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Letters to the Editor

December 12, 2013

Keep Our Children Warm

Keep our Children Warm

As we celebrate the holiday season, please consider those who may be less fortunate. The Chamber Children’s Fund, now in its 25th season, has assisted thousands of area children by providing their families with vouchers which can be redeemed at area stores for warm clothing and bedding. Since inception, the fund has raised and distributed over $700,000 to area children!

This year alone we have provided $53, 020 to 224 families helping 496 children which is a 17% increase over the #of children we helped last year. In addition we will be providing several thousand more dollars in mini grants up to $500 to area school nurses to assist children we may have missed who are in need of necessities. All of the money is raised and distributed locally through generous donations, various fundraisers such as Kandlepins for Kids, Festival of Trees, and our school campaigns called “Kids Helping Kids”.

How can you help? You can mail a tax deductible donation to Exeter Area Charitable Foundation (EACF) PO Box 278, Exeter, NH 03833-0278. Sometimes, it really does take a village to keep a child warm. Thank you so much for your continued support; it really does make a difference.

Karen Drapaniotis

Chamber Children’s Fund

Exeter

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