The plan was to distribute more of the bags Steff and I put together in Maine, but the weather was bad, and my familiarity with New Hampshire geography is sketchy. I was, however, able to find contact info for Hundred Nights Homeless Shelter, an organization helping those in need, explained what I was doing, and then dropped off the extra bags full of socks, hats, toiletries, and food.
More about the Hundred Nights Homeless Shelter (from their website):
The Mission of Hundred Nights, Inc. is to provide shelter and crisis related services to the displaced or homeless; to support the invisible members of our society who deserve dignity and a voice that is heard, through community, collaboration and guidance.
Our Vision Statement:
Hundred Nights, Inc. believes that Keene and Cheshire County is a community that invests in and supports its’ most vulnerable and invisible citizens with dignity, support, hope and a pathway to personal growth.
Our Operating Principles:
1. Hundred Nights, Inc. believes that self-sufficiency can only be realized for those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, illiteracy, chronic unemployment, and or incarceration when the public and business community come together to treat people with respect and support.
2. Hundred Nights, Inc. believes that all people are worthy, have a story to tell and should be heard.
3. Hundred Nights, Inc. operates to minimize the devastating impact that homelessness creates on the person and the community by providing a continuum of shelter options, housing referrals, health care and educational services.
4. Hundred Nights, Inc. acts to build and maintain the strength of our leadership, the skills and motivation of our staff and the active engagement of our guests as essential ingredients in order to strengthen our communities.