Local Businesses Chip In to Assist Nonprofit
Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless housing and services provider, is the recipient of $27,000 in donations from People’s United Bank, Laconia Savings Bank, Northway Bank, Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions, Foothills Physical Therapy, and Peter Brankman CPA through the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) Tax Credit program. The donations will fund the expansion and relocation of OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique in Concord and help combat homelessness by enhancing Families in Transition housing and programming.
Since opening in November of 2009, the OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique has become a popular retail destination in Concord’s Bicentennial Square, providing shoppers with new and gently used upscale women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. The thrift store is a sustainable revenue stream for Families in Transition.
OutFITters is looking for space on Main Street in downtown Concord to expand and relocate to a larger, more central retail space. While aiding in Concord’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts, the move will also increase sales revenue and strengthen the store as a stable source of funding for FIT programming.
Each donating business has a presence in or near downtown Concord, and is committed to the area’s revitalization. The businesses have given in the following amounts: People’s United Bank, $10,000; Laconia Savings Bank, $5,000; Northway Bank, $5,000; Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions, $3,000; Foothills Physical Therapy, $3,000; and Peter Brankman CPA, $1,000.