to raise funds to provide warm winter clothing and bedding to needy children in the 10 communities the Chamber serves. The Chamber Children's Foundation is a duly authorized 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Hampshire under the auspices of the Exeter Area Charitable Foundation.
Please consider supporting local children with warm clothes and bedding.
The fund, now over 25 years old, raises money year round through solicitation, donations and events such as the Festival of Trees, Kandlepins for Kids, and Scarecrows for Kids. The Funds are distributed to qualifying clients through the use of a voucher system. Those clients that are determined as a family in need by the local social service agencies working with the Foundation, redeem these vouchers at participating merchants as they would a gift certificate, to purchase clothing, outerwear or bedding for children up to 18 years of age.
Through the generosity of local businesses and individuals, the Foundation has assisted ore than 9,000 children with donations exceeding $830,000 since its inception. If you, your business or organization would like to make a tax deductible contribution or participate in a fund raising promotion, please contact the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at (603) 772-2411 or to donate on line click here.
You may also donate by sending a tax free donation to Exeter Area Charitable Foundation, PO Box 278, Exeter NH 03833-0278.
For some families, receiving a voucher from the Chamber Children's Fund means they will not have to choose between buying winter clothing or paying their heating bills.
The Chamber Children's Fund serves the following ten communities:
The Chamber Children's Fund works with the following agencies each year to determine families in need of assistance: