David’s House provides
and support for families
with children receiving treatment
through Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Keeping David’s dream alive…
Happy Birthday David’s House!
From the Executive Director
Dear Friends, fully realize. So while we celebrate the In closing, we hope this year brings
amazing legacy David and the Cyr much joy to your lives. We look
It’s been quite a while since our last family have given to our community, forward to the opportunity during this
newsletter went out. With a bustling we also urge everyone to take a moment special year to reconnect with guests
house full of activity, we’ve found our- to make a difference. A call to action and donors from years past, all while
selves to be constantly on the go, with has been made to inspire 2,500 people making new friendships and providing
the biggest priority always being able of all ages to honor David by making a the highest quality care and support to
to meet the needs of our guests every personal gift to the house in his name. those who count on us when their child
single day. We’re so fortunate to live in Gifts of all sizes will count toward this needs medical treatment.
a community that truly cares about the goal and can be made online by clicking
people in it. Not only do people care, on the 25th Anniversary picture, or via With Warm Regards,
but they take the time to show it in both mail (please put 25th Anniversary in the
large and small ways. memo section). We hope that schools,
community groups, churches, busi-
This year in particular is a very special nesses as well as individuals will take on
and important one as we celebrate 25 this initiative in creative ways to show
years of bringing children home to your support. If you need assistance in Dawn
David’s House, fulfilling the wish young putting your effort together, feel free to
David had so long ago and impacting contact our Development Director, Jaye
more lives than we’ll probably ever Olmstead, for guidance.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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In honor of our 25th anniversary, we have
a number of very special moments planned.
We’d like to bring all of our friends – past
and present – together to celebrate our many
accomplishments, thanks to the vision
of a very compassionate little boy.
We hope to see you at one of these events!
David’s House at 25!
Saturday, May 14 Saturday, August 27
6:00pm – 9:00pm 5:00pm – 9:00pm
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT Your Story
Our culminating upscale gala celebra- Calling all guests, donors, and
David’s House is about families, so tion is an opportunity to honor Dick volunteers…we want to hear your
why not bring your family for a night Cyr and David’s vision. This is a social story! We have so many memories
of fun while helping us celebrate our evening that will feature presentations accumulated over the past 25 years,
anniversary! Tickets, which include from Dick, guests, volunteers, and but we want to hear in your words
refreshments, an anniversary keepsake, other special friends of David’s House. how David’s House impacted your
and admission to the exhibits, are $15 Hearty hors d’oeuvres, music, and life. We are looking for stories and
for adults, $10 for children, or $50 for an anniversary keepsake are included pictures that we can share online,
a family. Presentations will be made by in the ticket price of $50 per person. in our newsletters, and in reports…
David’s House founder, Dick Cyr and Discounted rates for accommodations and no one can tell others about
families who have stayed at David’s will be available. who we are and what we do better
House. We’ll also have a few “special than you can! You can email our de-
surprise guests” on hand. Please check our website at www. velopment director, Jaye Olmstead,
davids-house.org/SilverCelebrations at jaye.olmstead@davids-house.
for more information on these events and org or send mail to P.O. Box 660,
Sunday, July 24 to reserve tickets. Lebanon, NH 03766.
11:00am – 2:00pm
David’s House, Lebanon, NH
Our 3rd annual Sundae at the House
event, sponsored by Price Chopper,
KIXX 100.5 Radio, and Mascoma Bank,
promises to be bigger and better than
ever before! Originally started as a way
to bring former guests “back home” –
Sundae at the House features a BBQ,
ice cream sundaes and hands-on kids’
activities, entertainment, and raffles.
There will even be an opportunity for
a family portrait. Current and former
guests receive a coupon that waives the
$5.00 per carload admission.
