Seacoast United's September 20th Yard Sale part of efforts to support students with autism

SUSC is extremely proud to share with you our new endeavor to work with the Birchtree Center for students with Autism.

In conjunction with Seacoast United’s commitment to its various community programs, we are extremely proud to share with you our new endeavor to work with the Birchtree Center for students with autism.  The yard sale is a collaborative effort between the two non profit organizations and the generous support of Liberty Mutual.  The details are below about the event on Saturday, September 20 and Bev Wellington and a number of Seacoast United volunteers are doing great things. It is also worth noting that Matt Glode and other SUSC coaches will be conducting a soccer class for the children from the Birchtree Center later this Fall.

We are asking for all Seacoast United families to see if you would be willing to donate TWO items to the yard sale.  Any and all items can be dropped off at the arena between Monday, September 15 and Friday, September 19th between the hours of 4pm - 8pm.  Can you please let Bev know if you wish to contribute to this owrthwhile effort.

In addition, we are looking for extra tables to use as display if you wish to loan them to the club.  Any family intersted in volunteering can also contact Bev at

Kind Regards


Yard Sale on Sept. 20 Supporting The Birchtree Center and Seacoast United

Hampton,NH – Volunteers from The Birchtree Center, Seacoast United, and Liberty Mutual Group will host a giant indoor yard sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, at the Seacoast United Indoor Arena at 311 Winnacunnet Road in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Proceeds will benefit educational programs at two Seacoast-based nonprofit organizations: Seacoast United and Birchtree Center. 

The sale will feature high-quality furniture, toys, sporting equipment, tools, books, and household items donated by families and friends of Liberty Mutual Group, The Birchtree Center, and Seacoast United.  Sales will be by cash only.  A fundraising raffle at the event will provide chances to win sporting tickets, gift certificates, and other prizes.  Parking is available onsite and admission is free.

"The sales offers a real bargain for the Seacoast community," says The Birchtree Center’s executive director, Christine Guarino, Ph.D. "You’ll get a great deal on first-rate merchandise; you’ll be "going green" by finding a new home for other people’s treasures; and you’ll help local children." The Birchtree Center offers educational and therapeutic programs for students with autism throughout New Hampshire and neighboring states.  "We are delighted to partner with Seacoast United and Liberty Mutual Group," says Guarino, "because we share a common goal; to help children and youth in Northern New England develop skills they need for full and productive adulthoods."

Seacoast United Executive Director Paul Willis says, "The mission of Seacoast United is to advance the physical and social wellbeing of kids and adults through competitive sports.  The nonprofit club sponsors teams, tournaments, and training throughout New Hampshire and Maine.  Proceeds from the sale will support player scholarships and Seacoast United’s Community Outreach program, which offer opportunities for underprivileged youth throughout New Hampshire-and across the world-to enjoy the sport of soccer.

Volunteers from Liberty Mutual Group’s Portsmouth offices are helping plan and run the sale.  “Our organization has been a long-time supporter of both Seacoast United and The Birchtree Center,” says Paul Bamford, Resident Sales Representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. “We are delighted to help, and we encourage everyone to come   You might find a rare antique, a nostalgic toy from your childhood, or something else you couldn’t find in an ordinary store—and, in every case, the proceeds benefit local kids!” 

More information is available at or 603-294-4452 .

About the Birchtree Center

The Birchtree Center , a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization,operates the first and only educational day program approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education that enrolls exclusively children and youth with autism..  At its facilities at 33 Jewell Court in Portsmouth,New Hampshire , and through a statewide Outreach Program, teams of highly qualified professionals design comprehensive programs to meet the unique educational needs of students with autism aged three to eighteen years.  With these scientifically tested instruction methods, children and youth with autism can develop the communication, social, behavioral, academic and life skills necessary to live a more productive and independent life.