, go to www.unh.edu/ara.
211 is the number to dial when you need help and don’t know where to call. Find help with utilities, eviction, crisis shelters, food pantries and other forms of support. Go to www.211nh.org for more info.
Newcomers is a social club that welcomes newcomers as well as current residents of Barrington, Dover, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newmarket and other communities. Meetings are generally held at 9:00 am on the third Friday of each month, September through May, in Fellowship Hall. Members may also participate in interest groups – book group, bridge, canasta, dominoes, moves and needlework. In addition, events such as dinner out, potlucks, museum visits and tours to sites of interest take place. Dues are $18.00 per year. For information, contact: Gayle Hylen at 603.659.2422 or Jane Bagnell at 603.397.5085.
Waysmeet Center/United Campus Ministry
Our mission is to support and empower the individual and community by creating spaces for communion, service, and social justice. We do this by alleviating the impacts of material, emotional, and spiritual poverty through direct service, education, community building, fostering dialogue and by providing witness, sanctuary, and support. Our vision is to create engaged citizen leaders who will honor the complexities of the human spirit and work to create just and sustainable communities. The Waysmeet Center is an open and inclusive campus ministry that is in service to the University of New Hampshire community and the world. We are a community which celebrates people of all races, belief systems, cultures, sexual orientations, ages, abilities and gender identities. The Waysmeet Center, located at 15 Mill Rd. in Durham, New Hampshire, is the physical center of our ministry. The Center houses the Cornucopia Food Pantry, an intentional living community, and serves as a gathering place for students, faculty, staff and seacoast community members seeking to connect to themselves, to one another, and to our beautiful world. To learn more: http://www.unh.edu/campusministry/index.html.
UNH Upward Bound
Since 1966, UNH Upward Bound has successfully helped thousands of New Hampshire students earn a college degree and improve their lives and the lives of their families through academic enrichment, cultural activities, tutoring, guidance and academic and career advising. If you or a student you know could benefit from this free, federally funded college preparatory program, go to http://www.upwardbound.unh.edu/ to get started.