CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION RAISES NEARLY $75,000 FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2011

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – (603) 641-1143 ext. 322

PHOTO: FIT FOR A FIESTA. From left: Families in Transition (FIT) Board member Theresa Dolloff, event food donor/Hanover Street Chophouse owner Chuck Rolesek, FIT President Maureen Beauregard and Event Co-Chair Sedra Michaelson enjoy the festive atmosphere at FIT’s signature fundraising event.

Event supports Families in Transition in their mission to end homelessness in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless services provider, raised nearly $75,000 at their annual Cinco de Mayo fundraising event, when the Brady Sullivan venue in downtown Manchester hosted a sell-out crowd of nearly 300. The money raised will help furnish a new FIT residence, just east of downtown Manchester, that will house and fund supportive services for up to thirty homeless women and children.

“We’re grateful for the many local agencies and businesses that support us in bringing more resources to the table for the homeless,” says FIT Founder and President, Maureen Beauregard. “In times like these, we’re very lucky to have strong community partnerships that enable us to expand our housing and services for the homeless in the Manchester area.”

Families in Transition thanks the supporters of this year’s event, including Cityside Management Corporation, Comcast, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, NEI, Hanover Street Chophouse, Brady Sullivan Properties, 92.5 The River, Cactus Jack’s Restaurant, Great Bridge Properties, MTS Services, Anagnost Investments, Inc., Prestige Auto Body, Inc., Steve Friedman, North Branch Construction, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Exeter Events & Tents, Prestige Fitness, and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH which serve as an economic engine to help pay for services they provide. For more information about FIT and the stores, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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