March 19, 2012
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PHOTO: A FUNDRAISING FIESTA. Cityside Management Corporation in Manchester is the Lead Sponsor for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration to benefit Families in Transition, a Manchester and Concord-based homeless service provider. As part of their sponsorship commitment, they donated $30,000 to help fund a new family emergency shelter, a new meal program, and basic necessities for homeless individuals and families. Pictured (l. to r.) are Chris Dolloff, President & CEO of Cityside Management and Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition.

Company Commits $30,000 to Families in Transitionn Through Lead Sponsorship of Cinco de Mayo Celebration

MANCHESTER, NH – Cityside Management Corporation in Manchester, NH, has donated $30,000 to Families in Transition, a Manchester and Concord-based homeless service provider, as part of their commitment to be the Amigos de por Vida – Lead Sponsor for Families in Transition’s annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration event. The fiesta-themed fundraiser will help raise funds for a new family emergency shelter, a new meal program, and basic necessities for the homeless individuals and families that Families in Transition serves.

“One driving factor in Cityside’s approach to its business is a desire to help the communities in which we live and work,” said Chris Dolloff, President and CEO of Cityside Management Corporation. “We believe Families in Transition to be the preeminent organization in New Hampshire with regards to ending homelessness and improving our neighborhoods. Because of this, Cityside enthusiastically continues to support FIT’s mission.”

Families in Transition’s 2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebration will offer a night of food, fun and entertainment. This year’s event will feature a silent and live auction; Mexican food provided by Ignite Bar & Grill, Hooked Seafood Restaurant, Divots on the River and Red Arrow 24 Hr. Diner; dancing; and live music by Portland, Maine’s Jason Spooner Trio. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for an individual VIP ticket, which offers access to a pre-event reception with photo opportunities and entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Cinco de Mayo Celebration is Thursday, May 3, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at 1000 Elm Street in Manchester.

The 2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebration is supported by: Comcast; The Inspirational Networks, Inc.; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares; Cactus Jack’s/T-Bones; Great Bridge Properties; MTS Services; Anagnost Companies; Steve Friedman – 92.5 The River; Brady Sullivan Properties; Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Senator Sylvia and Bob Larsen; Lincoln Financial Group; Sedra Michaelson and Ronald Deeter; and Exeter Events and Tents.

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, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, Housing BeneFITs, the stores, the commercial cleaning company, and the cinco de mayo event visit or call 603-641-9441.


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