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★ EvEnts to BEnEfit ★
April 9 May 14 July 15, August 20
Mount Sunapee 20th Annual Canaan Hardware Customer & September 12
Intragalactic Cardboard Appreciation Day Bake Sale
Sled Race Margarita’s Full Moon
10am – 2pm. For more information Madness, Salem, NH
For more information please go to please call Robin at Canaan Hardware
www.mountsunapee.com and click on at 603-523-4352. Beginning at 4pm, enjoy giveaways,
the Mountain tab for Sunapee events. contests, flavorful specials and lots of
fun and excitement PLUS 5% of the
May 21 evening’s gross lounge sales are donated
May 7 Tuck Run for the Kids at
to David’s House. For more information
Mascoma High School
For more information please go to
Support the Class of 2012 in raising http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/ Breakfast with NASCAR Greats
money for us! For info email Emily at clubs/run4kids/.
May 9 – Sept. 5 May 21
Car Nutz and Sunapee Lions Spring Spectacular
Club Cruise Nights This annual fundraiser showcases the
Car Nutz incredible talents of some of the Keene
and Suna- area’s finest gymnasts. Call Lucy at
pee Lions 603-357-4530 for information.
benefit June 21
David’s Kevin’s Longest Ride
place every Celebrate the summer solstice by sup-
Monday porting Newport resident Kevin Onnela
night in the Sugar River Bank Parking in his motorcycle ride to benefit us.
Lot, North Main Street in Newport, On the longest day of the year, Kevin is
hoping to ride 1,500 miles, collecting Join us for this year’s Governor’s
NH. Come see an incredible display of
pledges per mile for David’s House. For Breakfast to benefit David’s House and
classic cars, or show your own beauty
information on how you can support Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth at
off! For more information call Wayne
his ride, call Kevin at 603-558-1110 or New Hampshire Motor Speedway in
603-863-5220. To make a donation in Loudon, NH. Past speakers at this event
have included NASCAR greats such
honor of Kevin, please go to the Events
tab on our website. as Carl Edwards, David Ragan, Kyle
Petty, Scott Wimmer and team owner
Hanover Chamber of Commerce Ray Evernham. Special ambassador,
Business After Hours July 9 Joey Logano, will entertain questions
from the audience with the assistance
5:30pm – 7:00pm at David’s House. Bear Ridge Speedway’s 10th of track announcer Dick Berggren. For
Annual Benefit Night more information on tickets please go
For more information please go to dv/governors_breakfast.html.
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★ D a v i D ’ s H o u s E ★
July 16 kids at heart can take a swing at being
the best in their division. Corporate
Ricky’s Race for Kids teams, families, and individuals of all
ages are invited to participate. For more
information please go to the Events tab
on our website.
For more information please contact
Lynn at 603-279-9046.
September 12 Remembering Loved Ones
It’s Tee Time
The Upper Valley Golf Tournament
will be held at Hanover Country Club
and promises to be a fun-filled day of
golf, dining, and prizes galore. F.W.
Webb will once again be our Corporate
Sponsor, with Murphy’s on the Green
supplying the evening’s buffet dinner.
Registration is $125 per player, with Da-
Join us for the Modified Racing Series’ vid’s House providing a bag lunch and
premier event, Ricky’s Race for Kids, tournament gift. Family and friends
at Canaan Speedway in Canaan, NH. may attend the evening reception for
This year’s event is sponsored by Irving $30 per person. Please go to the Events
Energy and Mascoma Savings Bank, The 16th Annual Memorial Tree
tab on our website to find information Planting Ceremony will be held at 2pm
and is kicked off with a Pre-Party at on additional sponsorship opportuni-
Gateway Motors in White River Junc- at David’s House. There will be an op-
ties or to register. portunity for guests to share thoughts
tion on Friday night from 4pm – 8pm.
or memories during the ceremony, or
For more information please go to the
Events tab on our website. privately in a memory book. A ceremo-
nial tree will be planted, followed by an
Granite State Chapter of informal gathering of families, friends,
August 6 Victory Motorcycle Club’s Ride
to David’s House
staff, and volunteers. Call Dawn to
RSVP at 603-643-2298.
