MTS of Londonderry Helps Thrift Store Expand

A Manchester and Concord-based nonprofit organization that works with the homeless has received a large donation from MTS, a Londonderry-based company. The organization, called FIT or Families in Transition, will use the $25,000 donation to help fund the relocation and expansion of OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique in Concord, as well as help enhance FIT housing and programming.

The donation was made possible in part due to the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority Tax Credit Program. FIT has more than $53,000 in tax credits for businesses like MTS that have a tax liability. For approximately 11% of the cost of the donation, these businesses can help FIT fight homelessness.

“MTS Services has always been a fan of Families in Transition, and we’ve always made donations,” said Vice-President Judy Bergeron. “With the tax credit program, we get the added benefit of using our donation to pay our Business Profit and Business Enterprise Tax.”

MTS Services Co-Owners Tom Banks (left) and Judy Bergeron (middle) stand with Families in Transition President Maureen Beauregard.Donations like MTS’s will help FIT to expand the store, which is relocating to a larger retail space on Concord’s historic Main Street. The money will also allow the store purchase a 15-foot box truck, helping the store with large donation pick-ups in the greater Manchester-Concord area. The truck will also enable FIT to accept larger furniture donations.

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, the stores, and the tax credit program visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

MTS Services provides project planning and design, installation, testing and documentation services for low voltage structured cabling systems. The company operates in all commercial markets including industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, warehouse environments, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, insurance, finance, government and military operations, multi-tenant assisted living communities and commercial office space. Projects include new construction, renovation and network infrastructure and technology upgrades. Visit their website for more information.

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