The Littleton Rotary Club has spent the last few months helping the communities it serves with donations, support of food drives and is now gearing up to include a fundraiser to further assist its community service efforts.

The Littleton based service club is announcing a special club fundraising event, “Feed the Need”, an online auction, scheduled from December 9 through the 20th. This auction of gift cards/gift certificates and special gift packages to a multitude of Littleton-area dining establishments will raise funds for the Club’s community outreach work.

Event chair Kathy Jablonski of Sugar Hill characterizes the auction as a “win-win-win” situation. “Rotarians and other community members derive satisfaction from donating gift cards/gift certificates to populate the auction. The funds raised help provide funds to vital community organizations and the auction will help generate business and income for local restaurants and other eateries dramatically impacted by COVID-19.” Jablonski said. She added, “The goal of this auction is to raise needed funds to give away to local charitable organizations while supporting our local business who have supported the club for years with donations to our fundraisers.” She went on to explain, “Our robust auction in the spring funds our Club’s scholarships program.“

Bidding will commence at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 9 and will close on December 20th at 5:00 p.m. The bidding website may be accessed at https://rotary7850forums.com/FeedTheNeed/ .

Community members can support the event by buying from the auction, donating gift cards/certificates or making cash donations. Cards or donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 785, Littleton, NH 03561. Checks should be made payable to “Littleton Rotary Club”.

For 45 years, the club’s very popular, but currently paused, LobsterFest event generated over $10,000 for Littleton Rotary to grant to a wide range of non-profits and social service agencies in the Club’s twelve town service area. Past fund recipients included: Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country; Boys & Girls Club of the North Country; Youth Movement 360; Ammonoosuc Community Health Services; Burch House; Bancroft House; Copper Cannon Camp & more.

In March, when the coronavirus pandemic began, the Littleton Rotary Club donated $5,000 to the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, for the benefit of the Littleton Area Senior Center, to help meet dramatically expanded demand for home-delivered meals and supplemental food resources for seniors.

For additional information, contact Kathy Jablonski (823-7022; kathyjinsugarhill@gmail.com ) or club vice president Bob Muh (444-5228; muhfamily@roadrunner.com )