Stacy Bergeron began Boxes of Love for the Homeless in November of 2018. In her words, "We started taking PJ to swimming lessons in Manchester, NH. As the days grew shorter, I noticed many folks on the street huddled to keep warm. Initially I averted my eyes as I walked past them, feeling helpless, awkward and a little ashamed...if that makes sense. Eventually I decided I would keep hand warmers, water bottles and granola bars in my car, and hand them out if I saw someone in need. One late afternoon, I saw a man huddled up and shivering as the cold seeped through the sleeping bag he had wrapped himself in. I asked him if he might be able to use the 3 items. It was then that something happened...he looked me in the eyes. What I saw and felt moved me deeply. I wanted...I actually needed to do more." With the help of some friends, Stacy built 20 boxes to hand out to the homeless population in Manchester, NH. She decided to take some pictures of everything she put in the boxes and shared her story along with an Amazon wish list on Facebook. In January 2020 we became a 501 (c)(3). Since that time, God has expanded the ministry beyond our wildest imaginings.
Boxes of Love for the Homeless is a Mobile Triage Organization with a mission to serve those facing poverty, hunger & homelessness throughout the State of NH. Our FREE "Days of Caring" include: full food pantry, new & gently-used clothing, emergency shelters (full camping setups), haircuts, a prepared meal, entertainment, and a gift in the form of a Box of Love.
WZID 20 Outstanding Women Sponsored by Hannaford
Our Executive Director and Founder of Boxes for Love for the Homeless