Neighbors Helping Neighbors Flourish

About Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners

KEARSARGE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS (KNP) is a non-profit dedicated to building a community where neighbors help each other flourish.  Partnering with local entities such as the Community Action Program (CAP), Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries (KREM), town welfare offices and the food pantries that provide funds, heating fuel, food, etc. for emergency needs, KNP embraces the power of interpersonal relationships, walking beside people who are facing difficulty, for as long as they want or need, while they move toward a more stable footing in life.

KNP hopes to help “weave” a net of local support for all of our neighbors.  We collaborate and connect with the many existing organizations around us, matching the needs of neighbors AND the  needs of organizations in our region, with a list of committed KNP volunteers who can help in short-term or longer-term situations.  In this time of uncertainty, we are especially committed to helping people navigate issues of food insecurity, transportation, financial loss, loneliness, and isolation.

Curious to know more? Are you aware of needs that we could help address? Are you looking for connection? Are you seeking volunteer opportunities? Give us a call at 603-317-5900 or send us an email at

  • Steve Allenby, President
  • Hardy Hasenfuss, Treasurer
  • Cindy Johnson, Vice-President
  • Bill Ross, Secretary
  • Gene Lindsey, Director
  • Sara Marean, Director
  • Nancy Lindsey, Neighbor Intake Coordinator

Ongoing COVID-19 Efforts

While social distancing continues to be recommended, Hospitals, Nursing Homes and neighbors in the Kearsarge Region still need cotton face masks.

Here are two well written instructions for making 2-ply fabric masks, as well as a video tutorial (see below) from the Deaconess Health System.

  • Each mask takes less than 15 minutes to make. Note: Obtaining elastic might be a challenge.  If you can’t find elastic, let us know as we might be able to access some for you.
  • Completed masks can be dropped off at New London Hospital’s vestibule inside of Door #10 (the old Clough Center Entrance). Community members can drop off both Masks and Surgical Caps.
  • Please leave the masks next to the yellow bin.

For more information on Making / Donating Masks: Email KNP or call KNP at 603-317-5900 Ext. 1

The New London Hospital is in need of cotton, re-usable surgical caps. 

There are two types that can be sewn: 

Completed surgical caps can be dropped off in the yellow bin inside New London Hospital Door #10, the old Clough Center entrance.

Photograph Credits

Huge thank you to the following local photographers for sharing their stunning photos of our beautiful Kearsarge Region.

  • Nancy Allenby – New London Photographer and KNP Volunteer
  • Cindy Benson – Andover Photographer and KNP Volunteer
  • Peter Bloch – New London Photographer
  • Garrett Evans – Sutton Photographer
  • Jaimie Jusczyk – Wilmot Photographer
  • Nancy Lindsey – New London Photographer and KNP Volunteer