We hope you will help us again this year with your tax deductible contribution. Your gift to the Annual Appeal is critical to the
New Hampshire Boat Museum’s continued success in making a difference in people’s lives. Please consider donating generously.

Thanks to your thoughtful donations, young people like Ruth Susan Allard have a life-changing experience each summer in the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Boat Building Program.

Here’s what Ruth wrote in her scholarship thank-you letter.

“On the Monday of Boat Building I didn’t know what to expect. After the first day, everyone treated me like we’ve known each other for years. It was incredible! I came knowing nothing and here I am now capable of teaching somebody else what I have learned. I have learned so much about how to sand and work with different tools. Working under the tents, we are all like a small community, helping each other to build our boats.

Thanks to your donation and the caring guidance of our Boat Building volunteers, we have taught hundreds of young people not only how to build their own boat, but also life skills like team work, the importance of working to achieve a goal, and the ability to successfully complete a project. Many of these scholarship students come from troubled homes and these two weeks make a positive lasting impact that goes with them into adulthood.

As great as Boat Building is, we’ve listened to you about changes you would like to see in the program. We hope you will consider donating to this year’s Annual Appeal so we can make improvements to this vital education program. Here’s what your donation will help fund:

• An internship for a deserving boat building student to mentor other students
• A teaching supervisor to oversee best practices in tool and equipment safety
• A teaching supervisor to provide additional learning opportunities during down times
• Tools to give as a Safety Award to the student who demonstrates best practices
• Personal Floatation Devices for all students that graduate to use with their new boat
• A New Hampshire Boat Museum Youth Boat Building tee-shirt for each student

We thank you in advance for your consideration and continued support.

Sincerely,
Lisa Simpson Lutts, Executive Director
Robin Sherman, Operations Manager
Joe DeChiaro, Board Chair 

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