To The Daily Sun,
The Board of Directors of the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region would like to take a moment to thank a few people who have donated their time and monetary contributions to our program in the recent months.
We would first like to thank Krista Marrs for her donation to our program from her participation in the Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars event. Her donation will help us fund camperships for students this summer.
Secondly, we wish to thank the Citizen Publishing Company for its donation from their recent used book sale. A very special thank you to the Fusion group who held their annual Bowl-A-Thon at Funspot to benefit our program. This is an amazing group of young professionals in the Lakes Region that are committed to making this community one that young people will want to live and work in.
Belknap County employees, in collaboration with Bank of New Hampshire employees and Laconia School District employees also donated over 150 new and gently used winter coats to our program and, with the amazing generosity of Erica Swenson, owner of Sanitary Dry Cleaners, all coats were cleaned for free and ready to be distributed to our families this upcoming winter. We are fortunate to live in a community who always steps up to help programs such as ours to provide for the needs of our residents and children.
During the holiday season in 2013-14 the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region served well over 475 children who received coats, boots, hats, snow pants and mittens. Due to the numbers of children, we were unable to supply boots and snowpants to middle and high school students, and concentrated on elementary-aged children for these items.
Also, during the year the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region provides camperships to Camp Spaulding, PICK, Paul Hogan Shooters Gold basketball camp, Partners in Health, Scout camp, Frates Dance Studio, East Athletic Cheer Gym, Laconia Youth Football and Beyond the Belt, just to name a few.
The Santa Fund of the Lakes Region's mission is to provide winter outerwear and enrichment activities to support the healthy development of children. Our board feels that the work we do for the youth and families in the Lakes Region directly affects their future lives and our hope is that they will become good citizens of this area and give back in a positive manner.
The Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region is committed to providing charitable and financial assistance to the needy and underprivileged members of the New Hampshire Lakes Region community and its surrounding areas during the holiday season and throughout the year.
We would invite you to check out our website at http://santafund.weebly.com/ as well as our site at Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region.
Members of the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region Board of Directors are: Kim Lacasse, Andrea Condodemetraky, Kathy Crane, Jim Carroll, Paul Charlton, Chris Guilmett, Chris McCarthy, Dennis Phelps, Brian Winslow, Jamie Caldwell, Lisa Cornish, and Janet Brough
Kim Lacasse & Janet Brough
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region