Fulcrum Associates, a leading construction management firm in southern New Hampshire, recently donated more than 200 winter coats to New Hampshire nonprofits through its inaugural coat collection drive. New or gently worn coats, collected throughout the month of January from Fulcrum’s clients, subcontractors and employees, were donated in February to Families in Transition – New Horizons, Friends of Forgotten Children and Veterans Count, a program of Easterseals.
“Fulcrum takes pride in our efforts to give back to those in need through holiday toy drives, our annual charity golf classic and community build projects, and we encourage our employees to share ideas on what more can be done to support our community,” said Jeff Luter, President of Fulcrum Associates.
Coming off the holiday spike in charitable efforts, Karen Massone, Fulcrum’s Director of Human Resources, had the idea to collect coats throughout January to further support those in need during New Hampshire’s harshest winter months.
“I wasn’t sure what people would be willing to contribute following holiday initiatives, but Fulcrum employees have a way of coming together for those in need so we set the goal of 100 coats and asked our network to donate,” said Karen Massone. “Thanks to the generosity of our own employees, business partners and friends, we exceeded our goal by more than 100 percent with 204 coats collected and we will absolutely run the coat drive again next year.”
Due to the success of the program, Fulcrum was able to provide winter coats based on need to multiple nonprofits seeking cold weather wear for adults and children throughout New Hampshire.
Fulcrum donated 98 coats to Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, which provides resources and services to veterans, service members and their families. Veterans Count has five New Hampshire chapters located in the Lakes Region, Upper Valley, Seacoast, Manchester and Nashua.
Fulcrum donated 66 coats to Friends of Forgotten Children, a provider of food, clothing and holiday gifts for low-income and at-risk individuals and families in the greater Concord area.
Fulcrum donated 40 coats to Families in Transition – New Horizons, one of the largest homeless services organizations in New Hampshire, with locations in Manchester, Concord, Dover and Wolfeboro.
In 2019, Fulcrum raised $22,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank through its annual Charity Golf Classic in September, and more than 50 toys during Tower of Toys and C.H.a.D toy drive in December. Fulcrum is currently participating in the community-funded renovation of Nashua Police Athletic League’s Youth Safe Haven, set for completion in the fall.