Celebration to Support The Chase Home

Pictured, from left, Bill MacDonald, Reed Maerder, and Graham Shaffer-Rais. 

PORTSMOUTH— Located at 28 Deer Street in Portsmouth, The Groomsmith will host a 1-year Anniversary Celebration on Sat., October 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with proceeds from all haircuts to benefit The Chase Home.

The Groomsmith is owned by Reed Maerder, who along with brother and manager Zach will additionally provide cuts to male youth who live at The Chase Home. The event is hosted in partnership with J. Hilburn stylists, Graham Shaffer-Rais and Bill MacDonald.

“It’s been a great first year, and we want to pay it forward by supporting The Chase Home,” said Reed, who said their grand opening last year also benefited the nonprofit agency.

Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves nearly 300 at-risk youth and families annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. 

At the event, which will feature be a variety of raffle giveaways with proceeds to also support The Chase Home, complimentary food and refreshments will be available for guests.

Event proceeds will support The Chase Home’s Residential Program, which provides a home for youth who live there and receive24/7 support and clinical/therapeutic services. Examples of items provided toand foryouth in the program include everything from bedding and food to clothes.

“An event like this helps pay for these and critical everyday items,” said The Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler. “We are so appreciative for Reed, Graham and Bill.”

To learn more about The Groomsmith, visit thegroomsmith.us

To learn more about The Chase Home, or its upcoming 6th Wine & Chocolate Tasting, visit chasehome.org

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