It is often difficult to do the right thing under the best of circumstances. Life tends to get in the way of proactive good deed doing, despite the best of intentions. But the last nine months have made fundraising almost impossible, and have made any kind of "barn-raising" efforts even harder. This is where Building On Hope (BOH) comes in. They just finished their most recent project, the Nashua Police Athletic League.
Building on Hope
For the past decade, New Hampshire Magazine has been proud to promote the important and possibly unique work of Building on Hope. This group of concerned citizens had their first meetings in our office, and have joined forces with one worthy nonprofit every other year since to arrange for a complete makeover of its building and facilities.
They involve members of the building and design trades along with hundreds of volunteers, who together complete the work in a week or two in the spring. This year, just as Building on Hope was tackling the structure, offices and gym of the Nashua Police Athletic League, the pandemic put a crimp in the process. The makeover continues, but the deadline for completion was extended to December so that work can be done in socially distanced stages (one trade at a time).
As we get close to the grand reveal event on December 17, we asked Building on Hope volunteer Michael Hauptly-Pierce to send us dispatches from the project. Each week he’ll feature a person who’s donated time, materials and skills to help give new life to the Nashua PAL facilities.