History

In November of 2002, with generous funding provided by the Great Bay Foundation, Families in Transition officially expanded into the area of social entrepreneurship with the opening of OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester. Originally called Family Outfitters, the store completed a rebranding effort in 2009 to become “OutFITters Thrift Store”.

In 2009, FIT expanded its social entrepreneurial efforts into the City of Concord with the opening of the OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique in Bicentennial Square. The Boutique quickly became as successful as the flagship store and outgrew its cozy space. In the beginning of 2012, the Boutique expanded and relocated to the historic Main Street in Downtown Concord.

Since then, both stores have become a successful and self-sustaining revenue stream for Families in Transition, generating over $100,000 in sales revenue annually to support FIT housing and services for the homeless in Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH.