Mount Washington Valley's Premiere Non-Profit Network
At the 6th Annual Carroll County RSVP Festival of Trees fundraiser, our wonderful and special community - supported by an extraordinary team of volunteers and RSVP staff - turned out to support RSVP’s Meals on Wheels Driver Program and our Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program.
Individuals, businesses and sponsors gave generously in support of this critical event, to provide dollars that will be a vital component to funding RSVP’s mileage reimbursement budget - dollars that will help RSVP continue to offer mileage reimbursement to our volunteer drivers in both our Meals on Wheels Driver Program and our Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program.
RSVP’s Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program volunteer drivers provide both local and long-distance door-to-door (door-through-door prior to the COVID-19 pandemic) non-emergency transportation at no cost to our elderly, individuals with disabilities, and veterans throughout Carroll County. Volunteer drives in RSVP’s Meals on Wheels Program deliver meals and provide wellness checks 5 days a week to individuals throughout Carroll County who are unable to leave their homes. Fresh and delicious food is prepared/distributed by Dinner Bell North, Gibson Nutrition Program, Madison Nutrition Program, Ossipee Concerned Citizen, Greater Wakefield Resource Center, Tamworth Community Nurse, Wolfeboro Meals on Wheels, and Moultonboro-Sandwich Meals Program.
The Festival of Trees is the single most important fundraising event for Carroll County RSVP. Our non-profit relies on a generous Carroll County grant, private and community foundation grants, corporate grants, in-kind donations, annual campaign donations, and fundraiser events for 100% of its annual funding. RSVP received no funds from the sale of goods or services.
Carroll County has over 390 volunteers in Carroll County including: over 65 drivers in our Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program, over 90 volunteers in six food pantries, over 15 volunteers in our Bone Builders Program, over 90 volunteers in our Meals on Wheels Driver Program, and over 90 volunteers in Other Community Priorities including hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, community centers, End 68 Hours of Hunger, American Red Cross, and senior centers throughout Carroll County.
Organizing an event such as Festival of Trees takes tremendous energy and dedication. In planning for RSVP’s 2022 Festival of Trees, we are reaching out for new members to our festival planning team. If you would like to join this exceptional team, please contact Mary Carey Seavey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-356-93312.
Success for the festival also takes a great base of sponsorship. We are exceptionally thankful to this year’s festival in-kind & monetary sponsors, including Settler’s Green Village Outlet; Robert “Bob” Gillis, Conserve Car Wash, North Conway: Carl Thibodeau, TP Storage, Conway; Conway Daily Sun; Mt Washington Radio – WMWV 93.5; Gregory Vanderveer, The Christmas Loft, North Conway; and The White Mountain Independents.
On behalf of the RSVP Advisory Board and staff, I offer our sincere gratitude for the tireless effort, passion, creativity, time and dollars offered by RSVP’s volunteers and our generous supporters. Thank you for joining with us in celebrating the opening of the holiday season. You made Carroll County RSVP’s Festival of Trees a truly remarkable success. Thank you!
Mary Carey Seavey, Director, Carroll County RSVP
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