April 30, 2015
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – (603) 641-1143 ext. 322

2014_SchoolGroupoftheyear_Concord SOCK CLub_andVolunteeroftheYear_AinoElliotVOLUNTEERING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: At a recent event held at OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique in downtown Concord, NH, Families in Transition recognized and awarded its 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Aino Elliott of Deering, NH, and 2014 School Group of the Year, Concord High School SOCK Club. Pictured (l. to r.) are Gayle Murphy, Families in Transition Board of Director;  Rebecca Schaefer School Counselor and SOCK Club Advisor at Concord High School; Lucy Eills, SOCK Club Member; Pragati Pant, SOCK Club Member; Aino Elliott; and Maureen Beauregard, Founder and President of Families in Transition.

2014_FITyouth volunteer_SamandAndyLouis3GIVING BACK AT A YOUNG AGE: At its Manchester, NH, volunteer appreciation event, Families in Transition presented its 2014 Youth Volunteer(s) of the Year award to Sam Louis (age 11) and Andy Louis (age 7) of Manchester, NH. Pictured (l. to r.) are Emily Brown, Families in Transition Board of Director; Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition; Andy Louis; and Sam Louis.

2014_FIT_GroupoftheYear_MerchantsA CORPORATE CULTURE OF GIVING BACK: Merchants Fleet Automotive was recently awarded Families in Transition’s 2014 Business of the Year Award for their ongoing efforts of supporting the organization’s mission through human capital and financial ways. Pictured are a group of Merchants Fleet Management employees at a recent volunteer day where they helped enhance, through technology and physical improvements, the organizations Family Willows Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Program in Manchester, NH.




Winners from Concord, Deering, Hooksett, and Manchester, NH
MANCHESTER, NH – Recently, Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, held events to recognize and award their volunteers. In 2014, the organization had 1,400 people who volunteered 35,800 hours to the agency enabling the organization to provide housing and social services to homeless families and individuals.

“The events are all about letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate them and how important they are to us,” said Families in Transition President, Maureen Beauregard. “Everything that we do is possible because of the support from volunteers. The over thirty-five-thousand hours of volunteer time helped save the agency over $800,000 in resources, which equates to the cost of providing housing and services to 85 families living with us..”

The 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Winners include:


Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and 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, OutFITters Thrift Store, 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, volunteering, stores, and commercial cleaning company, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.



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