MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team volunteered at Families in Transition (FIT) last Saturday.
The team helped organize shoes, clothes, furniture and other donations on the loading dock at the OutFITers Thrift Store in Manchester. The work the team did equated to a value of $896.40, which FIT says can help provide three months of counseling to a child, as well as a new bed (mattress, box spring and frame) and one month of disposable diapers for infants for the families in their program.
FIT, a nonprofit organization located in Manchester, Concord and Dover, N.H., was founded in 1991 in response to the growing number of homeless individuals and families in the greater Manchester area and throughout the state. Since its inception, FIT has been committed to providing only the most innovative, and effective interventions specifically designed to help homeless individuals and families reach beyond the cycle of homelessness to lead healthy and successful lives. Their belief is that having a home is a basic human right and is fundamental to becoming an engaged and contributing member of our community.
Baseball has now finished 11 of its "19 Ways," which is an initiative for the program to make an impact on the community in 19 different ways each season.
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