It is our responsibility as part of a community and as human beings to give back when we can and where we can.
Businesses that support social services and non-profits contribute to improving the community they do business in and live in. Giving back is like planting a garden, you must watch it, water it, weed it, and love it for it to grow to be beautiful and withstand the rain.
Contributions Have Been Made To:
- Pledge 1%
- Rafting for Wishes – Make-A-Wish-New Hampshire
- Seasons of Giving
- 100 Women Who Care
What’s the 1% Pledge?
What if every company gave 1% of their time, products, or profits to charity? BlueLion is doing its part to make a positive impact on the world as a Pledge 1% Partner. By donating one percent of our annual profits, time, and services to charity, to our local community, we make serving others a priority and hope to inspire others to do the same.
Check out pledge1percent.org to learn more about how your business can give back to its community and change the world, 1% at a time.
Make-A-Wish New Hampshire – Rafting for Wishes
Rafting for Wishes is an annual fundraising event benefiting Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. This event began in 2000 and has grown year over year. The goal is to raise funds by raising awareness. Teams participate by “sitting, sleeping, and playing” out on rafts for 24 hours.
In 2023, Team BlueLion raised $63,210!
In 2022, Team BlueLion raised $18,438!
In 2021, Team BlueLion raised $13,950!
In 2020, Team BlueLion raised $17,518!
In 2019, Team BlueLion raised $8,649!
Seasons of Giving
While Toni and Alison were employed at a large organization, they helped support their efforts to give back to the community in what Toni called “seasons of Giving.” The goal was to find a local charity during the Holiday season and with the support of the staff in their donation of time, money, or materials to be able to provide those in need with cheer when it seems they may have been forgotten.
When Toni and Alison started their business their 60+ team resources were no longer available, but their goal to help those in need was still there. Toni and Alison began leveraging family, friends, and other connections to continue to be able to provide Holiday Cheer each year!
“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama
2022 — Voices Against Violence
We raised money to purchase items such as slippers, socks, journals, body wash and scrubs, face masks, robes, blankets, candy, dish soap, sponges, dish towels, cleaning, products, and more. BlueLion utilized the money we would have spent sending our company Christmas card instead to purchase items for this organization and give back to those in need during the holiday season. Voices Against Violence includes a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, confidential short-term emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, information and referrals, and medical, legal, and criminal justice advocacy.
2021 — The Wellstone House
With help from partners, friends, family, and more in raising funds and collecting items, we were able to stuff stockings and pack gift boxes and bags with necessities for all the residents. All the gifts were personally delivered by Toni and Alison. The Wellstone House is a one-level assisted living home that provides home-cooked meals, assistance with medication management, and personal care for its twelve residents. Its 24-hour staff cares for all their individual needs, and they pride themselves on their family atmosphere and personalized service.
2020 – Emily’s Place
BlueLion with the support of our friends, family, and community was able to provide stockings for 18 women and packed 4 custom boxes for women and 4 custom packages full of presents for their children aging from newborn to 13 years old. Stockings were full of goodies such as socks, bath products, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, candy, reusable straws, a book, a deck of cards, $10 Dunkin Donut gift cards, essential oils, cake pops, flashlights, notebooks, water bottles and more. These families were being protected and sheltered by Emily’s Place. Emily’s Place is a confidential safe shelter for individuals and their children fleeing from domestic or sexual violence.
2019 – The Front Door Agency
BlueLion was able to provide 18 stockings, 18 mini backpacks and 18 gift bags filled with goodies to The Front Door Agency. Backpacks were full of fun things like cookies, lotion, socks, nail polish, earrings, lip gloss, candy, hats, gloves, notebooks, head massagers and more. The Front Door Agency provides vital services for families transitioning from crisis to self sufficiency through housing, and financial literacy.
2018 – Hope for NH Recovery Center
We provided art supplies to Hope for Recovery, a NH resource for people struggling with Alcohol and Drug misuse. Their mission is to support people impacted by addiction through lived experience on their path to wellbeing.
We also worked with one of Hope for Recovery’s program directors and were able to provide 25 men living in Sober Living Homes in NH with stockings full of essentials like toothbrushes, soap, and deodorant, and so many more fun items like Dunkin Donuts gift cards, candy, and cologne.
100 Women Who Care Southern NH
100 Women Who Care Southern NH Chapter is founded on a simple principal – How do we raise $10,000 in one hour?
Easy!!!! 100 women each bring $100 and vote between 3 nominated charities…BAM! $10,000 – SIMPLE, EASY, IMPACTFUL! BlueLion is proud to be members of this amazing group and below are the charities which we have been able to impact by being part of this group.
Nashua Children’s Home
Hearts for Kindness
Heart Warrior Foundation
Kids Coop Theater
Nashua Education Foundation
Nashua Education Foundation
End 68 Hours of Hunger