Children’s Auction Receives $30,000 Award from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Funds to be received over three years; in 2022, grant money will be spent on technology upgrades

LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction has received a $30,000, three-year grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). The funds—$10,000 each year for three years—will help the organization upgrade its technology and increase its ability to raise more funds for kids in need.

“We are so thrilled,” said Children’s Auction Executive Director Jennifer Kelley, noting this year’s allotment will be used for an IT upgrade. “The improvements will allow us to invest in technology and equipment that will deliver a better auction experience as well as allow us to create an online grant process that is more streamlined for our nonprofits.

Kelley added, “We are very grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its donors for its generosity and for selecting the Auction as a grant recipient. It’s our mission to help further the work of area nonprofits that support children and families, and this gift will make it easier for us to raise funds while streamlining the grant application process for more than 70 nonprofits.”

The award was made possible by gifts from the Annalee Davis Thorndike Fund, Rogers Family Trust Fund, and the Thomas S. Gale Fund.

For more information on the Auction, please visit

About the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction is a charitable event held every December in central New Hampshire. Countless volunteers and donors have turned the auction and its many fundraising events, including the 2021 Challenge, into a major annual campaign. In the 40 years that the community has come together for the auction, an impressive $7.5 million has been awarded to local nonprofit organizations, 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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