Chester Norman Thomas
Motorcycle Ride to David’s For more information please call Kim
House at 603-494-4627. Other upcoming events
(watch the website for details!)
For more information please contact
Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Annual WIFFLe® Ball Fall 2011:
August 20 Tournament
Chiggy’s Chicks for Charity
Lindsey Frank Memorial Love WIFFLE ball? Then get set to play Auction
Motorcycle Ride to David’s in the first annual David’s House Tour-
ney at Grantham Indoor in Grantham, Carol Shepard’s 6th Annual
House Birthday Party
NH. Kids and adults who are really
For more information or to find out how your business or group can sponsor one of these events,
please contact Jaye at email@example.com or call 603-643-2298.
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What David’s House Means to Us
my name is elissa powers and my husband, Peter, sleeping. The first
and I were guests at David’s House in August of 2008. We have night we stayed in
made a donation to David’s House in memory of Peter’s younger the birthing pavilion
brother, Sean M. Powers, who was killed by a drunk driver on because they had space
August 14, 2008. Sean was a Hopkinton police officer who was on for us at the moment,
his way home from work when his motorcycle was struck from but we never knew if
behind. The car was driving 90mph and the two passengers fled they would fill up in
the scene, leaving Sean in the road and not knowing the condi- the middle of the night
tion he was in. and have to move us.
We also stayed in the
My husband and I heard about Sean’s death from his parents, Koala Suite a couple of
who drove by the scene of the accident on their way to Concord times but that was never
Hospital that morning. I had been admitted to the hospital the a sure thing. Every
day before, being 34 weeks along with twin boys and not feeling morning we would pack
well. It was a very difficult time for all of us, as it was very unfair up our things, put them
for Sean to be taken from us that way. That afternoon I was in the car, and wait all Owen (left) and Evan at one year old.
transferred to Dartmouth Hospital because I was considered high day to find out where
risk. My condition worsened we could sleep that night. It wasn’t until we got a room at David’s
over the day and the doctors House that we got back to some kind of normalcy. Knowing we
at Dartmouth told us that the had a place to stay, a real bed to sleep in, and didn’t have to pack
babies had to be born that day. our things in the morning was what Peter and I needed after the
At 8:07 and 8:08 our two sons, days we had just been through.
Sean’s two nephews, Owen and
Evan, were born. They were six David’s House was like a home to us when we were going
weeks early and brought to the through difficult times and didn’t want to be too far away from
NICU where they spent three our babies. It definitely helped lift our spirits by taking some of
weeks. As one of Peter’s other the stress out of the situation. We are very thankful that David’s
brothers said, “It was a bitter- House was there for us, and we wanted to help give a little back.
sweet day.” One of the saddest The money in Sean’s name was made possible by the 2nd Annual
Owen (left) and Evan, but one of the most joyful days Sean Powers Motorcycle Benefit Ride that took place in July 2009.
almost 2 weeks old. of my life, as these babies are The ride was started by two of Sean’s high school friends, and is
Peter’s and my first-born. Sad not only because we lost Sean, but planned to take place every year. Sean was a very special person
also because Owen and Evan will never get to meet their wonder- to all of us and liked by everyone who knew him. He would want
ful uncle. One of Peter’s uncles once told me that Sean did get to good things to come out of the terrible thing that happened to
meet his nephews because, as he was going up to heaven, Owen him. The money donated to David’s House is meant to continue
and Evan were coming down and their paths crossed then. providing a wonderful, safe place for people in their time of need.
Sean would be grateful knowing that he could be a part of that.
