Bequest to Whole Village Family Resource Center Provides Support to Families in Need
Faith Mattison was a remarkable volunteer, animal lover, wildlife advocate, hiking enthusiast, and overall caring person. Since her time at Simmons College, she had committed her life to helping those around her. In 1950, she graduated with a master’s degree in social work and was employed at the Pangloss Bookshop in Cambridge, MA. Faith’s boss became a good friend and eventually introduced her to Rumney, NH.
Ten years later, Faith had settled in Rumney permanently. During her time in New Hampshire, she committed her life to volunteering in the community. She held positions as Director of the Moosilauke Health Center in Warren and was a Board Member for the Quincy Bog Natural Area, the Rumney Planning Board, and Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth.
As Faith’s niece, Mary, explains, she led a life of action and conscience. She saw the struggles that individuals and families face in the state, such as homelessness and food insecurity, and committed her life to fighting for them.
Faith is a great example of the dedicated volunteers and board members of Whole Village Family Resource Center. Without the support of donors or volunteers, Whole Village wouldn’t be able to house fourteen social service agencies in their building, connect people to resources across the state, provide a free preschool, prepare income taxes for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, distribute warm clothing, food, gas, other necessities, and so much more.
On November 6th, 2019, the world lost Faith Mattison, but her legacy will live on through her family, friends, and the lives she touched throughout her life. Whole Village is honored to receive a bequest in Faith’s name. Thanks to her generosity, Whole Village is able to connect to the hundreds of families that rely on their support, now more than ever.