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. This year we began our winter outerwear distribution in October. 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. We were overwhelmed with requests for outerwear.
We have been able to help more than 550 children this season. The need this year appeared to us to be much greater than in past years and with the cold weather on the way we were anxious to get this done. We rely on cash donations to purchase these items and do most of our shopping in the off season in order to get the best deals possible for our money.
We would like to thank the following people for their donations to help keep the children of the Lakes Region warm this winter: John and Teresa Larrere, Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society of Laconia, Brian Winslow, Laconia Youth Soccer League, Philip and Claire Bragg, The Citizen of Laconia, Thomas Dooley and Michele Angers, Linda Keith, Ready for Service Women's Group, Christine Gingerella, Jane Marett, Leon Smith, Christopher and Janelle McCarthy, The Insurance Outlet, The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation proceeds from Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars Hali Dearborn, and Jamie Caldwell.
Also, James Carroll, Lori Hale, Al Miltner and Bootleggers, Sanitary Dry Cleaners, Eddie Baeur Outlet (Tilton), Brooks Brothers Outlet (Tilton), Laconia Middle School Junior Honor Society, William Moore, Dawn and Michael Phelps, LRGH Nursery Guild, Diane Michelena, Norman and Gloria Lacasse, Lakes Region Rotary Club, Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co., Lisa Cornish, Barbara Harris, Victoria O'Hara, Lisa Green-Barber, Fusion NH, Taylor Community Employees, Theresa Mahoney, Phyllis Harding, Mix 94.1 Cash 'n Cans, Kim Lacasse, CJ Avery Cruise Nights, NH1 Children's Auction, Laconia Congregational Church Knitting Group, and Greg and Lauren Lemay.
If you would like to help keep our children warm this winter please send your donation to: Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, P.O. 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: Janet Brough, Jamie Caldwell, Jim Carroll, Paul Charlton, Andrea Condodemetraky, Courtney Coppi, Lisa Cornish, Cathy Crane, Chris Guilmett, Kim Lacasse, Chris McCarthy, Dennis Phelps, and Brian Winslow.
Kim Lacasse & Janet Brough, Co-Chairs
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region
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