The first few nights after I was released from the hospital were
hard for Peter and me, as we never knew where we would be Elissa Powers
hello there. this is kymmy bent. My son Christopher was born with gastroschisis 7 years
ago and through all the hardships we encountered during that time you guys were there. Like angels
sent from heaven, you were there. There is no possible way to thank you all for what you’ve done for our
family. We just wanted to send a recent picture of Christopher for you and give you a little update. He is 6
years old now and healthy as can be (well, we do have precautions). He still sleeps with the quilt made by
one of the ladies who was there for us. We thank you again for giving us shelter and hope while we were
there—it was the glue that held us together. God bless you all for the love and comfort you give people.
Chris Bent. Kymmy Bent
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Rochelle Berliner, retiring Volunteer Wanda (R), and sister Kara, selling souve- Jacob and Katie Jones design thank you
Coordinator. nirs at the annual Giving Trees Concert. cards for our Giving Trees Campaign.
A Heartfelt Volunteer Spotlight The Legacy Lives
Thank You by Wanda Santti On: Messages from
by Rochelle Berliner Volunteering at David’s House is one
of the best things I have ever done for
Some of our Junior
How do I even begin to say Thank You myself. I have seen the generosity from Ambassadors (JAB)
for the fabulous 8½ years in which I strangers and friends, felt the love and
have been privileged to work at David’s compassion from the guests and the Being a JAB member and helping
House? First of all I feel odd calling it staff and volunteers. I have seen families David’s House has been really beneficial
“work” because it was so pleasurable! supporting each other over meals in for me. I’ve met people who have
the kitchen. I have heard the words of helped me, and I, in a way, have passed
The volunteers and staff are an incredible encouragement that flow through these this help on. There are families who
group of people. In my many, many years walls. need David’s House, and this weighs
in the working world, I have never come on me, my family having needed in the
across an entire team of people who are It’s not one big thing that keeps me same way. Working with the other JAB
so compassionate, dedicated, cheerful coming back here to volunteer but a members has been fun, and seeing the
and helpful. I wish we could bottle up ton of little moments: kids who bring group grow, thrilling.
what they all have and distribute this in checks from their birthday parties Katie Jones
magic formula to all workplaces—what a where they requested donations to
wonderful world we would have. David’s House rather than take gifts for My experience working at David’s
themselves, the man who won free fuel House as a JAB member is great. I love
It’s going to be difficult to leave David’s and donated it here, Dick Cyr’s voice helping out at David’s House with all
House behind, but I know everything on the phone thanking me for my vol- the work we do. David’s House has
about David’s House will always be unteer efforts, doing the Giving Trees helped me so much the last 6 years, this
a part of me. I would never trade the Radiothon in December and interacting is just my way to pay them back.
amazing friends I have made at David’s with everyone there, the looks of relief Carol Shepard
House. But I am ready to move on and on tired parents’ faces when they come
to understand the great freedom that through the door. My experience as a JAB member has
comes with aging. been fun, interesting, and cool. It has
So many things stay with me, and allowed me to go places and do things
Thank you to everyone who has given ultimately make me want to be a better that most kids never get to do. It has
of themselves to make David’s House person. David’s House is a place of also helped me with my fear of speaking
the wonderful place it is. You have made comfort and hope, and I plan to be a in public.
my life special. I will never let my love part of this organization as long as they
of David’s House and all the wonderful will have me. Todd Gordon
people I have met leave my heart.
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remain in touch when she is home. Last
spring Carol was officially welcomed Grocery List
to her team during nationally-ranked
Dartmouth’s game against Penn.
