PORTSMOUTH —Formed in 1999 to create an organized body of the people who work on the Pease Tradeport, Tenants Association at Pease (TAP) has selected The Chase Home as its 2020 charity beneficiary.
“We choose a local charity that we feel could use the support and recognition and has not been chosen by us in previous years,” said President Deanna St. Hilaire, who said TAP has nearly 9,000 members.
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home serves more than 140 at-risk youth and families annually statewide through prevention, intervention, residential and community-based programs.
Meme Wheeler, executive director of The Chase Home, said she is “thrilled” at the selection.
“We want to express our deepest thanks for their support,” she said. “This is going to be a wonderful partnership.”
As beneficiary, The Chase Home will benefit from three TAP member events in 2020. These events include Spring Fling (May 7), Summer BBQ (August 13) and Fall Festival (October 28).
“We have great attendance at all of the events, especially the Summer BBQ,” explained St. Hilaire.
At each event, members will be asked to bring an item needed by The Chase Home or a cash donation.
“At each event, we will also provide a table or spot for Chase Home to collect donations,” added St. Hilaire. “We are excited to have Chase Home as our beneficiary in 2020 so we can help support their kids and raise awareness about what they do.”
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