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Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction Awards Grants Totaling $494,430 to 62 area nonprofits

Grants will be used by local nonprofit organizations to fund wide-ranging programs that support children and their families. These programs address needs that are vital to the wellbeing of children in our communities, including food and housing insecurity and related emergency assistance; after school programs, recreation, education and the arts; childcare and related family resources; and healthcare, including victim outreach and support and preventative health and wellness training.

Jaimie Sousa, GLRCA board chair, is very proud of this year’s Auction results. “2020 was such a difficult year for so many people in the Lakes Region. The GLRCA Distribution Committee found that the request for assistance was greater than ever, particularly for basic needs that so many of us take for granted – food, shelter, clothing, safety. Each year we ask our community to come together and help their friends and neighbors. We weren’t sure what to expect during the pandemic, but the generous people of the Lakes Region didn’t let us down. Thank you again to everyone who played their part to raise funds that make a direct impact in the lives of local children.”

Due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, there was no check distribution ceremony this year. Instead, each nonprofit organization received personalized award letters informing them of their grant amount.

The next round of GLRCA grant applications will begin in the third quarter of 2021. For more information about the GLRCA application and funding process, visit our website.

Many thanks to the hundreds of community members, sponsors and local businesses who donated and bid on items, volunteered their time and effort and participated in various fundraising activities, including the It’s for The Kids Community Challenge. We couldn’t have done it without you. You are all #ChildrensAuctionChampions!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction! Plans are underway to celebrate four decades of helping nonprofits support our local children and families in need. Want to learn more about the Auction and how you can help?

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About the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction:

The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction is an annual event held every December in central New Hampshire. Countless volunteers and donors have turned the Auction and its many fundraising events, including the It’s for The Kids Community Challenge, into a major annual campaign. In the 40 years that the community has come together for the Auction, more than $7 million has been raised for local charities, all through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate sponsorship. The Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps community organizations in the Central New Hampshire region. For more information about the Auction, the nonprofits it supports and how you can help, visit


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