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November 28, 2017:

Why #GIVINGTUESDAY 

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What is #GivingTuesday?
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
 #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
 
100% of your donations on Giving Tuesday are put into RCFY programming, with our direct PayPal link


We have many other options for giving to support RCFY too!

Volunteer (RCFY is run on volunteers), be an RCFY Advocate (pass along RCFY emails, encourage attendance at a meeting, share social posts, etc.)
Be a financial sponsor:

$  25  -  General office supplies donation

$  50  -  Sponsor a Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting

$100 -  Sponsor a Youth Action member for a year

Donations can be make online or by check.  Our mailing address is:

 

Raymond Coalition For Youth
Raymond Town Hall
4 Epping St
Raymond, NH  03077


Thank you!!  Your donation goes directly to supporting our youth, families and community.  Please visit our website to learn more about the great programming, activities, events and especially information and resources that are available.

Donations also support these great upcoming events-
January  5, 2018 -  Project Safeguard
January 26, 2018 - Family Fun Night
February - Connect Suicide Prevention Trainings
March 24, 2018 - 5th Annual Gala Fundraiser
Weekly RCFY Youth Action meetings
Monthly RCFY Networking meetings
Ongoing newsletters and community outreach.

Have an amazing day!

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and


reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 


You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting,  

December 14, 2017, 9 - 10:30 am
Lamprey Health Care

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

2018 Meeting Dates:
1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8 & 12/13.
Connect with our Google Community Events Calendar

*Please note our new number*  (603) 895-7061
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen


Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
 
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November 21, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello,

We try to do our best to make sure all of our Raymond Coalition For Youth members and supporters know how grateful we are to have you on our team and your support throughout the year. 

BUT, this is a season to stop and reflect upon all we have to be grateful for on a different level.  A time to pause, and think about the impact our combined efforts of working together, sharing resources and providing information have created.  When we do this, we have to smile and have a warm feeling because it is pretty remarkable.

It is often said that we can not put a number on prevention.  This means that we will never be able to say how many lives we have impacted, or even saved, with our work.  But here are a few examples we can share:
  • A young child who has their parent back in their life because we helped to connect them with treatment and recovery services.
  • The young adults who went off to college and were equipped with tools and knowledge to be able to resist the risks associated with binge drinking and drug use.    
  • The Grandparents we provided access to support services to, who were themselves providing support to their grandchildren, as their own child struggled with addiction.  
  • The hundreds of students who were provided substance misuse prevention resources, trusted adults and information to help them make good choices.
  • The twelve young adults who were given a second chance by participating in our My Choice Diversion Program along with their parents.  
This list could go on and on and is made possible by the partnerships, collaboration and support of you, our RCFY friend, supporter and teammate.  Thank you.

As you celebrate this Holiday season we wanted to provide some things to consider as you are enjoying time with your guests. 
  • Substance misuse and addiction effects two out of three people in some way.  It maybe a friend, spouse, child, parent or coworker.  For many, they may not feel comfortable talking about it or be open about it.  This is where your language and understanding are important.  
  • Remember, not all of your guests might want to drink, have plenty of non alcohol options.
  • Children will be present, remember to model responsible behavior and responsible drinking (never driving after drinking - what is the message there?)
  • Be sure to have clear rules that it is not okay for anyone under the age of 21 to be drinking alcohol. 
  • You could help someone who might be struggling with addiction or substance misuse connect to help.  Remember we have a NH Addiction Hotline open 24/7, #: 1-844-711-4357.
  • Have a conversation about prevention!  A blog written by me for Drug Free NH - Don't Let the Evil We Know Grow While We Aren't Looking as well as a Union Leader article from Sunday - please share with your friends and family.
Thank you for all that you do and being a part of RCFY!
I hope you and your family have a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving Season.

Sincerely,
Celeste Clark, RCFY Executive Director

P.S.:  Please remember RCFY is a member of Amazon Smiles and we will be participating in Giving Tuesday too!  - See below
On Tuesday November 14, Drug Free NH featured Celeste as their guest blogger. Click the image to read the blog!
Featured in Sunday's NH Union Leader, Celeste urges NH to pay attention to all the addiction issues that affect our state. 
On Saturday 11/18/2017, we participated in Prevention Night with DEA New England, Manchester Monarchs Hockey. We thank everyone who came out for the game, showed their support for RCFY and showed their Raymond Pride. Take a look at our photo album, as well as our video that was up on the Jumbotron!
What is #givingTuesday? 
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
 
100% of your donations on Giving Tuesday are put into RCFY programming, with our direct PayPal link. We have many other options for giving to suit all budgets. 
When you shop with AmazonSmile and use the RCFY link, Amazon donates a portion of your eligible purchases to RCFY. We thank you for choosing us as your AmazonSmile Charitable Cause!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the fun educational programs we are able to provide to the Youth of Raymond!
We were happy to join members of Teen Challenge NH this past Saturday night at Manchester Monarchs Prevention Night to be interviewed and featured on the Jumbotron! Congratulations to the Raymond Rams Football for such a successful football season, and for showing us all about Raymond Pride!

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 


You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting,  

December 14, 2017, 9 - 10:30 am
Lamprey Health Care

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

2018 Meeting Dates:
1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8 & 12/13.
Connect with our Google Community Events Calendar

*Please note our new number*  (603) 895-7061
View our Giving Options
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen


Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
 
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