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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 122 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 Shaws, Hannaford, and Market Basket
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Staples, and BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Gift cards to Shell, Mobil, and Citgo
  • 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:

  • Aubrey 5-Piece Dining Set in Black (34573017)
  • “Forever” postage stamps
  • Coffee – ground and caffeinated
  • Back-to-school lunch snacks, individually wrapped
  • Small pans (not non-stick)
  • Non-stick medium size pots and pans
  • Non-stick chicken fryer skillet 
  • Non-stick flat griddle pan
  • Set of silverware
  • Sponges
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Bottled water
  • Individual-sized bags of chips
  • Salad dressing: French, Catalina, Creamy Italian, Ranch, Vinaigrette 
  • Jam and jelly: strawberry, raspberry, grape, blueberry, apricot, peach
  • String cheese and sliced cheese
  • Juice: orange, apple, grape or cranberry (100% juice and low sugar)
  • 20 individual-sized low-fat, fat-free, or Greek yogurts per month 
  • 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:  Renee at: or                                     Donna at: