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Thank you to Tom Hosey for hand delivering the Auction sponsorship check from Enterprise Bank!


We are so pleased to announce the first two big sponsors of our 2017 Auction: thanks to Enterprise Bank and Royal 'T' Car Wash & Detailing!


Thanks to our friends at Salem Cooperative Bank,

we are excited to be launching our new technology

plan to include a completely upgraded technology

system!  It is on its way, THANK YOU!

Excited to report that we are partnering with

Pinkerton Academy to provide our Rejuven8

services, to offer students support at critical times.

SHOP Derry Hannaford during May 2017 to support The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry.

When you purchase a Hunger Relief bag at checkout,  25 cents of the proceeds go directly to The Upper Room.

Local businesses supporting local causes, THANK YOU Hannaford for your support to the families in our community.




Happy Holidays!

TIPS coordinator Janis Lilly has her hands full!  Full of donated Christmas presents for the little children whose parents participate in The Upper Room’s program Teen Information for Parenting Success. Many thanks to our generous and sensitive donors!

Announcing new support for applying for SNAP

New community resource available at The Upper Room: assistance with SNAP applications. Starting in August and continuing on the 4th Monday of each month from 10am-1pm, representatives from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) will be stationed at The Upper Room to help people fill out the application paperwork to get help with groceries.


2016-17 SAT or ACT test preparation

There are various ways to practice for the SAT or ACT. The least expensive way would be to take advantage of the free test prep that is being offered by Khan Academy. Pinkerton students can access the Khan Academy site through the Pinkerton website or through the website.

  More SAT practice can be found on Collegeboard.:

  SAT study guide for students:

  Full-length practice tests:

For more SAT and ACT studying info : click here .

Steve Dente from Simpsons Painting and Ryan Hannon from Sherwin Williams flanking Executive Director Brenda Guggisberg, in front of our newly repainted front entrance.

Many thanks to our friends from Simpsons Painting and Sherwin Williams – who supplied the paint and spent 3 weeks carefully painting every aspect of the exterior of our offices. We are so proud to have a a neat and clean building to welcome our visitors and friends.

News coverageof our 30th anniversary Ice Cream Social:

"Upper Room celebrates three decades of support, service"

Derry News, page 2 on 8/18/16.  Click here to read all about it!

Kids playing the parachute game at the Ice Cream Social.

New Executive Director will focus renewed energy on The Upper Room’s mission to serve families


Derry, NH, August 18, 2016

  The Board of Directors of The Upper Room is pleased to announce Brenda Guggisberg, who has served as the interim Executive Director for the past several months, has been appointed as the organization’s Executive Director. Ms. Guggisberg will be only the third Executive Director to serve at the Upper Room during its 30 year history, and her fifteen year tenure with the organization makes her an ideal candidateto lead us into the future.


The appointment of Ms. Guggisberg was announced at The Upper Room’s 30th Anniversary Celebration held on August 10, 2016. Board Chair Jacob Wiesmann statedÍž “We are excited that we were able to find such a well qualified candidateto serve as our Executive Director who is familiar with our mission, vision and commitment to supporting the needs of the community.” Ms. Guggisberg has spent over 19 years in various leadership roles in the public service and education sector, including 15 years as a senior staff member here at The Upper Room.


Together with our strong staff, the Board is unequivocally confident Ms. Guggisberg will continue the work that has shaped The Upper Room into the premier family resource center in southern New Hampshire.

Brenda Guggisberg speaking from the podium at our Ice Cream Social celebrating 30 years of serving the community.


News coverageof our 30th anniversary Ice Cream Social:

Featured in the Union Leader Derry/Londonderry section, page C1 on 8/11/16. Click here to see Hunter McGee's article.

Celebrating 30 Years at The Upper Room!

A few summer raindrops were no damper on the sunny smiles of friends and supporters at the Ice Cream Social celebrating The Upper Room’s 30th anniversary. Families enjoyed face painting and glittery temporary tattoos from WellSense, popcorn from Life Is Good, ice cream from Moo’s dished out by our friends at Nora Systems, and a visit from Snoopy! Guests played the parachute game and hula hoops all afternoon.

Harper shows us her favorite sundae topping.

Dante and Snoopy.

The Upper Room Celebrates 30 Years in The Community!!!

August 10, 2016     3 - 6 PM 

36 Tsienneto Road, Derry in our Back Yard

Celebrate with us over ice cream and jimmies at our 30th anniversary party!

Come enjoy a bouncy house, hula hoops, face painting, ice cream, popcorn truck . . . and a visit from Snoopy!



Thank you

Simpsons Painting and Sherwin Williams

for giving our place a face lift in time for our

30th Anniversary party!


The Upper Room will be collecting school supplies through August 15th.  We are seeking:

Notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, markers, highlighters, colored pencils, glue sticks, and backpacks to fill. 


June 23, 2016  The Upper Room receives $500 donation from Brownell Insurance.    Both Brownell Insurance and The Upper Room celebrate their 30th this year. Brownell Insurance has been supporting The Upper Room for 30 years in this community!   THANK YOU!  


The Upper Room is excited to announce its receipt of $15,000

from The Alexander Eastman Foundation to support our

Family Wellness Home visiting and Parenting Programs!  


We are so proud to announce the support of United Way

through a grant to support our Adolescent Wellness Program!

Thank youUnited Way for your support in helping us serve

our community and our mission!

The Upper Room Thanks  
T.J. Maxx Home

MAY 19, 2016

The Upper Room received $10,000 from TJX & Home Goods at the grand opening of their new store in Londonderry!!!!!


May 31, 2016

The Upper Room Receives

$3000 from The Derry Village Rotary to

support our parent education programs

which will include community based


opportunities with our schools and other

agencies! THANK YOU Derry Village





June 3, 2016

The Upper Room staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers share in the joy with graduates and their families, as 41 students graduated today!!!   We are so happy for thier accomplishments.   They are working, off to college in the fall, and one of our young men is entering the NAVY as a Navy SEAL!   Congrats to the graduates and their families!

The HiSET Program is a partnership between Pinkerton Academy and The Upper Room! Thank you Pinkerton Academy for your ongoing partnership and support!



Mardi Gras 15th Annual Family Matters Auction

November 10, 2016  5:30 PM

Birch Wood Vineyards, Derry NH



APRIL 9, 2017 9 AM Starting at - PINKERTON ACADEMY



Important information regarding Health Care


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