The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently raised $60,000 in support of animal rescue and therapy organizations in New Hampshire through its “Allies for Animals” raffle. NHLC’s first-ever scotch whiskey raffle featured an exclusive array of nearly 35 products, with the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the collection totaling well over $10,000. Profits from the Allies for Animals raffle benefitted The Animal Rescue League of NH, Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter, and Back in The Saddle Equine Therapy Center, who collectively support thousands of animals and their owners each year. The prize package was awarded to Kathrine Lacey of Meredith, New Hampshire.
“The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is proud to continually support local charities that perform such admirable and impactful work for our community,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “Each one of these organizations provides individuals with the unique opportunity to gain new and lasting relationships with animals and we are thankful for the opportunity to leverage our vast selection of exclusive products to support those in need. We are extremely thankful to everyone who participated in the Allies for Animals raffle and congratulate Kathrine on winning this incredible prize package.”
Kathrine Lacey, who resides with her partner Kevin in Meredith, New Hampshire, was awarded the one-of-a-kind prize package consisting of rare scotch whisky, including Macallan 25-Year-Old, Balvenie 25-Year-Old Single Barrel, Johnnie Walker King George V and Orphan Barrel Muckety Muck 26-Year-Old. Kathrine was also offered mileage reimbursement and luxury hotel accommodations for two nights in New Hampshire, as well as $200 gift card for dining.
“I am so surprised and honored to have won this incredible collection of scotch whiskies,” said Kathrine Lacey. “I have always been a scotch whisky fan, so winning these bottles that many people would spend a lifetime trying to collect is incredible, and the fact that it benefits such a great cause makes it even better!”
Each charity supported through the Allies for Animals raffle works to support relationships between animals and community members. The Animal Rescue League of NH, founded in 1902, is a non-profit organization that successfully helps more than 2,200 suffering dogs, cats, and other small animals each year. The Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter takes in homeless, abused, and abandoned animals in the city of Manchester and provides shelter and medical care for them. Additionally, the Back in The Saddle Equine Therapy Center provides equine therapy services and riding programs to children and adults with a variety of physical, emotional, and developmental challenges.
The Allies for Animals raffle gave New Hampshire community members an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on animals in need. Through this raffle, each organization was granted $20,000 each, providing them with the necessary tools to protect animals and keep them from being abandoned or mistreated.
“The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is so grateful to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission for choosing us as a beneficiary of the 2023 Allies For Animals raffle,” said Marianne Jones, CEO, The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. “As a 501c3 non-profit, we are reliant upon the generosity of donors to continue our mission and provide programs that help over 2,000 pets and the people who care for them each year. The proceeds from the Allies For Animals raffle make a life-changing difference for the animals. We can’t thank the New Hampshire Liquor Commission enough for their continued support!”
In addition to The Animal Rescue League of NH, The Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter, and The Saddle Equine Therapy Center, NHLC has worked with suppliers and brokers over the past eight years to raise more than $3.6 million for nonprofit organizations making an impact in New Hampshire and beyond. This includes Crotched Mountain Foundation, New Hampshire Food Bank, Easterseals New Hampshire, Best Buddies New Hampshire, Homes for Our Troops, Operation Care for Troops, Toys for Tots, Granite United Way, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association.
About the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) operates 65 NH Liquor & Wine Outlet locations throughout the Granite State, providing more than 12 million annual customers with the widest selection of name brand wines and spirits at great prices and no taxes. NHLC has received numerous accolades, including being named the “Best state in the country for wine drinkers” by The Washington Post and “One of the best places in the country to find rare spirits” by Serious Eats. New Hampshire is one of 17 states where the government controls the sale of alcohol. NHLC has twice been named the “Nation’s top control state” by StateWays Magazine and its leadership has been recognized for “Transforming the control state model” by Market Watch Magazine. Since the first NH Liquor & Wine Outlet opened in 1934, more than $4 billion in net profits has been raised to fund programs including education, health and social services, transportation, natural resource protection, addiction treatment and prevention programs. NHLC contributed nearly $172.6 million in support of these programs in Fiscal Year 2022.
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