Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sing-a-Long
A HOLIDAY TRIBUTE EVENT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Wednesday, December 6th at 4:30 p.m. at 91 Maple Avenue ~ Keene, NH
MANY YEARS AGO IN AN OLD FARMHOUSE IN Read more
We are so grateful for the loyal support from the woman’s auxiliary of the local Eagles for their wonderful contributions to aid the children’s care. They raise funds throughout the year and hold Read more
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On Wednesday, October 4th, our Board of Trustees, Advisory Council members, community leaders, family and staff will gather to recognize, elect, award, reminisce and celebrate!
We will be recognizing the contributions of retiring Trustees Paul Read more
During the month of October, we are participating in the Graceful Giving campaign and raising $1947 (the year Cedarcrest was founded) to purchase a Hand-Held Capnograph. A capnograph is a non-invasive method to monitor exhaled Read more
The 6th Annual Walk and Roll on October 7, 2017. Please help us through this important fundraiser! Contributions are vital to helping us bridge the gap between the funding we receive from Medicaid and school districts and the actual cost.
These days, we all tend to take technology for granted. Cell phones and home computers are nearly universal symbols of how deeply technology is embedded in our lives – and newer technologies keep coming. Daily we are bombarded by advertising for Bluetooth, Blackberry, iPhone, Kindle, iPad, TiVo, 4G networks, OnDemand, and more. As much as we love and rely on our high-tech devices, aren’t there moments when nearly everyone wonders whether all that technology has really improved the quality of our lives and the lives of our children? Yet, for children with complex medical and developmental needs at Cedarcrest Center, technology is a critical part of daily life – critical to learning, communicating, moving, feeding, and, sometimes, breathing.
What is an endowment fund? Essentially, an endowment fund is one for which a donor stipulates that his or her contribution is to be held in perpetuity or for a term of years. Broadly speaking, Cedarcrest Center would use only income from endowment contributions to support a program designated by the donor (e.g., the Knox Scholarship) or for our general operations if a donor has provided no specific direction for use of the income.
In the summer of 1947, Dorothy “Dot” Sawyer, a retired occupational therapist, and Eleanor “Clemmie” Clement, a retired registered nurse, responded to a call for help from neighbors. Into an old six-room New Hampshire farmhouse at the top of a steep, dusty Westmoreland road, Dot and Clemmie welcomed Judy, a six-year old with significant physical disabilities. Soon, three more local children with special needs joined Judy. What had been the 100-acre “Flying Pig Farm” became Cedarcrest, a home for area children with physical and intellectual handicaps.