How You Can Help

As a non-profit public charity, Dover Children’s Home has provided services to thousands of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children for 120 years.  With severely limited state funding and annual budget cuts, monetary gifts and donations of any kind throughout the year allow the Home to provide activities, services, and programming to the children that would otherwise be unaffordable. Year-round, Dover Children’s Home is always thankful to receive donations that help support the basic daily operation of the Home. 

Monetary contributions can be made in the following ways: 

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Contributions by credit card
  • Payroll contributions
  • Corporate matches
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Staples, and BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Gift cards to local gas stations and supermarkets
  • Stocks
  • In-kind services
  • Monthly, recurring donations
  • Multi-year pledges of support
  • Planned giving
  • Secure donations via the “Donate Today” button on our website

In addition to financial gifts, our current needs are:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • 30 and 33 gallon black kitchen trash bags
  • Hot chocolate mix (individual packets) milk chocolate with marshmallows
  • Hilltop Fun Center gift cards
  • Hair salon gift certificates (local Dover area)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam and Jelly: strawberry, raspberry, grape, blueberry, apricot, peach
  • Applesauce (individual serving size)
  • String Cheese
  • Snacks: peanut butter crackers, Cheez-its, Goldfish, granola bars, raisins
  • Fresh Fruit: bananas, apples, grapes, strawberries
  • Juice: orange, apple, grape or cranberry (100% juice)
  • 20 individual-sized lowfat, fat-free, or Greek yogurts per month 
  • Drinking water: 2.5 gallon containers or 1 gallon containers
  • Box fans
  • Donations to the DCH Heating Oil Fund at DF Richard                          124 Broadway, Dover, NH  03820 and (603) 742-2020                          *** DF Richard generously donates all of the Home’s propane gas.

For more donation information or a tour of the Home, please email: