The third annual Community Challenge was proud to present a check for $304,500 to the 40th Children’s Auction on December 9, 2022. The Challenge is comprised of local businesses, organizations and friends and families who create teams and creatively fundraise their way to Closing Ceremonies, where coveted awards await the top teams in this friendly but spirited challenge.
Last year the Children’s Auction distributed $625,724 to
charitable organizations serving children and families - providing food, clothing, shelter, hygienic needs and Christmas gifts; funding non-profits working to provide basic and extended services for children; funding capital initiatives that improve the lives of children; and funding educational and recreational opportunities for children that they could otherwise not afford. See entire list here.
It is all about raising money, giving children and families a helping hand and being part of something fun and exciting that makes a significant impact in our community.
5 - 9 Years
2 - 4 Years
Team Captain Central
Looking for ideas of how your team can raise money? Let us help!
PLANNING A FUNDRAISING EVENT?
Check out how we can help!
NEED LOGOS AND GRAPHICS?
2023 Challenge logo, Children’s Auction logo, …Get them here!
Have donations ready to put in the bank for your team?
Use the special "IFTK Community Challenge Deposit Slip" below and make your deposit at any Meredith Village Savings Bank location. It's as easy as 1 -2 -3!
1) Fill out the deposit slip in full
2) Include it with cash/checks in a sealed envelope with only the words "Community Challenge" on the front 3) Turn it in with the Supervisor On Duty at any Meredith Village Savings Bank location during bank hours
Thank you to our friends at MVSB and your fellow Barstool Bankers Team Captains, Jami Bordeau
& Becky Reposa, for making this so easy!
Want to make some $$$ for your team? Get your team brains together and think big!
Your team can donate TWO items for the Children's Auction and the money raised will be added to your team's fundraising total. Teams MUST use the special link below (stay tuned) to submit auction items and choose their team name from the dropdown list. Items over $300 and donated before Nov. 15 will be on our Auction website ready for bidding on Nov. 25th!
A great way to raise $$$ for your team! Know a business that would like to support the Children's Auction by selling these 4" paper $1, $5 & $10 Christmas ornaments? Check out the information here to get them started.
The Pub Mania tradition of bragging rights for the "Top Dollar", "Outstanding Participation" and "Feeding Families" awards continues on in the Community Challenge. Make sure to check out the Contest Rules for the highly coveted "Outstanding Participation" award and get your team in the running!
Earn points for your team and help those in need all year long. Donations may be made to any Lakes Region food pantry. Get all of your team members on board and vie for the "2023 Feeding Families Award!"
Need help finding a food pantry? Click here!
TAX FORM FOR DONORS
Need to provide a tax form for one of your donor's? Get it here!
This software should make fundraising much easier for you and your team. Sometimes technology gets the best of us though. If that's the case, let us help!
HAVE A CONTRIBUTION FROM A DONOR-ADVISED FUND?
Please use the information below and reference the Community Challenge and your team name:
Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund For Children Inc
383 South Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Federal Tax ID# 47-3815882
It is helpful if you let us know that a check is coming by emailing Jennifer Kelley, Executive Director. When the check arrives, she will let you know and deposit it for your team.