August 12, 2021 – Jackpot!!!! After participating in ten days of charitable gaming at Manchester’s Filotimo Casino the Community Caregivers of Greater Derry received a check in the amount of $58,696.70. The unrestricted funds will help the local nonprofit with its mission of serving the elderly and disabled.
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry (CCGD) helps with practical assistance and support to enable those in need to stay in their homes, in safety and with dignity. In many cases, the individuals they serve don’t have family members nearby who can assist them. CCGD services foster independence with dignity, while at the same time providing meaningful volunteer opportunities and creating a more caring community. CCGD covers the towns of Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Sandown and Windham.
“We plan to use these funds to invest in staff capacity that will allow us to increase our programming to help even more people,” stated Cindee Tanuma, Executive Director of the Community Caregivers of Greater Derry. “The funds from charitable gaming are critical for nonprofits in New Hampshire, especially with all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID. We still don’t know when people will want to attend fundraising events again. The charitable gaming funds that we have received from FIlotimo have allowed us to keep our staff employed and our doors open.”
“It’s great to hear all the stories about how FIlotimo’s charitable gaming activities are having a positive impact on so many important nonprofits across our state,” stated Dick Anagnost. We are proud to be a partner with hundreds of local charities along with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission to support our communities.”
About NH Charitable Gaming
Charitable gaming has been in operation in New Hampshire since 2006. According to New Hampshire Lottery, which provides regulatory oversight, since its inception, charitable gaming has raised over 75-million dollars for non-profits throughout New Hampshire. Nonprofits that benefit from charitable gaming range in scope of work they perform from those that help Granite Staters tackle addiction, to food pantries, homeless shelters, hospice care providers, support for veterans, people with disabilities, childcare centers, boys and girls clubs, lions clubs, charter schools, local sports teams and the list goes on and on. In many cases, these nonprofits perform essential services in our state supporting many of our children and most vulnerable citizens.
Formerly known as the Manchester Poker Room, Filotimo Casino Sports Bar & Restaurant offers a 40,000 square foot entertainment complex featuring poker, table games, bingo, NH Lottery, Keno603, and Lucky 7, as well as one of New Hampshire’s only satellite DraftKings locations! The Greek word filotimo has no direct translation into English, but embodies the concept of philanthropy, hospitality and friendship that lies at the heart of Greek culture. Filotimo is located at 1279 South Willow Street, Manchester, just down the Street from the Mall of NH. For more information about how to participate in charitable gaming please contact Filotimo Casino Sports Bar & Restaurant at 603-668-6591.