Sunday, September 14, 2008


Jessica Eakin, HHS's Librarian on leave, writes: Two days before the school year officially opened, Youth-In-Action's Welcome BBQ for HHS students marked the 25th anniversary of the student-volunteer organization. Begun by Maureen Hall in 1983, Youth-In-Action still has the same goal of providing young people with volunteer opportunities that make a difference in the Upper Valley. Every year hundreds of Hanover students volunteer. This year, to celebrate 25 years of community service Youth-In-Action, is challenging 25 groups at Hanover High School to take on a volunteer project. The first group to rise to this challenge was the Hanover Girls Soccer team who prepared a meal for David’s House and baked goods for the Dartmouth Blood Donor Program. Everyone had a great time at the BBQ and hoped to do another dinner later in the season."

DAVID'S HOUSE, according to its web site, offers a comfortable home-away-from-home for children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Children aren't medical patients or motel guests at David's House; they are part of their own family in a quality home-like atmosphere. When the child cannot leave the Medical Center, David's House is for the families of these children--a retreat where they can stay to find, and give, support to their child and to each other. DAVID'S HOUSE is a gift from the people and businesses of northern New England to all the parents and children who come to the Medical Center.