The program, now called “The
Huddle,” has expanded to include other
Dartmouth varsity teams and there
are several waiting to be matched with Paper products:
a David’s House patron. The newest Paper towels
participants are the men’s lacrosse team Toilet paper
and Dakota Dumas, who has benefitted Paper plates and bowls
greatly from his friendship with the Big Paper cups – 5 oz. only
Green athletes, helping him continue Paper or Foam coffee cups
to tackle his cancer treatments with Snack items:
courage. Juice boxes
Concentrated juices or regular size
Cookies and crackers
The Huddle isn’t just about what the Flavored teas
Dartmouth student-athletes bring to Cereal – single serving and regular
Dartmouth and David’s House:
their adopted teammates. It’s a real Breakfast bars
teammates for life. Fruit snacks
partnership in which the children
and their families inspire the student-
Pudding snack cups
athletes on the field and in their Oatmeal (individual packets)
Athletes & David’s
“Being able to help Carol in whatever Single serving microwavable meals
way we can has been a really positive Beef stew (small size)
Coffee creamer (powder)
experience for me and my teammates,” Macaroni & Cheese (single serving)
said Dartmouth junior Sarah Plumb. Ramen Noodles or Soup
by Dara Ely, “Carol has taught us so much about
Assistant Director of Varsity Athletics what it means to give back and about Laundry detergent – powder
Communications Dartmouth College being courageous. She continues to Liquid hand soap
surprise and inspire me each time I visit Bleach
Last winter, the Dartmouth women’s her at David’s House—she is always so
Dishwasher detergent – powder
lacrosse team gained an unlikely new excited to see us and it is so rewarding Disinfecting wipes
teammate. She wasn’t a speedy offensive to know that we are able to brighten Window cleaner
player or a powerful defender. She was this girl’s day even if it is just a little bit.” Trash bags 13 gal. & 30 gal.
14-year-old Carol Sheperd, a leukemia
survivor and one of David’s House’s
most active ambassadors.
Dartmouth’s team had been on a
waiting list to participate in a national
program, Friends of Jaclyn, which
was started by Northwestern lacrosse
and pairs teams with children and
teens who are battling cancer. The
team and patient in turn become a
support system for each other. Led by
then senior captain Colleen Olsen ’10,
Dartmouth’s team decided to create its
own program, reaching out to DHMC
and David’s House to see how the Big
Green could help.
Carol’s teammates, the Dartmouth
players, visit her whenever she and her
family come to David’s House and they Members of the men’s lacrosse team spend time gaming it up with Dakota.
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A birds-eye-view of the excitement at “Command Central” during the Radio-thon.
Giving Spirit Alive and Well in the Upper Valley
The spirit of giving was alive and well many of their locations throughout The campaign culminated in a two-day
in the Upper Valley this past holiday New Hampshire and Vermont in selling radiothon and auction that continued
season, as David’s House celebrated Giving Tree cutouts for $1 each and the tradition of bringing new friends
the success of the 21st Annual Giving collecting donations through canisters to our doors – thank you to Mike Dion
Trees Campaign. Starting off a flurry of placed on their countertops. of Lyme and Kyle Welch of Newport.
event activity was the 7th annual benefit A huge thank you goes out to all of
concert hosted by KIXX 100.5 and “We serve thousands of families from the businesses who donated auction
sponsored by Dead River Company, the same market area, so it was a great items, the volunteers who helped at all
featuring our long-time friend Billy addition to the campaign to have the of the events throughout the month,
Arnold. stores outside of the Upper Valley the station DJs and crew who worked
raising awareness for us,” stated Jaye tirelessly planning and implementing
“Having Billy join us every year Olmstead, Development Director. the events and the very generous com-
since the concert started epitomizes munity members who called in to share
what this event is all about…friends Local Jiffy Marts also hosted live radio their stories, make a donation, or bid on
coming together for a fun night out remotes with KIXX DJ’s and ran a items. Your generosity is what enables
while supporting a great community promotion where a percentage of us to help over a thousand families each
cause,” stated Executive Director, Dawn gasoline sales during the broadcast were year. On behalf of all of them, we thank
Stanhope. donated. Also joining in the fun this you from the bottom of our hearts!
year were Green Mountain Association
Special thanks to the other concert of Insurance Professionals, Mascoma We’d also like to thank Richard Bruno
sponsors: Residence Inn Marriott, Bank, Bridgeman’s Furniture, Friends of for the beautiful wreaths he adorns
Hypertherm, Mascoma Savings Bank, Karaoke, Windsor Elks Texas Hold ’Em, the house with for the holidays, and
Markem-Image, Anthem, Country New England School of Hair Design, Professional Decorators of Vermont for
Kitchen Restaurant & Catering, Blue the Upper Valley Aquatic Center, and putting up the holiday lights.
Diamond Limo, and Bacon Graphics. The Common Man Restaurant in Cla-
remont, all of whom ran promotional
Jiffy Mart Corporation also involved events to raise funds for us.
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What David’s House Means to Us
Dear David’s House,
my husband and i had our twins prematurely at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, which is about two hours way from our home. Tyler and
Kayla remained in the hospital after my release for monitoring until they were strong enough
to be moved to a hospital in Concord, NH. What David’s House provided for us was a safe
and comfortable home-away-from-home and the option to be close to them during their stay.
The opportunity to be near the kids during that time was priceless and a huge relief.
You may know first-hand what it is like to have a child or loved one admitted to the hospital
that is far away from home. This is where David’s House was a lifesaver.
David’s House holds a dear place in my heart, and my husband’s. I would like to thank you all
for what you do.
The Chandler Family – Mickey, James, Tyler and Kayla
i had never heard of david’s house until may to relax during the day as well as eat and sleep at night. I
22, 2004. On that day my then 2-year-old son Keegan was run loved being able to spend time with my daughter close to but
over by a lawn mower and DHART’d to DHMC. The severity of his away from the hospital and she was able to have fun playing
injuries had my husband and I completely overwhelmed. We didn’t on the playground at David’s House.
know if he would live and if he did what his life might be like. We
needed to be able to stay close to him and the hospital for as long as One notable memory was her birthday. Keegan was still in
it would take to find out. We knew we couldn’t go back home and the hospital and she and my husband had come to visit. We
be an hour and a half away from the hospital. The nurses mentioned had not planned anything special for her since we did not
David’s House and we jumped at the opportunity. They were full that want to leave him. In the afternoon, after being at the hospi-
first night and we had to stay at the Day’s Inn. It felt like we were so far tal for a while, we headed back to David’s House. When we
from the hospital. The next night a room opened up at David’s House walked into our room, there were birthday gifts and a card
and we stayed there. We really had no idea what on the bed. To this day, I don’t know
we were getting into but it was within walking how they knew, because we didn’t
distance to the hospital and was cheaper than tell them, but the staff had found out
the hotel so we went for it. that it was her birthday and decided
to make it special for her. It really did
I stayed there for the next month while Keegan make her day special.
recovered. My husband and daughter visited
off and on staying a night here and there. Over We still go back and stay at David’s
that month, the staff, volunteers, and other House when Keegan has an early
guests became a second family to me. Each time morning appointment or surgery.
I returned to the house from the hospital they We are always welcomed. The staff
would ask how Keegan was doing and what remembers his name and marvels at
the next steps were. They always remembered his progress.
what was said and were genuinely interested in
what I had to say. There were reassuring hugs So as you can tell, David’s House is
and promises of thoughts and prayers along the not just a house to my family. It has
way. Warm meals were waiting there along with been so much more.
snacks to take with me back to the hospital if I
needed them. It was wonderful to have a place Sincerely,
to go to do laundry, shower, take a nap, or just Linda Ewing
10 david ’ s house news Keegan and friend.
are grateful to everyone who joins us
throughout the year! David’s House, Inc.
