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The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle was founded in April 2006 by a group of local women eager to use their skills and resources to address critical issues facing the Seacoast community.

Get Involved.

Ways to Get Involved in the Seacoast Community:

  • Contact the United Way of the Greater Seacoast and become a volunteer. There are countless opportunities for people to get involved in local organizations. The United Way's Volunteer Action Center serves as a community resource for matching volunteers with projects that suit their schedule, interests, and skills. Contact the United Way at
  • Volunteer to provide a meal at one of the local homeless shelters such as Cross Roads House or Seacoast Family Promise.
  • Organize a food drive with neighbors and friends for our local food pantry, Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Find out more at
  • Donate clothing and/or household items you and your family no longer use to a local non-profit thrift store such as Fair Tide located in Kittery, Maine; Wonderland Thrift Store located in Exeter, NH; or Puddle Dock West Thrift Shop in Portsmouth.
  • Participate in a beach clean up. Contact Blue Ocean Society to find out more information.
  • Join a non-profit board. United Way of the Greater Seacoast manages BoardMatch to connect volunteers with appropriate non-profit board opportunities. No board experience necessary.
  • Visit the website of your favorite local non-profits to view their "wish lists" or take a look at the United Way's annual volunteering and giving guide. The guide includes brief descriptions of local organizations and specific ways to help. Organize a group of friends, neighbors, colleagues or family members and work together. Often gently used items are welcome.
  • Become a regular volunteer. Non-profits and the people they serve need consisent and reliable help. Give an hour a week or one Saturday a month, and you could have an enormous impact on an isolated senior or a child in need of a mentor.
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle Get Involved

"The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle is a phenomenal home grown success. Membership has taken off, giving has doubled and redoubled, and, perhaps even more significant, members have become deeply engaged in the work and the needs of the community, building a savvy, empowered, base of new and emergent leaders across Seacoast communities. The big challenge for the rest of us is how we bottle this and move it across the state."
- Lewis Feldstein
President and CEO, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation