In the spirit of holiday giving, one business helps out a local nonprofit

Ellen Lessard (2nd from right), owner of Lilise Designer Resale, donates designer clothing as part of an ongoing partnership to OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique.


December 11, 2012

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani (OutFITters) – 603.641.9441 ext 239  or
Greg Lessard (Lilise) – 603.856.5730.

CONCORD, NHPicture yourself in the Garment District of New York City, with racks of clothing rolling down the sidewalk. On Tuesday, December 11, this will be happening in downtown Concord as local business Lilise Designer Resale donates high-end clothing to OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique. All proceeds generated at OutFITters help house homeless families and individuals in Concord and Manchester through the organization Families in Transition – New Horizons.

As part of an informal, ongoing partnership, Lilise donates merchandise to OutFITters after it has been on their racks for over 60 days. This will mark Lilise’s sixth donation to OutFITters.

“Our consignors very much appreciate the mission of Families in Transition – New Horizons,” said Lilise owner Ellen Lessard. “They take comfort in knowing that after the consignment period, they can decide to donate any of their unsold designer garments to a great cause.”

“We are so grateful for this relationship with Lilise,” said OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique Retail Manager Matt Teichman. “The high-end, designer clothing they have donated are some of our shoppers’ favorite items. It is especially nice to find these gems around the holiday season.”

Lilise opened in August 2011 to provide central NH with availability to high-end designer labels at a reasonable price. For more information about Lilise, including consignment policies, or to view images of available high-end designer garments and accessories, visit For more information about the store, please call Ellen Lessard, Owner, at 603.725.2009.

OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique is owned and operated by Families in Transition – New Horizons (FIT), 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. All proceeds from OutFITters help pay for housing and social services FIT provides to participants. For more information about OutFITters, including store hours and how to donate new and gently used items, visit For more information about FIT, visit


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