Giving Back

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
  • Friends of Aine Gala
  • 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 2019 Team BlueLion raised $8,649!

In 2020 Team BlueLion raised $17,518!

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

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.

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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.

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Friends of Aine Gala

BlueLion were introduced to founders of Friends of Aine Christine and David Phillips and instantly felt connected to their organization. Having lost their daughter Aine at just 8 years old she left behind a sister, Bella. Christine and David wanted to be able to provide resources for child bereavement services in order to help children develop tools to cope effectively and confidently in their daily lives and to give them the safety and freedom to share their story.

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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.

March 2019

$10,000

Marguerite’s Place

June 2019

$10,300

Home Health & Hospice Care

June 2019

$1,100

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH

June 2019

$1,100

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire

August 2019

$12,900

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support of Greater Nashua & Milford, NH

October 2019

$11,900

End 68 Hours of Hunger

October 2019

$1,100

Easterseals of NH

October 2019

$1,100

Teen Challenge New Hampshire

March 2020

$12,300

Make-A-Wish NH

March 2020

$1,000

Personal Responsibility Organization

March 2020

$1,300

Kreiva Academy Public Charter School

May 2020

$15,650

Share Outreach Inc

May 2020

$1,000

Waypoint

May 2020

$1,000

Building on Hope

August 2020

$15,000

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support of Greater Nashua & Milford, NH