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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

TNS Christmas Fund - $15,000

St. Vincent de Paul Children's Foundation - $20,000

Christmas Village - $3,000

HealthFirst Family Care Cntr - $5,000

Got Lunch! Ashland/Holderness - $2,000

Got Lunch! Laconia - $35,000

InterLakes Christmas Fund - $7,5000

Laconia Police Relief Assoc - $10,000

Santa Fund of Greater LR - $25,000

Got Lunch! Campton/Thornton - $2,000

Hands Across The Table - $2,000

Lakes Region Food Pantry - $5,000

Got Lunch! Gilford - $5,000

Got Lunch! InterLakes - $6,000

P.I.C.K. - $1,500

The Salvation Army - $12,000

Operation Warm - $1,500

Total: $157,500

Process B

Lakes Region Child Care Services - $30,000

Stand Up Laconia - $35,000

Lakes Region Community Services - $20,000

New Beginnings - $10,000

Voices Against Violence - $8,000

Central NH VNA & Hospice - $20,000

Granite United Way - Whole Village - $10,000

Greater Lakes Child Advocacy - $15,000

Laconia Area Community Land Trust - $10,000

Appalachian Mountain Teen Project - $20,000

N/T Congressional Church - $12,200

Ossipee Concerned Citizens - $5,000

Tiny Twisters - $5,000

Total: $170,200

 

Process C

Kidworks Learning Center - $2,500

LRGHealthcare Family Birthplace - $10,000

Inter-Lakes Day Care Center - $5,000

Spaulding Youth Center - $12,000

CASA NH - $12,000

Easter Seals NH Camp Sno-Mo - $7,000

Total: $48,500

 

Process D

Laconia Lodge of Elks #876 - $3,000

HealthFirst Family Care Center - $5,000

Tilton-N'field Rec Council - $2,500

Child & Family Services - $5,000

Ashland Area Rec - $2,500

Gilford Youth Center - $2,500

Pittsfield Youth Workshop - $2,000

Pemi Youth Center- $2,500

Tapply-Thompson Community Center - $2,500

Boys & Girls Club - Franklin - $5,000

Boys & Girls Club - Lakes Region - $10,000

Total: $52,500

 

To date, $428,700 has been distributed and is currently working for the community.

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