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Meet Jessie Events Holiday Giving Opportunities Our New Retail Manager Volunteer We're Merging! Now Hiring
 
 

 
 Participant Spotlight: Meet Jessie
 
Jessie
“We talk about my goals. I need that assurance and redirection. And, I can take that encouragement with me anywhere—I can take FIT with me anywhere,” says Jessie.

This year, in our End of the  Year Appeal, you’ll meet Jessie*, a single mother and Families in Transition (FIT) participant.

From a young age, the only constant in Jessie’s life has been change. “I’ve been in and out (of housing) my whole life. My Mom would work a few days a week, but money and food was always tight,” said Jessie.

When she became pregnant, Jessie knew her living situation was unsafe for a newborn and she needed to make a change to prepare for the future of her child. She applied for FIT housing and was soon granted her own apartment to establish a safe home for herself and her daughter.

Through the support of our program, Jessie was able to get a job in healthcare while her daughter is attending preschool. She meets with her FIT Housing Advocate every other week to discuss steps for her future.

Click here to read the full Annual Appeal letter.

Donate today to help make a brighter future for people like Jessie and her daughter.

*Jessie’s story is true. To protect her privacy, her name has been changed.

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Event save the dates
 

cinco de mayo celebration:

Save the date for our annual cinco de mayo celebration on Thursday, May 3, 2018! We’ll have delicious food, drinks and fun music. You just need to bring your friends to show them a good time for a great cause! We will have unique live auction items, a Game of Chance, and much more. This year’s celebration will take place at Southern New Hampshire University.

Click here for more details and sponsorship opportunities.

Wicked FIT Runs:

Concord: Save the date for our 7th annual Wicked FIT Run on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Concord, NH.
Click here to learn about event sponsorship details.

Wolfeboro: Save the date for our 2nd annual Wicked FIT Run in Wolfeboro, NH. Date to be determined soon.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please call 603.641.9441 ext. 324 or donate@fitnh.org.

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 Give the gift of cheer this holiday season
 

As many of you can imagine, the holidays can be a very difficult time of year for our participants and their families.

We are looking to our community to help us get ready for the holidays by collecting items off of our “Holiday Giving Opportunities.” Items include gift certificates, brand new winter gear for the children, brand new home essential items for when families move in, and much more.

In addition to donating items, you can help us provide housing and services to homeless families and individuals by shopping at smile.amazon.com this holiday season. For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate to FIT.

You can find more information by clicking here or if you would like to speak to someone on our team, please contact us at donate@fitnh.org or by calling us at 603.641.9441 ext. 327.

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OutFITters has a new Retail Manager
 
Kim Rennell
Kimberley Rennell has joined the OutFITters Thrift Store team as our new Retail Manager!

In this role, she is responsible for the staff, sales and promotions, and overall financial success of the stores. She has over 20 years of experience working at Goodwill, most recently as the Store Manager of their Hooksett location.

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Volunteer Opportunities
 
Volunteers at work
Whether you come with a friend, coworker, or family member, volunteering with Families in Transition is a great way to support our mission and help us provide the housing and services our families need to get back on their feet again.

Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • Do you enjoy cooking and building community through meal sharing? We’re looking for individuals and groups to provide a home-cooked meal weekly, monthly or quarterly in one of FIT locations in Manchester, Concord and Dover.
  • Become a Welcome Ambassador at the Family Place Resource Center and Shelter! This is a key  role that not only assists the staff in the building but all those who utilize the different programs offered, from our preschool students and shelter participants to the CMC clinic staff and patients. 
  • Help to keep our OutFITters stores shinning! We’re seeking groups to come in periodically to help us with deep cleaning and organizing. 100% of the proceeds from OutFITters goes to funding Families in Transition’s housing and services.

To read more about other volunteer opportunities, visit our website. Please direct any inquiries to 603.641.9441 ext. 357 or email volunteer@fitnh.org.

 
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We are merging with New Horizons
 
The Board of Directors of Families in Transition and New Horizons have voted to merge both organizations into one, effective January 1, 2018. This strength-based merger will help best serve the individuals and families in our community who are most in need.

Read more about the merger here or read answers to FAQs here.
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We're Hiring!
 
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Open positions include:
  • Retail and Stocking Associate (Concord)
  • Child and Family Therapist (Manchester)
  • Program Aide, Bus Driver (Manchester)
  • Peer Recovery Support Worker, Full-Time (Manchester)
Click here to see all open positions.
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