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Where did the money go?

The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction began as the simplest of ideas, and WOW what a journey this has been! The phenomenal growth you have bestowed upon this event has created many wonderful challenges along the way. Far from simple has been the challenge of how to distribute the funds that you the citizens of the Greater Lakes Region have invested in this annual event. We take very seriously the faith that you all have in the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction and regularly review all the things that we do to insure that the trust you place in the Children's Auction continues to be treated with the respect it deserves. As a part of this ongoing review process the Board of Directors, decided to conduct a thorough review of how your funds are disbursed, in order to make sure that we were being as responsible as possible with funds so generously raised by the community.

 

During the summer of 2012, the board undertook a complete review of the funding process, from what types of Agencies were being funded to, how their mission statements aligned with those of the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction. We welcomed the opportunity to utilize some of the resources of the United Way in analyzing the Auction's historical track record. We discovered that over the years, we have consistently funded organizations that did align with the mission of the Auction and that they fell generally into three different categories.

 

A - Defined as:

To efficiently fund local non-profit organizations that provide basic needs to area children. This will include but not limited to, food, clothing, shelter, Christmas gifts, and hygienic needs.

 

B - Defined as:

To efficiently fund those non-profit organizations that work to eliminate or mitigate the need for basic and extended services for children.

 

C - Defined as:

To efficiently fund those capital initiatives that improves the lives of children or enhances the ability of agencies to deliver their services.

 

D - Defined as:

To efficiently fund those agencies that have an Educational/Recreational aspect to provide children in the Lakes Region, in which the child may not be able to afford elsewhere.

 

The Distribution Committee is comprised of 3 community members and 3 members from the Board of Directors. Working with this distribution model, the committee reviews applications and submits recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval and distribution.

 

Process A

Belknap House - $3,500

Christmas Village - $5,000

Got Lunch! Gilford - $5,000

Gilford Police Relief Children's Fund - $1,000

Got Lunch! Ashland/Holderness - $2,000

Got Lunch! Laconia - $35,000

Got Lunch! Campton/Thornton - $2,000

Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes - $7,000

HealthFirst Family Care Center - $2,500

Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund - $7,500

Hands Across The Table - $1,000

Laconia Police Relief Family Fund - $10,000

Operation Warm - $3,400

Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region - $25,000

The Salvation Army - $15,000

Tilton/Northfield Christmas Fund - $10,000

Total: $154,900

 

Process B

Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) - $25,000.00

Belknap House - $10,000.00

Circle Program - $12,000.00

CADY, Inc. - Communities for Alcohol and Drug-free Youth - $5,000.00

CASA of New Hampshire - Court Appointed Special Advocates - $10,000.00

Genesis Behavioral Health - $9,423.00

Greater Lakes Child Advocacy center - $15,000.00

Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center - $10,000.00

Laconia Area Community Land Trust - $10,000.00

Lakes Region Child Care Services - $35,000.00

Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center - $25,000.00

Pemi Youth Center - $5,000.00

Voices Against Violence - $5,000.00

Whole Village Family Resource Center - Granite United Way - $15,000.00

Total: $191,423

 

Process C

Appalachian Mountain Teen Project - $10,000.00

Easter Seals NH - Camp Sno-Mo - $5,000.00

Eastern Adaptive Sports - $10,000.00

Inter-Lakes Day Care Center - $6,383.00

Kidworks Learning Center - $2,300.00

Total: $33,683

 

Process D

Belknap Mill Society - $2,500.00

Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region - $20,000.00

Boys & Girls Club of Franklin - $5,000.00

Child & Family Services of NH Camp Spaulding - $5,000.00

Gilford Youth Center - $5,000.00

HealthFirst Family Care Center - $5,000.00

Holderness Recreation Department - $1,000.00

Laconia Baseball Foundation - $2,200.00

Mayhew Program - $5,000.00

Merrimack Valley YMCA - $5,000.00

Pittsfield Youth Workshop - $2,000.00

Spaulding Youth Center Foundation - $5,000.00

Tapply Thompson Community Center - $5,000.00

Tilton/Northfield Recreation Council - $2,500.00

WinnAero - $2,000.00

Total: $72,200

 

To date, $452,206 has been distributed and is currently working for the community.

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