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Whistle While You Work

20th-century Scots town planner and social activist Patrick Geddes is credited with the phrase, “Think globally, act locally.” In this Projects Block, our task was to fulfill a local need such as fixing up the home of an elderly Milford or Wilton resident who cannot take care of the work on her own or to provide aid to local charities, e.g. Marguerite’s Place in Nashua. Participants learned what it means to meet and offer service to a nearby person (or group) in need, and began to instill in themselves a lifelong habit of performing such service for those less fortunate than themselves. 

We End Where We Began...

We end where we began and know the place for the first time (apologies to Mr. Eliot). Back to the soup kitchen for one more day of cleaning, sorting and serving.  Ten hard days of volunteer work draw to a close.

Nashua Soup Kitchen


Posted by HMS on Monday May 26 at 04:19PM
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Thanks to the Cornucopia Project!

We enjoyed spending time with the Cornucopia Project in Peterborough, and are delighted with their thank you for us... and return a thanks to them for the opportunity! 

Thank you collage from the Cornucopia Project

Posted by HMS on Thursday May 15
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Spring Clean-Up

In addition to volunteering at local non-profit organizations, we also helped out a few families with all the spring clean-up tasks that arise at this time of year.

volunteering at a private home

Posted by HMS on Thursday May 15
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Marguerite's Place

A highlight of our work at Marguerite's Place in Nashua was hanging out with the children... babies included! 

hanging out with children at Marguerite's Place in Nashua NH

Lily cleaning toys at Marguerite's Place

Posted by HMS on Wednesday May 14
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Touchstone Farm

We spent a day at Touchstone Farm in Temple. This local pony farm hosts the Horse Power program, supporting individuals through an encouraging and safe atmosphere where success and fun is built into every lesson with the ponies.

scenes from Touchstone Farm in Temple NH

Posted by HMS on Tuesday May 13
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Families in Transition

Families in Transition is located in Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH. We visited the Manchester location and helped with another painting task. Here we are AFTER a job well done!

Families in Transition, Manchester NH


Posted by HMS on Monday May 12
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Painting a Fence on the Rail Trail

More work on the Rail Trail in Nashua today by Owen, Jack, Chenoa, Lily, Jiahong, Lauren, John and Ellie.

painting a fence for the Rail Trail

Posted by HMS on Friday May 9 at 12:06PM
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Marguerite's Place

Wednesday we spent the day at Marguerite's Place in Nashua, a non-profit transitional housing program for women and children in need.

HMS students helped out at Marguerite's Place in Nashua.

Posted by HMS on Wednesday May 7 at 04:45PM
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Nashua Heritage Rail Trail

Tuesday we worked outside, cleaning up the Nashua Heritage Rail Trail near downtown Nashua. The Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL) helps with the trail and invites volunteer groups to periodically assist in the maintenance. The popular pathway was originally part of the Worcester and Nashua Railroad up until the 1980s and is well-used by the local community.

HMS students working along the Nashua Heritage Rail Trail

Posted by HMS on Tuesday May 6
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Nashua Food Pantry

We began our service with the Nashua Food Pantry, having fun while helping them organize their stock. 

 students having fun organizing items in the basement of the Nashua Food Pantry

Posted by HMS on Monday May 5
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