LACONIA — With fewer days to collect funds from its street corners and shopping mall locations, Salvation Army leaders of Laconia are hoping for a surge in public response to reach the Red Kettle Campaign goal.
Salvation Army red kettles have been out for a few weeks in many communities. However, there are areas where bellringers do not man the kettles until after Thanksgiving, which fell a week later than normal this year. The loss of a full week kettle income may have a significant impact on funds raised this year.
"We are $10,000 behind compared to last year's income at this time," said Captain Stephen Warren.
Funds raised through the familiar red kettles are vital to The Salvation Army's programs and services. This year's campaign goal in Laconia is $100,000 as Salvation Army leaders attempt to meet a huge upsurge in demands for help because of a lagging economy. Falling short of the goal may have a long-term impact, affecting the afterschool programs, food pantry, or financial assistance offered.
The Salvation Army's Christmas ministry includes the distribution of toys to needy youngsters, food baskets and food vouchers, warm winter coatsand so much more during the rest of the year.
Last year, The Laconia Salvation Army assisted 1,055 individuals, during the holiday season alone.
There are 12 kettles located throughout the area at various businesses, donations are also accepted at the main office of The Salvation Army as well as on line at www.onlineredkettle.org or by calling(603) 524-1834.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:51
GILFORD — More than 130 craftsmen and artists will take part in the annual Craft Fair at both Gilford Middle and High School on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be a wide variety of crafts, jewelry, crystal, baked goods, fudge, gourmet popcorn, gift baskets and holiday decorations.
Food will be available at the food court located in the middle school cafeteria.
The Gilford High Senior Class of 2014 will raffling off gift certificates and selling coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and meatball grinders to help raise money to help offset the cost of graduation, senior yearbook dinner and their class trip.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:46
FRANKLIN — Mix 94.1fm, along with Northeast Communications Radio Stations 106.9 WSCY and 100.1 The Planet, presents its 27th annual Cash-and-Cans money and food drive for the holidays December 6-13.
The fundraiser, started by Mix 94.1fm's Fred Caruso in 1987, raises food and money for ten central New Hampshire charitable organizations, from food pantries to soup kitchens to toys-for-tots programs. Caruso, along with morning co-host Amy Bates, will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations with 100% of the proceeds from Cash-and-Cans staying right here in our central New Hampshire area.
"We live in a wonderful area, neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends, people helping folks they've never even met. That's what Cash-and-Cans is all about," said Caruso. "Through the organizations Cash-and-Cans donates to, literally hundreds of families, kids and the elderly will enjoy the holidays because of the generosity of the people and businesses who donate to Cash-and-Cans." Look for the Northeast Broadcast Van at the following locations to make your donation:
Friday 12/6: 3:30-6 p.m., Santa & His Workshop in Downtown Franklin
Saturday 12/7: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Pines Community Center Northfield's Christmas Breakfast.
Monday 12/9: 5:30-10 a.m., George's Diner, Meredith; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Funspot, Weirs Beach; 2-5 p.m., LR Jewelers/Sal's Pizza, Belmont.
Tuesday 12/10: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Tilton; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., HK Powersports, Laconia; 1-3 p.m., The Wine'ing Butcher, Gilford; 4-6 p.m., Belknap Subaru, Tilton.
Wednesday 12/11: 5:30-8 a.m., Willow Hill Food & Beverage, Franklin; 8-10 a.m., Stafford Food & Beverage, Tilton; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kramer & Hall Goldsmiths/Franklin Savings Bank/Prescott's Florist, Downtown Laconia; 2-4 p.m., Irwin Motors, Laconia; 5-8 p.m., Tilt'n Diner, Cash-and-Cans spaghetti dinner. At the dinner, NY Yankees minor leaguer and former Winnisquam High School standout Jordan Cote will be on hand to sign anything you'd like from 6-8 p.m. for a donation to Cash-and-Cans.
Thursday 12/12: 5:30-10 a.m., Park-N-Go Market, Northfield; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T-Bones, Laconia; 2-5 p.m., Franklin Savings Bank, Upper Central Street Branch; 5-7 p.m., Ciao Pasta, Northfield.
Friday 12/13: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Franklin; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Benson Auto,m Franklin; 2-5 p.m., Grevior Furniture, Franklin; 5-7 p.m., Chrissy's Paw Spa, Franklin.
Donations can also be made through the mail. Please make checks payable to Cash-and-Cans and mail to Mix 94.1fm, PO Box 941, Franklin, NH 03235. Look for special events during Cash-and-Cans week online at www.mix941fm.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:32
LACONIA — With the holidays comes the spirit of giving and helping others. Irwin Automotive has teamed up with the Citizen newspaper to support the local community this holiday season. Both businesses will be helping the local food pantry in their mission to collect non-perishable food items for families in need. Help us fill up the pick-up at Irwin Automotive with food items for those less fortunate this season.
This food drive will run December 4 through December 23 and people can drop items off at the Irwin showroom located at 59 Bisson Ave in Laconia.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:27
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