LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS FAMILIES IN TRANSITION $5,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September  24, 2012
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.9441 ext. 239

Provides Basic Necessities for Homeless Families

CONCORD, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless services provider, recently received a $5,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation. This grant will help fund the “essential basket” program, which provides basic necessities for homeless individuals and families in Concord, NH when they move into FIT housing.

Because new residents are homeless when they move into housing that FIT provides, most do not have basic household items. FIT’s “essential basket” program allows participants to move into an apartment with household items necessary for day-to-day living such as a bed, dishes, blankets, and cleaning supplies.

“We are very thankful for the support from Lincoln Financial Foundation,” said FIT’s Founder and President, Maureen Beauregard. “Many of the families and individuals who move into our buildings don’t have things that so many of us take for granted. Things like a bed, sheets, towels, mop and broom, dishes, and pots and pans. Our ‘essential basket’ program provides them with these essentials to make their apartment feel more like home.”

Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, donates approximately $10 million annually to nonprofit organizations in communities where its employees work.

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, as well as a newly established commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, essential basket program, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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