Ways To Give

Nearly 1 in 5 families in Strafford County participate in at least one of CAPSC’s programs.  When we can fulfill a person’s basic needs, like shelter, food, and community, we are creating new, brighter futures not only for them, but also the greater community to which we all belong.  We consider it our duty as citizens, and our mission as an organization.  Donors like you make our work possible, and we are grateful for your investment.


To reduce barriers to help clients improve their economic stability and well-being through education, advocacy, and partnerships.

Ways to Donate

Strafford County Communities Need Your Help

Lack of Housing

The county vacancy rate for apartments is 0.9%, and rent has increased by 37% since 2018. Affordable housing in Strafford County is near non-existent, leading to a huge increase in homelessness in our community.

Families at Risk

2,300 Strafford County children are living in poverty.  Children living in poverty are at greater risk of poor nutrition, chronic disease, and mental health problems.

Increased Cost of Living

The post-pandemic fallout of rising inflation rates and supply chain issues have led to a significant increase in energy and food costs. The cost of heating fuel has almost doubled in one year.

Our communities need your help!

“As a Family Support Specialist, I get to work with expecting mothers and babies every day. Some of my favorite parts of this job are seeing a child reach a developmental milestone for the first time, watching moms become more confident and content in the loving relationship they build with their children, and having the opportunity to be an advocate for those who want to be heard.”

Other Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

Donate by Mail

To donate by check, mail it to:

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Attn: Melissa Spil
577 Central Ave, Suite 10
Dover, NH 03820

Donate by Phone

Donate by Phone

You can get assistance or donate by phone by calling our office at:
603-435-2500 x1121

Employer Matching Gifts

Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers match employee gifts to CAPSC? Contact your employer to see if they offer this benefit, and your donation could go further!

“I don’t know what I would do without Community Action. It makes all the difference for people like me. I have worked hard and been a country girl all my life, and CAPSC is keeping me in my home. Your support keeps us going and able to live.”

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Ways to Give Tree
Ways to Give - Food for Family

$10 could provide a family of four with one day’s worth of meals and snacks from our food pantry.


Ways to Give - Baby Formula

$25 could provide one month of baby formula for an infant in our care.

Ways to Give - Cleaning Supplies

$50 could provide all the needed cleaning supplies for a family moving into housing.

Ways to Give - Senior Transportation

$100 could provide 50 rides to seniors on CAPSC’s Senior Transportation Bus.

Ways to Give - Heating Oil

$500 could provide a family with 100 gallons of heating oil in the cold winter months.

Ways to Give - School Supplies

$1,000 could provide a full set of supplies for a preschool classroom for one year.

Our Impact in 2022

Paid $28 million in emergency rental assistance to landlords and utility companies to help 6,488
individuals avoid eviction and utility disconnections.

Provided 1,921 households with fuel assistance, valued at $2.7 million.

Served 67,964 free summer meals to children experiencing food insecurity.

Distributed 240,862 pounds of food to pantries throughout Strafford County.

Weatherized homes for 298 households. (Value of $1.4M)

Provided 454 children and their families with services through our Early Childhood Education programs.

Make a difference in our community today!