Community Partnerships

Paul’s PingPongPalooza Part Deux
Thanks to Paul Wiles and his friends for raising $300 for the Home during the 2nd Annual Paul’s PingPongPalooza in Durham.  Paul charged a $25 admission for players to particiapte with checks being made out to Dover Children’s Home.   Tournament results: Gene Engholm of York, Maine defeated Jeff Dean of Dover for the singles title.   Mike Wingren of Dover finished third beating Scott Ruffner of Exeter who took 4th place.   The doubles crown was awarded to Steve Wiles of North Andover, MA and Keith Daigneault of Bow, NH who defeated Paul Wiles of Durham and Cesar Rebellon of Dover.   Such a creative fundraiser!!!
Sun Life Financial
For the fifth year in a row, Dover Children’s Home partnered with Sun Life Financial for a very productive and positive Day of Caring.  On June 8, 2012, 14 Sun Life employees donated their time and talents for several hours to restore and rejuvenate several rooms of the Home with crisp new paint.   The annual projects completed by Sun Life Financial create a more appealing and welcoming presentation to a building that has provided a safe haven to thousands of children over the past century.  Dover Children’s Home is very fortunate to have the ongoing support of Sun Life Financial and the entire Sun Life crew.  With Sun Life Financial, many hands make light work, allowing us to complete projects in a day that would typically take weeks to finish.  Sun Life Financial, located on Rye Street in Portsmouth, offers a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services worldwide.  


Liberty Mutual
Thank you to Liberty Mutual for being such a tremendous supporter of the Home through the Give With Liberty employee payroll deduction campaign and the Serve With Liberty Day.  Click here to read the entire Foster’s article about the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s June 8 grant to the Home of $10,000.    As an underwriter of some of the Home’s annual fundraisers, Liberty Mutual has helped the Home raise thousands of dollars in much needed funding during the past few years.   


The Fabulous Find
A HUGE thank you to The Fabulous Find, a boutique-style thrift shop on Route One in Kittery, Maine for the “fabulous” donation of $9,000, the shop’s September 2011 profit.  Absolutely incredible.  Since opening a year ago, The Fabulous Find has given out over $90,000 to non-profit organizations.   Thank you top all the awesome volunteers who make the shop so successful.
Blast Party Rentals
Thank you to everyone who joins us for inflatable ride fun during Dover’s Apple Harvest Day.  Blast Party Rentals hosts 17 of our favorite inflatables…. bounce houses, super slides, a velcro wall,  a gladiator joust arena,  a bungee run, a batting cage,  and so much more.   Thank you to VXi Corporation at 271 Locust Street in Dover for underwriting the Home’s expenses for this event each year. 
Dover Lodge of Elks #184
Thank you to the Dover Lodge of Elks for generously donating money to the Home each year.  Your on-going support and compassion for our mission is truly appreciated.     
DF Richard Energy
In keeping with their community support spirit, DF Richard Energy in Dover has stepped forward to offer support in regards to the Home’s propane needs.  We are indepted to you for your kindness and generosity.
Ezra’s Way Neighborhood
Beginning in 2009, the Ezra’s Way neighborhood in Dover has come to the aid of Dover Children’s Home.  Through generous donations of twice monthly prepared meals for the children and staff; group community service projects such as raking the yard on Thanksgiving morning; preparing a special “breakfast for dinner” meal during the Home’s holiday celebration; working with area businesses to offer donations and discounts; providing access to sports scholarship funds; and making helpful donations of gift cards, financial support, and individual hygiene kits for the children, the Home has been able to re-allocate some of it’s limited resources to other critical operating expenses.   The on-going donations of food, labor, and practical items from Ezra’s Way have been invaluable to us, especially during this difficult recession.  The impact this group of committed people has on our Home and on our restrictive budget is incredible. 
Moose Lodge #443
We’ve been so grateful for the enduring support of the
Dover Moose.   Their non-stop community service and unconditional care for those in need in our community is truly inspirational.  Thank you, Moose,  for your $400 pledge for the DCH kids bowling team during our recent bowl-a-thon and for registering four teams for our golf tournament.   
Dover Panera Bread 
Panera Bread at 841 Central Avenue in Dover presented a $5,300 check to Dover Children’s Home on July 9, 2012 to help cover critical operating costs of the Home.  During the past four years, Panera Bread has donated a tremendous $11,900 to the Home through the “Share the Bread – Operation DoughNation” program where customer donations are matched by the store through David Peterman and Mitchell Roberts, franchise partners of Panera Bread’s New Hampshire locations.  To read the entire Foster’s Daily Democrat article, click here