Our history

Supporting the Upper Valley Since 1972

LISTEN envisions an Upper Valley Community generously supporting individuals and families in their efforts to achieve and maintain successful independence.

LISTEN was incorporated in the winter of 1972. The original purpose of the agency was to: “…involve the low-income citizens of Lebanon and surrounding areas in programs which will improve their ability to meet the economic, cultural, social and environmental needs of their families…”

For more than 45 years, the LISTEN Thrift Stores have made essential programs possible for countless Upper Valley residents. The stores offer huge selections at great values. Everyone is welcome to shop. Quality items are sold well below market prices and the revenues generated support LISTEN’s Community Services and Programs.

Our grassroots non-profit has grown along with the region; adding programs like Community Dinners, Summer Camp Scholarships and “Heating Helpers,” to meet emerging needs. The Board recently voted to change the public name from Lebanon In Service To Each Neighbor (LISTEN) to LISTEN Community Services. 

In October of 2018 we opened our newest store on the Miracle Mile in Lebanon where Bridgmans Furniture once sat. This store was made possible by a loan through Mascoma Bank. The new store allows us more space for our merchandise as well as a warehouse to store donated furniture and a sorting room for staff and volunteers to work. 

LISTEN Community Services | 60 Hanover St | Lebanon, NH 03766 | contact@listencs.org | (603)448-4553


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