Kodak Video Challenge...John McCarthy Your Seacoast NH REALTOR Highlights The Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth, NH

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Kodak Video Challenge...John McCarthy Your Seacoast NH REALTOR Highlights The Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth, NH

Originally founded in 1877, The Chase Home for Children, now located at 698 Middle Road in Portsmouth, NH, cared for children of widowed Seacoast NH sea captains who may have spent as long as two years at sea. Today, The Chase Home for Children is an adolescent residential program for children ages 12 to 19, providing services and support for kids. Children at The Chase Home attend public schools, enroll in driver training, and take part in the Outward Program, a special program that improves self confidence, self image and self reliance.

The below video interview with Katy McDermott, Executive Director for The Chase Home for Children, is a highlight in my recent series of hyper-local posts that focus on organizations helping children and families in Seacoast, NH. I hope you take a few minutes to familiarize yourselves with the incredible work these folks do, and I'm sure you will appreciate why I support their goals.

The Chase Home for Children relies on grants, donations and fundraising to continue its work in the Seacoast NH community. If you would like more information on The Chase Home for Children, or if you would like to make a donation, please follow this link to The Chase Home for Children. If you would like to see a feature on The Chase Home for Children done by WMUR TV, please click here.

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"This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain Kodak Video Challenge contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Pocket Video Camera, great for realtors looking to
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Comments (11)

Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

that is great to hear that there is something like that out there. Lots of warm hearts.

Jan 28, 2011 03:07 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Stan - Thank you for stopping by! I have enjoyed all the posts I have done lately that feature organizations helping kids. I plan to keep doing these until I run out of organizations here on the Seacoast. Even if I can't attend some of these, I feel that I am still helping to raise awareness for their causes.

Jan 28, 2011 03:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Just stopping by to wish you an outstanding weekend!

 Brookside Gardens Conservatory on a cold day. Life is good!

Jan 28, 2011 11:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great day!

The colors of winter in Kentlands. Life is good in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Jan 29, 2011 11:15 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

You are doing a great job raising awareness for such worthy causes!  Katy did a great job on the video too!

Jan 30, 2011 03:08 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

John ~ not only was this a well-done video, it showcased a fabulous cause.  I believe you you the video thing down to an art!!  How many kids are in the program at one time?

Jan 30, 2011 07:21 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Roy - Your warm wishes are always appreciated! I am happy you stopped by to find out a little bit about this organization.

Sharon - I am connected somehow to each and every one of these organizations I have featured in my recent posts. Because of these connections, I feel a personal obligation to help support their efforts, and AR is the best platform I know. My immediate connection in this case is my Chris, who sits on the Board of Directors at The Chase Home for Children. I would like to offer a special thanks to my longtime friend Executive Director Katy McDermott for graciously accomodating my last minute request for this interview. BTW, there is an upcoming fundraising event to benefit The Chase Home for Children which will be sponsored by Flatbread Pizza in Portsmouth, NH. You probably see where I'm going here - of course I will be writing a blog post on that event as well and helping them get more exposure! Thank you!

Dawn - The video thing for me is a work-in-progress, but I won this video challenge anyway, because I got a chance to raise awareness and support the efforts of The Chase Home for Children. The "brick and mortar" facility can accomodate 17 residential kids, but it is home base for their larger Outreach Program which touches the lives of a great many families by offering individual and family counseling services and temporary respite accomodations to provide "space" for kids when needed. As Katy said, The Chase Home for Children has helped thousands of children since its inception. Thank you for supporting me in my efforts to highlight these organizations.

Jan 30, 2011 01:20 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

John, Great video and great cause... I sure your video will help get more support for the organization..

Feb 01, 2011 02:59 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Sheila - Thanks for dropping by. I learned a lot about using video for a blog post by this experience. I was very fortunate Executive Director Katy McDermott was a natural subject! I am looking forward to the next video.

Feb 01, 2011 05:21 PM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

John; you are a breath of fresh air.  God bless you.  I also have a soft spot for children.  see http://sienahouseshelter.org/

Mar 26, 2011 01:09 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Kenneth - Thanks for digging back into the archives and finding this post. Are you connected to The Siena House? I clicked the link and read up on this organization. Looks like they help a lot of people in need too. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Mar 26, 2011 02:50 AM