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February is Parent Recognition Month!

Nominate a parent or caregiver for the 15th annual Unsung Hero Awards

Do you know a parent or caregiver who shows one or more of these strengths?


  • Ability to bounce back from stress (Parental Resilience)

  • A strong support system (Social Connections)

  • Understands their child’s developmental needs (Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development)

  • Shows empathy and support toward their child’s feelings (Social and Emotional Competence of Children

  • Not afraid to ask for help or receive help when it’s needed (Concrete Support in Times of Need

Research has found that these family characteristics, called protective factors, reduce stress and promote the well-being of ALL families! When families focus on building their protective factors, they create and draw on natural supports within their families and communities and help their children thrive. We encourage you to nominate a parent who displayed strength while facing adversity, is a role model to other parents, or whose parenting has impressed you. The Unsung Hero Award will recognize 20 parents during February, Parent Recognition Month. Parents are defined as dual parents, single parents, grandparents, foster or adoptive parents.

Please take a moment to think of a parent who has taken that extra step to improve the life of their own family or the lives of those around them and complete the form below, including a paragraph or two explaining why they should be honored. All nominations will be reviewed and carefully selected by the Unsung Hero Committee, which includes past recipients, board, staff, and community members.


All nominations are due by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.


Please send the completed form and attachment to kpellicano@nhchildrenstrust.org or

NH Children's Trust, Attn: Karen Pellicano

10 Ferry Street, Suite 307

Concord, NH 03301

Fax: (603) 223-9847

Become a Sponsor

The Unsung Hero Awards support our efforts to build supportive communities, strong families, and safe kids. By becoming a sponsor for this event, you will have a lasting impact on New Hampshire children and families—the foundation of our community. 


This year, we are accepting:

  • Unlimited sponsorships at the Hero level

  • Unlimited sponsorships at the Family level

  • Unlimited sponsorships at the Friend level


Strong families and safe kids start with you. Don't miss your opportunity to sponsor a child's positive growth today!

For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Diane Hastings, Community Relations Coordinator, at dhastings@nhchildrenstrust.org.


Please send the completed form to:

NH Children's Trust, Attn: Diane Hastings

10 Ferry Street, Suite 307

Concord, NH 03301

or dhastings@nhchildrenstrust.org