Helping the Homeless: Families in Transition Gets Major Boost with Charitable Gaming
February 23, 2022 – Manchester – Filotimo Casino Sportsbook and Restaurant is proud to have partnered with Families in Transition for ten days of charitable gaming where the non-profit received over $74-thousand dollars that will allow it to further its mission of helping New Hampshire’s homeless.
Families in Transition is committed to preventing and breaking the cycle of homelessness, offering programs and services to assist families and individuals through integrated case management, affordable housing, emergency homelessness services, food programs, and substance use treatment.
In 2021 Families in Transition assisted 1,724 individuals by providing them with affordable housing and emergency shelter. The organization also provided nearly 200-thousand meals to program participants. Proceeds raised through charitable gaming will help the organization continue offering safe, affordable housing for those in need in New Hampshire.
“These funds will support our programs and go a long way in helping families who need our services,” stated Maria Devlin, President and CEO of Families in Transition. “We are grateful to Filotimo and their charitable gaming to assist us in raising this money that will no doubt help us work to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness in New Hampshire.”
Also, Housing Benefits raised nearly 65-thousand dollars and the NH Coalition to End Homelessness raised over 62-thousand dollars through their designated ten days of charitable gaming.
Additional information about Families in Transition can be found at: www.fitnh.org
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