Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction
Our mission is to engage the community to financially support children in need with a vision to ensure that every child is empowered to succeed and positively impact a thriving Greater Lakes Region community.
The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction is an annual event held every December in central New Hampshire. The fundraiser made $2,100 in its first year and has come a long way with the help of countless volunteers and donors who have helped turn it into a major campaign on an annual basis. Over the 38 years that the community has come together, over $6 million dollars has been raised for local charities, all through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate sponsorships.
Local companies support the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction by providing cash donations, sponsorships, and staff, allowing employees to serve the community at the event during what would normally be work hours. Hannaford, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, MB Tractor, Bank of NH, Lakes 101.5, Atlantic Broadband, LRPA TV, Meredith Village Savings Bank, The Xavier Group, and many other organizations contribute their priceless support.
The Auction is entirely volunteer run, with over 700 hundred volunteers and a range of donated auction items from the community. The Auction buzzes with activity as phone bank workers cheer at over-bids, children dance and workers fly around the room. Items at the auction range from gift certificates to local businesses, sports collectibles, concert and sport tickets, autographed memorabilia, furniture, vacations, home décor, children's toys, & more.