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No amount donated to the Lakes Region Santa Fund is too small

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To The Daily Sun,
The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region was established in 1973 to provide charitable assistance to the Lakes Region children during the holiday season and throughout the year. We will begin our winter outerwear distribution on November 6. We have partnered with Salvation Army, St. Vincent Children's Foundation and local schools and police departments to assist families in the Lakes Region with their holiday needs. The need this year appears to us to be much greater than in past years and with the cold weather already on the way we are anxious to get this done. We rely on cash donations to purchase these items and do most of our shopping in the off season locally in order to get the best deals possible for our money and support local businesses.

Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to form a partnership with Al Miltner and Bootleggers to purchase high quality children's winter boots at a great discount. We are concerned that we may not have enough boots this year, even with what we had purchased from Bootleggers and have reached out to Bootleggers who have responded most generously and donated $500 towards the purchase of more boots. In addition they have also offered discounts to us when these funds are expended. This is an example of collaboration with local vendors and the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes and our mission of spending our donated funds locally, as much as possible.

We would like to personally thank Al Miltner and Bootleggers for helping keep the children of the Lakes Region warm this winter.
If you would like to help keep our children warm this winter please send your donation to: Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454, Laconia, NH, 03247. No amount is too small and together we can make sure the children of the Lakes Region are taken care of. The Board of the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region thanks you for your thoughtfulness.
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region Board of Directors
Kim Lacasse
Janet Brough
Kathy Crane
Andrea Condodemetraky
Brian Winslow
Chris Guilmett
Chris McCarthy
Dennis Phelps
Paul Charlton
Jim Carroll
Jamie Caldwell
Lisa Cornish