Cinco de Mayo with a mission at FIT: It’s all fun and games to aid people in need

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Table games, raffles, prizes, dancing and hoopla during FIT’s 2017 Cinco de Mayo. Expect more of the same in 2018. FIT/Facebook

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition-New Horizons is hosting its signature Cinco de Mayo celebration fundraising event a few days early this year. The event will include food, live music, live auction, and a unique game of chance on Thursday, May 3, at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).

“This isn’t your typical rubber chicken, sit at your table for hours type of event,” said, Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition-New Horizons. “This is a fiesta where we get people up and moving with lots of activities, food, and fun all for a great cause. Our live auction items range from incredible seats at Fenway to see the Red Sox face off against the World Series Champions Houston Astros, to a limo ride to have lunch with nationally acclaimed author Jodi Picoult, to a ride-along experience with the Manchester Police Department, and more! This action-packed night is one that you won’t want to miss!”

The Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held on Thursday, May 3, at SNHU’s Field House, 2500 North River Rd., Manchester NH. General admission begins at 6 p.m., tickets are $50 and VIP reception begins at 5 p.m., tickets are $75. All money raised for and at the event will be used towards Families in Transition’s programming of providing a home and hope to homeless families and individuals. To learn more about the event, buy tickets, and to view auction and game of chance prizes visit www.fitnh.org/cinco.

Sponsors of the event include: Spectrum Marketing Companies, Comcast NBCUniversal, 92.5 The River,  INSP, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, COOK, LITTLE, ROSENBLATT & MANSON, p.l.l.c., Cross Insurance, Merrimack County Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, and Lincoln Financial Group.

Families in Transition-New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT-NH also owns and operates two stores, OutFITters Thrift Stores, in Manchester and Concord, NH, which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about the organization, OutFITters, and the event, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.