Newsletter December 2022


Current events

Holiday for Veterans

Our partner Operation Enduring Welcome has the holidays in full swing downtown and at Dalainis. Dalainis House is an emergency shelter and transitional housing program for homeless veterans, operated by Harbor Care Inc.Their mission is to build stronger communities between veterans and civilians. Collection boxes for Christmas decorations are located in several downtown locations, additionally they are collecting sponsors for holiday dinner and gift cards for veterans.

Honduras Outreach Team

Traveling team members are fundraising for the 2023 trip and February is fast approaching! Please consider supporting this effort, as this year’s focus is on piloting Nashua H.O.Y. an effort to engage youth and their parents as travelers on future trips. From Juicalpa to Catacamas, we’ve done amazing projects over the years to inspire positive leadership, but it’s time to start planting the seeds of the future.

Outreach Unsheltered Neighbors

Recently overnight temperatures have dropped as low as 21 degrees, December 21st, Nashua will observe the longest nigh of the year with a vigil recognizing all those we have lost to the struggle with homelessness. O.U.R. Neighbors collects hand warmers and ready to eat meals to share with local outreach programs and unsheltered people


There is still time to sign up for the 2023 Honduras Outreach Team

January 21 1-4 Open Mic sign up, raffles donations and sponsors needed.

Organizers needed for our first annual Gala, email us at for more information


Nashua H.O.Y. launched the first Nashua River Fest with support from local neighbors, alderwoman Trish Klee and a great team of organizers and sponsors. Originally.envisioned as a pop up event at Atherton, construction prompted dialogue, and the idea was transformed into an iconic recognition of Nashua’s unique history!

We had a great time at the JajaWeen Halloween event, with live painting from Honduras by Luis Romero, and live musical performances by Ivan! Special thanks to Jajabelle’s owner Jess Depontbriand and her staff for going above and beyond to support outlr event and our mission!

Not to be left out, H.O.Y. organized a youth Halloween party in partnership with Lounge 38 and Soel Sistas. A great kid friendly event featuring DJ Johnny Macho, kids had a safe place to celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, mummy wrap, Smash Bros open competition and special appearance by DRok Expressions. A great opportunity for H.O.Y. leaders to organize for their community! Special thanks to Lounge 38, Soel Sistas and DJ Johnny Macho.

Operation Enduring Welcome partnered with Joanne’s Kitchen for Buy Dinner For A Vet. They were able to raise money to provide a dinner for Veterans Day! Enduring Welcome partnered with Honey baked Ham to provide a Thanksgiving Dinner, as well and Coffee and donuts for the kickoff of their Holiday decorations contest!


Operation Enduring Welcome meant for its quarterly board meeting in November. OEW elected its 2022-2024 slate of directors. Having weathered the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on a mission focused on activities., we are supporting their efforts to build a sustainable organization, separating their accounting, applying for 501c3 status and donor cultivation.

Nashua H.O.Y. is planning it’s January/ February lead up to the inaugural trip! Tickets are purchased but fundraising needs include room and board and a budget for projects. Anyone interested in sponsoring the team, supporting team members or applying for a future trip email!


We wished a happy birthday on October to our Director Shay Bagnera and our H.O.Y. volunteer coordinator Shewanda Daniels!

We are a small but mighty team of organizers, and we are always looking for new volunteer leaders to support programs, join our Advisory Board or serve on our board of Directors, if you are interested in getting more involved, email us at

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