I AM ONE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA RAISES OVER $90,000 TO HELP END CHILD HOMELESSNESS

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October 2, 2015

For more information contact: Michele Talwani- 603.641.1143 ext.322

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COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS: Over 400 people attended Families in Transition’s I AM ONE Fashion Extravaganza event in support of raising awareness and funds to help end childhood homelessness. Pictures in “glam” attire are (l. to r.) Mayor Ted Gatsas, City of Manchester; Maureen Beauregard, President and Founder of Families in Transition; and Charlie Sherman, Executive Director of New Horizons.

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DYNAMIC DUO PLANS AND ORCHESTRATES SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR FAMILIES IN TRANSITION: Pictured (l. to r.) Kriss Blevins, of Kriss Cosmetics and  Sedra Michaelson of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business worked for months to plan a day-time fashion show in support of Families in Transitions new emergency family shelter and resource center. The I AM ONE Fashion Extravaganza, held at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Manchester, NH, gathered 400 attendees for a unique fashion show made up of local personalities who donned clothing donated to the organization’s OutFITters Thrift Stores.

I AM ONE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA RAISES OVER $90,000 TO HELP END CHILD HOMELESSNESS

 

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord, and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, raised over $90,000 at their I AM ONE Fashion Extravaganza event in Manchester on October 2, 2015. Funds raised at the event will be used towards providing immediate shelter for families, nutritious meals, and therapeutic services for preschoolers which are all services that will be provided at the organization’s soon-to-be completed emergency family shelter in Manchester, NH.

 

“Our “I AM ONE” event was popular last year and so this year’s Fashion Extravaganza event was no different,” said FIT Founder and President, Maureen Beauregard. “One in four people who are homeless in Manchester is a child. There’s so much to be done to raise the awareness about this issue and the work that we are doing to help solve the problem. The community really came out today to support us.”

 

Featured at the event were local “celebrity” models who wore clothes that were donated by individuals and businesses. The clothing will be for sale at the organizations OutFITters Thrift Stores in Manchester and Concord, NH. FIT is currently building a new, larger, specifically designed emergency family shelter and resource center for homeless families on Lake Avenue in Manchester.

 

Sponsors of the event include: Binnie Media, Spectrum Marketing Companies, Intown Manchester, Comcast, Anagnost Companies, INSP, Coldwell Banker, Statement Boutique, Anthem Foundations & Social Responsibility, Catholic Medical Center, Dunkins DECK, Great Bridge Properties, and RBC Wealth Management.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and 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 economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the shelter, the stores, and the event, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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