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Easterseals NH Celebrates Massive Renovation and Renaming of Manchester Headquarters Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign Exceeds $2.5M Goal

October 23, 2017

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Pam Dube

Manchester, NH – WHAT: Please join us for the ribbon cutting and renaming ceremony of the renovated Easterseals NH headquarters in Manchester, NH

With the completion of this year-long renovation, Easterseals NH now offers the state's largest array of services under one roof for children, adults, and seniors with disabilities and special needs.

Easterseals NH has a long and well-respected 80-year history in the Granite State of helping people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. In the past eight decades, we have expanded services to fill unmet community needs and currently serve more than 25,000 people.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2017—5:30 pm

WHERE: Easterseals NH, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH


Tour the renovated building and all program spacesInterview Easterseals program staff, clients, campaign steering committee members, Easterseals leadership


The past year has been a busy one as we have taken on a massive renovation in order to better serve our clients and their families. This renovation was supported by the Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign, which raised $2.6M from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations.

The renovation specifically addressed:

In addition to the renovation, we are thrilled to rename this facility The Easterseals New Hampshire John A. Samenfeld Center. Thanks to Mark & Sally Stebbins for their generous gift of $500,000 to honor John for his lifelong commitment to PROCON, Inc. and Easterseals NH. Their gift was used as a challenge to raise an equal amount as part of the fundraising campaign. John has been a strong supporter and champion of Easterseals NH's programs and services for more than 33 years, 12 of those as a board member. Throughout his years of service, John has contributed significantly. He has chaired various committees of the board as well as Campaigns. He is consistently a leader in securing funds for our programs and makes a tremendous impact for those served by Easterseals.

About Easterseals New Hampshire

For more than 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. Our 12 core programs and services include Child Development Centers and Family Resource Center, Early Supports and Services, Autism Services, Residential & Educational Services, Special Transit Services, Camps and Recreation, Community Based Services, Workforce Development, Military & Veterans Services, Senior Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Oral Health Services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.

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