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Ping Pong Ball Drop

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Bottomline Technologies Family 5K Run/Walk, September 20

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Car Wash, Dracut, MA

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Claire Bloom authors book

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Claire Bloom, Founder and Executive Director of End 68 Hours of Hunger has written a book about Ending Childhood Hunger in America, One School at a Time. It’s available on Amazon.com using the link above.

“If you want an autographed copy and are local you can just bring or send a check for $25 made out to End 68 Hours of Hunger to me. If you are not local, mail your check for $30 and I will autograph and mail your copy! PO Box 676, Somersworth NH 03878 Spread the word!!!”

Art with a Splash, July 9

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 1.29.22 PMEnd 68 Hours of Hunger Somersworth is having a fundraiser at Art With A Splash in Portsmouth on Wednesday, July 9, 6:30 PM. Art With A Splash will donate a portion of the registration fees for the event to the program. These classes are a lot of fun, and you come out with a great painting too. This night, the class will be painting “birdhouses”. To register for the class just go to the Art with A Splash website (http://www.artwithasplash.com/BirdHousesJUL9.html).

Feel free to bring along beer and wine to enjoy.

Pampered Chef Party, Nashua

On June 22nd, we are having a Pampered Chef fundraiser party!  The money raised for this will go directly to End 68 Hours of Hunger – Nashua. Help us reach our goal of $500 by using the link below. Under organization, type End 68 Hours of Hunger. http://new.pamperedchef.com/pws/darthyscookingcorner/pws-show-search

 

ORCSD Community Celebration Picnic

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Margarita’s, June 9

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Mini-Golf Tournament, Somersworth, June 4, 2014

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E68 Building named after Christine Skidds

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The following is an article that appeared in Foster’s Sunday Citizen, May 11, 2014

Christine Skidds honored for Helping to End Hunger

 

By ANGELICA M. PERRY Monday, May 12, 2014

 

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DOVER — Dover’s St. John’s Methodist Church honored Christine Skidds, the former End 68 Hours of Hunger team leader this Mother’s Day by displaying a sign dedicated in her name, identifying the building that was formally named for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.

Claire Bloom, the executive director established the program in 2011 and brought the idea to the church’s council where she and Skidds were both members. The idea came from a reading in church; to feed hungry children. Skidds was the first person to speak up and volunteer.

“Unfortunately, Christine was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but she helped out the program as much as she could until she got sick. She passed away before she could see the program succeed. She was the one who inspired this church to get involved, and this building wouldn’t have been here without her,” explains Keith Launchbury, Bloom’s husband and national board member for the program. “She was very aware of the need to feed hungry children, so that’s why she stepped forward. We owe her a big debt of gratitude and especially since today is Mother’s Day, it’s very appropriate.” 

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The program continues to grow significantly, stretching to three states and feeding almost 1,000 kids across the country with 500 volunteers. “It wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Christine’s participation and passion to help these children,” says Launchbury. According to the website, “End 68 Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning.” 

“Christine loved kids, and she was the most caring person,” says Skidds’ sister Andrea McCusker. “When Claire came to the church council’s meeting asking for help with getting the program started, of course she was the first to raise her hand. She felt a calling to help out with the children and it touched a special cord with her because her son was young himself and they would pack bags for the children together. She really felt the need for this to happen, and it did.”  To find out how to donate or volunteer, visit end68hoursofhunger.org.