PO Box 660
• The many groups of students Lebanon, NH 03766-0660
& staff from Dartmouth College
on the Web: davids-house.org
• Everything But Anchovies facebook.com/davidshouseinc
• Green Mountain Coffee Proud Member of the National Association
• BJ’s of Hospital Hospitality Houses
• King Arthur Flour
• Simon Pearce
• Lebanon Rotary David’s House
• Enfield Lioness Club Board of Directors
Richard A. Cyr – President Emeritus & Founder
• Crystal Rock Bottled Water
Members of the Manchester Monarchs, Al Wakefield – President
with mascot Max, and two of our young • Dimatix David Agan – Vice President
guests. • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts April May Preston – Vice President
Stacey Chiocchio – Treasurer
• TomTom Dan Gauthier – Secretary
Community Supporters • Manchester Monarchs Lori Carrier
David’s House couldn’t operate 365 • Ladies of the Lakes and Hannah Terry Durkin
days a year without the generosity Dustin Quilters Guilds Bob Frisch
of the many individuals and busi- • Youth in Action, Lebanon & Hanover Bill Hall
nesses who donate their time, talent, Jeff Hastings
• St. Denis Confirmation Class David Leenders
and resources to make sure families
• Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Buff McLaughry
staying with us are treated to a home-
away-from home environment. We • Tavern Players – King of Pubs Lindsay Tallon
Celebrating the Past, David’s House Staff
Dawn Stanhope – Executive Director
With Our Sights on the Future Jaye Olmstead – Development Director
Cathy Labonte – House Manager
Don Dutton – Finance Director
A celebration of the past would not be complete without looking to the future to see Dave Allen – Volunteer Coordinator
Alice Fletcher, Paula Welch – Housekeeping
how we can continue our mission. Bequests make a real difference for the future of
Elena Petrici, Jason Crowley – Resident Managers
David’s House, and can make it possible for many more families to stay with us during
what can be the most difficult of times. You can specify a dollar amount, a percentage of
the estate or the residual part of the estate, as well as make the gift contingent on specific
future events. Newsletter
Special 25th Anniversary Issue
Vol. 22 No. 1 – Spring 2011
Bequests do not reduce current assets. Many donors want to make a greater effort to
Please call or email Jaye at
support us, but are not in a position to do so right now. A bequest means that you make
the gift when you no longer need to have the funds available. if your newsletter information needs
to be updated or if you’d prefer to receive an
Bequests can be made after taking care of family. By including a percentage of the e-newsletter in order to help reduce
remainder of your estate or trust after providing for your family you can ensure that our printing/mailing costs.
your loved ones receive priority. Bequests can be easily modified at any time until death. Newsletter Contributors
If your circumstances change, you can easily modify your will at any time. Jaye Olmstead, Dawn Stanhope
Making a decision to include David’s House in your estate plans is a personal choice. We Desktop Studio
encourage you to consult your tax or estate professional for more information on this
type of giving, and to contact us with questions about our bequest society.
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New London, NH
Permit No. 11
PO Box 660
Lebanon, NH 03766-0660
Families Served at David’s House
1986 – 2010
Alabama 1 Minnesota 4 Other Nations
Alaska 2 Missouri 2 Bolivia 1
Arizona 1 Montana 1 Canada 9
Arkansas 2 New Hampshire 7,488 Croatia 1
California 9 New Jersey 40 England 1
Colorado 2 New Mexico 2 Germany 1
Connecticut 75 New York 202 India 1
Delaware 2 North Carolina 13 Indonesia 1
District of Columbia 1 Ohio 7 Israel 1
Florida 23 Oregon 2 Italy 1
Georgia 7 Pennsylvania 30 Nepal 1
Hawaii 1 Rhode Island 24 Nigeria 1
Illinois 13 South Carolina 2 Panama 1
Indiana 2 South Dakota 1 Poland 1
Iowa 1 Tennessee 3 Puerto Rico 1
Kansas 4 Texas 9 Russia 1
Kentucky 3 Vermont 2,407 Slovakia 1
Louisiana 2 Virginia 14 Sudan 1
Maine 250 Washington 4 Switzerland 1
Maryland 4 West Virginia 1
Massachusetts 273 Wisconsin 1 GRAND TOTAL 10, 973