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Rosado said it costs about $45,000 a month to operate the program for 16 families at a time, and they do it all without government assistance — not even food stamps or subsidies for their residents.
All of the funding comes from individuals and businesses, like Piccola Italia, who believe in what they are doing.
After catching the Thanksgiving Day football game between his alma mater East Boston High School and South Boston High School (an annual game he hasn't missed in more than 30 years), Paolini will skip Thanksgiving dinner with his own family to make sure the New Life Home family has everything they need. The women and staff will bring their own food, and at Paolini's insistence, use Piccola Italia's dinnerware rather than the paper and plastic they had originally planned on.
New Life Home has a place for Thanksgiving, but the organization has many other needs, like a space large enough for the 40 families on their waiting list. If you would like to learn more, visit www.newlifehome.org. You can make a donation online or send one to P.O. Box 148, Manchester, NH 03105.
It is difficult to find someone in the business and non-profit communities who has not met Ellie Cochran. After all, that has been her job for the past nine years — making community connections for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. And she has done her job very well, educating hundreds of people — often one at a time — about how the foundation helps improve the quality of our life in our community, and the personal benefits of supporting it.
Nothing will get you in the holiday mood like "The Nutcracker," and we certainly have our pick of performances in the city over the next three weekends.
It all starts this weekend with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater's Nutcracker performances at The Palace Theatre, which will be accompanied by a live orchestra. They are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 4 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $45.Dance Visions Network will present its Nutcracker performance at Saint Anselm College's Dana Center Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $17 at the door.
For more information on these, and many other Nutcracker performances around the region, visit www.NH365.ORG.
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