LRMHC To Kick Off Annual Online Auction Fundraising

On Oct. 14, Lakes Region Mental Health Center will launch its 9th annual fundraising and mental health awareness online auction. “This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 to support mental health programs and services for the 4,000 Lakes Region residents we serve each year and those who need our services now more than ever,” said Ann Nichols, Director of Development & Public Relations. The auction offers more than 70 items to bid on including beautiful gift baskets, close-to-home vacations, artwork, items for golf enthusiasts, sports memorabilia, gift cards to local businesses and much more. “We are grateful for the support and generosity of our many donors and bidders. This event is not possible without our sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsor, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Silver Sponsors, Northeast Delta Dental and NAMI NH and our Bronze Sponsor, Kittell, Branagan & Sargent,” said Maggie Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer at Lakes Region Mental Health Center.

The auction opens at noon Oct. 14 and will run online 24/7 until Oct. 28 when it will close at noon.  Beginning Oct. 14, you can view the items, make a bid, make a cash donation, sign up for email updates or refer a friend, visit and click on the ONLINE AUCTION link. 

The Lakes Region Mental Health Center, designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties.  A private, non-profit corporation, LRMHC has two campuses, in Laconia and Plymouth that serves over 4,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. LRMHC provides Emergency Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to anyone in the community experiencing a mental health crisis, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, LRMHC provides  individual, group and family therapy; mobile crisis teams in the event a tragic event occurs that impacts a community at large, psychiatry; nursing; community support programs for people with severe and persistent mental illness; care management; community-based supports; housing; supported employment; substance use disorder treatment; and specialty services and evidence-based practices for children and their families, including trauma-focused therapy, art therapy and play therapy.  Child Impact seminars are offered in Laconia and Plymouth for divorcing families.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at  Find the Lakes Region Mental Health Center on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information. 

Contact: Ann Nichols, Director of Development & Public Relations
Tel: 603-524-1100 ext. 445

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