Child and Family Services’ inaugural SLEEPOUT
raises over $135,000

PHOTO GALLERY: Courtesy of Jeffrey Hastings

Thank you to all who supported our first annual CFS SleepOut! 

You helped us to raise awareness and over $135,000
to help homeless youth throughout New Hampshire.

Special thanks to our lead corporate sponsors: ProCon Incorporated,
Bank of America, McLane Law Firm, Well Sense Health Plan, and key corporate
supporters, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Eastern Bank, People’s United Bank, and New Hampshire Healthy Families.

Special thanks to Manchester’s Mayor Gatsas who explained his vision for young people in Manchester and praised the impact CFS services make in our communities.

Special thanks to local youth, CeCe and Keegan, who bravely shared their stories for the crowd of approximately 50 people. They enlightened and endeared the audience and helped to not only put and face to the cause,
but much heart and soul as well.

Special thanks to LOU KAUCIC, for being a fund-raising rock star, setting the pace and taking the lead—exceeding his own high goal in fund-raising.

Special thanks to all our SLEEPERS who braved the cold, snowy night, and raised money for the cause. This event put the power in the people’s hands, with sleepers reaching out to over 1000 of their friends and family for support.

Child and Family Services is very fortunate to have such strong friends and partners in the community and would like to specifically single out our major corporate supporter for ALL CFS events, ProCon Incorporated.

“PROCON is honored to be a major sponsor of Child and Family Services’ Sleep Out 2015,” says Sally Stebbins, owner of PROCON. "Homelessness is a major issue in the City of Manchester and negatively impacts so many of our youth. The SleepOut will raise awareness throughout our community and the funds raised through this effort, will be used to combat youth homelessness and provide the services that these young people need and deserve. Working together with Child and Family Services, PROCON is committed to making a positive difference in our community.”

Proceeds from the CFS SleepOut will help the agency in its efforts to prevent youth homelessness, to address the needs of youth who become homeless, and to redirect the lives of New Hampshire’s homeless youth and empower them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. As well, proceeds will subsidize the agency’s development of a new resource center facility this year.

“An event like this raises our collective community consciousness about the plight and realities of homeless youth,” says Borja Alvarez de Toledo, president of Child and Family Services. “It really does prove that it only takes a small group of thoughtful, dedicated citizens to change the world, and it starts by improving the lives of youth right here in our community.”

2015 CFS SleepOut Slideshow