What are CCEH Arches and Pillars of Support?

The Concord community has been an integral part of our success to date in support those people experiencing homelessness. Some members of the community have stepped up to say that our work to end homelessness in Concord is of paramount importance to them. These are the businesses and individuals we call our Arches and Pillars of Support. Their contributions are two-fold: financial contributions and lending their voices to talk about their passion for (and belief in) CCEH’s work and mission. Together, only together, can we end chronic homelessness in Concord.

Arches of Support are organizations that provide grant funding to CCEH at levels of $5,000 or more. A big THANK YOU to our seven Arches of Support: City of Concord, Granite United Way, Lincoln Financial, Merrimack County, Merrimack County Savings Bank, NH Charitable Foundation, and Rotary Club of Concord.


Pillars of Support are businesses that sponsor two or more of CCEH’s fundraising events throughout the year, at $250 and above. If you believe in our mission and want to become a Pillar of Support:

  1. Sponsor two of CCEH’s three fundraising events each year: Bluegrass BBQ, Talent Show, SouperFest (see bottom of the page for more details)
  2. Lend CCEH your voice in support of our work. Send us a quote of why it’s important for you to support CCEH’s mission (check out some of our Pillars’ quotes below).

These are the Concord-area businesses that have stepped up and said that they believe that ending homelessness in our community is a top priority. Their financial and in-kind donations help CCEH move forward toward this goal. Interested in joining the cause? Scroll down for more information or download the Sponsorship packet:

AmeriHealth Caritas NH

PREMIER Pillar of Support

“AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire is so proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the community-based response to end homelessness in the Concord area. It is essential all of us work together to develop creative options to both prevent and end homelessness in our communities.”


Binnie Media

In-kind Pillar of Support

“As a locally owned and operated company, Binnie Media stands behind and supports the community in which we live. We feel affordable housing should be available to all and for that reason Binnie media is honored to support the Concord Coalition to End homelessness” – Stan Bennett, VP Programming Binnie Media


CATCH Neighborhood Housing

Pillar of Support

“To be denied access to a shelter from life’s storms and under which we can also celebrate life’s gifts is a travesty. Please join us in supporting this amazing organization that works tirelessly in our community to ensure that all of our residents have access to a new beginning and place to call home.”- CATCH Neighborhood Housing


Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.

Pillar of Support

“CWB is proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.  Through its Resource Center and Housing First programs, and its work to increase the availability of affordable housing in Concord, the Coalition provides living examples of how to support and care for people who have become homeless. CWB congratulates the Coalition’s advocacy for solutions to eliminate homelessness in our community, and its work to build a system that effectively responds to the diverse needs of people experiencing homelessness.” – Tenly Callaghan, Director and Shareholder Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.


Cobb Hill Construction

Pillar of Support


The Common Man

Pillar of Support

“I am more than happy to support CCEH in Concord.  They fill a void that was sorely needed for those looking for a clean, welcoming, safe place to wash up, enjoy coffee, light food, rest, or just talk with others who might help them find help and healthful ways to improve their day-to-day life – a non-isolating place to go that’s safe. The Common Man Family loves to support things that help our less than fortunate New Hampshire citizens. CCEH is a perfect example of helping the community narrow the gap between those who are comfortable in our society and those who need our help.  It’s the least we can do for our fellow brethren, especially during the pandemic.” – Alex Ray, Owner The Common Man Family of Restaurants


Concord Food Co-op

In-Kind Pillar of Support

“Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles that guide every Cooperative business, and the Concord Food Co-operative has been doing that for decades in our close-knit community that we are lucky enough to call home.  We stand as a CCEH Pillar of Support in the effort to end homelessness and provide safe, decent, stable, and affordable places to live for all in our community.” – Chris Gilbert, General Manager


Concord Eye Center

Pillar of Support

“As locally owned and operated company, Concord Eye Center is proud to support our community, a community that has given so much to making our business successful.  We feel housing and safety should be a basic human right, and for that reason we are honored to partner with the ‘Coalation’ as a Pillar of Support and support the tireless work of the Concord Coalition to End homelessness.” – Sarah Duval, Marketing Manager


ConcordTV

In-kind Pillar of Support

“At ConcordTV we provide video production training and event coverage for the City, School District, and community partners- such as CCEH- with the fundamental belief that together we’re building a better community. We are thrilled to continue our strong partnership with CCEH in any way we can help. Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time, so we applaud CCEH staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts to provide resources that otherwise would not exist. Please join us in our fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Josh Hardy, ConcordTV Executive Director


Dippold & Dennehy

Pillar of Support

“Helping others achieve the dream of home ownership is such a rewarding experience, and one we’d like to see available to everyone.

As a whole, we are a community where most can say they enjoy high quality of life.  

Shelter and security are 2 important components of this, and housing is critical to overall good health and well being.

We are proud to support CCEH in their efforts to provide safe, affordable home ownership options, and end homelessness in our community. ” – Ann Dippold, Associate Broker


Eastern Bank

Pillar of Support

“Evidence of the impact of this virus outbreak on our neighbors, families, and small businesses is everywhere. And, we also see the resiliency, sheer will, and hope of people across our region as they band together to help one another. The need for assistance continues to grow, and we will do what we can to give back and support the most vulnerable populations in our communities as well as encourage those who are able to do so to join us.” – Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.


