TD Bank Charitable Foundation Contributes to Community Garden and Learning Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2014

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.1143 ex.322

 

PHOTO: TD Bank Charitable Foundation Contributes to Community Garden and Learning Center. TD Bank Charitable Foundation supports Families in Transition in the creation of their new “Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center” for homeless families in Manchester, NH. Pictured (l. to r.) are Theresa Dolloff, Families in Transition (FIT) Board Member; Karyn O’Neil, Chairperson, FIT Board of Directors; Steven Webb, President, TD Bank; Maureen Beauregard, President, FIT; Pauline Ikawa, Vice President of Community Development, TD Bank; and Sophia Japhet, FIT Family Place Volunteer Coordinator.

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NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR

HOMELESS FAMILIES

 An Opportunity to Improve the Lives of Homeless Children

 

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH, -based homeless services provider, recently received a $15,000 donation from TD Bank Charitable Foundation towards the creation of FIT’s Community Garden and Learning Center for homeless families. A new program of FIT, the Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center located in the “Hollows neighborhood”, in Manchester, NH, will give homeless families staying at FIT’s emergency shelter access to warm, nutritious meals which will help promote health and long-term wellbeing.

TD Bank President, Steven Webb stated, “Families in Transition plays a critical role in sustaining thriving communities. We are pleased to support their ongoing efforts.”

Families in Transition’s Community Garden and Learning Center aims to improve the quality of life for homeless children and families. The center will help homeless families learn valuable skills, such as cooking healthy meals, gardening, and to help families to become self-sufficient.

“Our Hollow’s Community Garden and Learning Center will be a vital step in revitalizing the Hollows neighborhood and will play a pivotal role in providing nutritious food to the families in our shelter,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of FIT. “This project will also help to raise awareness in the community of the issues of homelessness and food insecurity among low-income families in Manchester.”

 

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 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, the garden, stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

 

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