HookPUNCHing for the Homeless (TM)

Thrive Outdoors is always coming up with interesting ways to give back, and this is no different.

Hooking for the Homeless (HFTH) is a non-profit organization who - like Thrive Outdoors - has providing support to NH’s homeless at their heart. This November and December HFTH will work tirelessly - utilizing the fiber arts - to provide warmth, care, education, and advocacy throughout the holiday season. They do this all year long, but really deplete their reserves this time of year. So Jake - one of Thrive Outdoors founding partners - is uniting the leadership, fitness, martial arts, and charitable worlds to create a fundraiser like no other.

*HookPUNCHing for the Homeless is a fundraising event run by Thrive Outdoors at The Training Station on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. Suggested donations of $20 for tickets, and add-on donations for how long a fighter lasts, go to HFTH so that they can continue their great work in our community. The Training Station is a local martial arts academy that has been providing the highest quality training for many years. They have graciously allowed us to use their next kick boxing event as our fundraising platform.

Jake will be fighting in his first ever kickboxing bout. Support the homeless this holiday season (and beyond) by participating in this fun event.

Help a great cause, show support for Jake, HFTH, and The Training Station, and have some fun by doing a few things:

  • Attend the event and donate $20.00 at the door

  • If you can’t make it you can still sponsor Jake with a $20.00 entrance fee donation and / or add-on if he survives all 3 rounds

  • Share this event and help spread the word - Facebook Event

Some of the sparring crew from The Training Station - You might see a few of these folks at the event.

Some of the sparring crew from The Training Station - You might see a few of these folks at the event.

The charity

The charity

HFTH is a non-profits whose mission is:

1) To collect handmade crochet and knit items throughout the year to be provided to our local community experiencing homelessness, displacement or relocation, abuse or neglect, and the working poor throughout November and December.

2) To keep fiber arts alive and relevant through information, patterns, yarn circles, and sharing of ideas.

3) To teach and volunteer our skills and abilities with local organizations, youth, and seniors to promote service and community involvement, to provide quality of life opportunities, and to provide people with a new skill set and sense of purpose.

4) To promote community, stewardship, and to instill the belief that there are no small acts of kindness and goodwill.

5) To humanize the homeless population and bring public policy to the forefront of people's minds.