Franklin Savings Bank

Pillar of Support

“Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to support its mission of bringing an end to homelessness in the Capital region. As a community bank who is actively involved in supporting affordable housing projects, we share the same vision that every individual should have an affordable place to call home.” – Dawn M. Beers, VP – Marketing Officer


The Hawk & Lakes FM

In-Kind Pillar of Support

“The Hawk and Lakes FM are proud to be Pillars of Support for the Concord Coalition To End Homelessness. We stand with our community and neighbors.” – Jim Whedon, Marketing Specialist, 104.9 The Hawk and Lakes FM 101.5


Greater Concord Interfaith Council

Pillar of Support


Hotel Concord

Pillar of Support

“Being in the hospitality business where people voluntarily check in and out of our hotel on a regular basis when traveling away from their homes, it is so difficult to comprehend that there are many in our community who have no place to call ‘home’—how can that be? Even more importantly, what can all of us do to make sure everyone in our community has a place to call ‘home’?”  – Michael Simchik, Owner Hotel Concord


Keeler Family Realtors

Pillar of Support

“I was born and raised in Concord and I will do whatever I can to help the city I love. Keeler Family Realtors has been helping local families find homes for decades and there is nothing more important than having a place to lay your head at night. This is a fight we belong in and we look forward to winning this battle! – CEO-Broker, Paul Hrycuna


Merrimack County Savings Bank

Pillar of Support

“Merrimack County Savings Bank proudly supports the tireless work of the Concord Coalition to End Homeless. We commend and stand behind CCEH’s goal of ending homelessness in Concord because the Bank believes as they do– that every person has value and deserves dignity. CCEH advocates and offers resources and protection for our community’s most vulnerable people, and they serve as a wonderful role model for us all. We are thankful for all that CCEH has accomplished and commit to continuing our support for them as they come closer to their goal of eliminating homelessness in Concord once and for all.” – Linda Lorden, President MCSB


Metzger/McGuire

Pillar of Support

“Metzger/McGuire is pleased to support the great community work being done by CCEH to put an end to homelessness.  Now more than ever it’s critically important for the community as a whole and especially the business community to come together to ensure that the Concord area remains a safe and affordable place to call home.  We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with CCEH and are proud to stand alongside their team as a Pillar of Support in building a better foundation for stable and affordable housing in our community.” – Scott Metzger, President Metzger/McGuire


Nancy Wilson, MSM, CMC Professional Geriatric Care Manager/Consultant

Pillar of Support


North Branch Construction

Pillar of Support

“As one of the leaders in multi-unit housing construction throughout New Hampshire, North Branch Construction is proud to be a Pillar of Support for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the important work they do to provide housing for the most vulnerable members of our community. We care deeply for the Concord community, the place our business calls home, and encourage other local businesses to do what they can to support CCEH’s efforts to end homelessness.” – Joseph H. Campbell, President


Northeast Delta Dental

Pillar of Support

“We applaud the ongoing efforts of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. They address many complex issues surrounding homelessness by providing valuable resources to help people in our community. We signed on as the first Pillar of Support by sponsoring two of its fundraising events and committing to help raise awareness to support the Coalition and its important work.” – Lisa Rousseau, Community Relations Specialist


Premiere Properties

Pillar of Support


the river – FM 102.3

In-kind Pillar of Support

“As active and involved members of the business community, and residents of New Hampshire, The River team is proud to work for a locally owned & operated station that gives back to the communities we serve. I believe that those of us fortunate to do well in our occupations have a responsibility to give back to those who need our help. The problem of homelessness can affect anyone. Often the result of job loss, or a medical emergency that depletes your savings unexpectedly, homelessness can have wide ranging effects both mentally and physically creating a downward spiral. Together as a community we can conquer the challenge of homelessness in Concord. Please join us in the fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Steve Friedman of the river independent radion (102.3 Concord – 105.7 Lakes Region)


Sanel NAPA

Pillar of Support


South Church Concord

Pillar of Support

“Since its inception in a classroom in our basement as an outgrowth of the Emergency Winter Shelter,  we at South Church have been proud to support the work of the CCEH with contributions and volunteers.  The CCEH commitment to those who are homeless is tireless, and a vital reminder that no community can be fully realized until every member of that community has an equal place at the table of grace and well-being.” – Rev. Jared Rardin


Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord

Pillar of Support


Unitil

Pillar of Support


Vintage Kitchens

Pillar of Support


Wilcox & Barton, Inc.

Pillar of Support

“Wilcox & Barton, Inc. is excited to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and support its mission to end homelessness in the Capital Region. As a New Hampshire company with a corporate office in Concord, we care deeply about the community and agree that every individual should have a place to call home.” – Bill Wilcox, President, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.


WKXL

In-kind Pillar of Support

“Our community is about lifting folks up, not tearing them down. We are proud to do our part.”- WKXL General Manager, Chris Ryan


How can we become a Pillar of Support?

If you agree that ending chronic homelessness in Concord is a priority for our community, consider becoming a CCEH Pillar of Support. What does this entail? Pillars of Support have committed to sponsoring at least two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events (SouperFest, **new** Bluegrass BBQ, Talent Show) and have agreed to publicly support CCEH’s mission and energize other businesses in their industry around the cause.

  • SPONSOR TWO OF CCEH’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS
  • ENGAGE OTHERS TO LEND THEIR VOICES TO THE CAUSE OF ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN CONCORD

A Premier Pillar of Support recognizes that ending chronic homelessness in Concord will take more than a year and commits to sponsoring two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events for three years in a row.

CLICK HERE for the Pillars of Support sponsorship packet. If you would like to learn more about CCEH’s Pillars of Support, you can reach out to CCEH Board Member, Greg Lessard at greg@concordfoodcoop.coop.