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Neighbor Helping Neighbor

You can help New Hampshire residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills by contributing to the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund

Many of these residents in need don't qualify for other federally funded assistance programs, but may be experiencing a temporary crisis which has left them unable to pay their utility bill. Every dollar you contribute is tax deductible and will directly benefit an individual in need.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor was established in 1986 in partnership with the six Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the state, as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable corporation to help utility customers who experience some sort of emergency or financial hardship but are unable to qualify for other government-funded energy assistance programs. 

Grants are designed to prevent these customers from having their utility service disconnected because they are unable to pay their bill. The program typically assists an average of 1,200 New Hampshire families each year. 

Make a Contribution

There are several ways you can make a donation to the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund:
  1. Send a contribution through the donation envelope that is included with your bill.
  2. If you pay exactly $1 over the amount due on your bill, we will automatically allocate that dollar to Neighbor Helping Neighbor. The contribution will appear on your next bill statement as a line item in the Your Account Summary section at the top of the bill.
  3. You can make your contribution by credit card securely through the Neighbor Helping Neighbor website.
  4. Mail a check to: 

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund 
P.O. Box 3804 
Manchester, NH 03105-3804

Get Assistance

You can apply for energy assistance through the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund at any of the local outreach offices of New Hampshire’s six Community Action Agencies. Contact the agency in your area for more information: