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The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation announced this week that it raised more than $100,000 for charitable causes earlier this month at its 29th annual Holiday Gala.
The event, held at the Mohegan Sun's Uncas Ballroom, featured a silent auction and door prizes. The $109,555 raised during the event will be given to non-profit groups that serve children after a panel reviews applications for funding.
To apply for funding, go to www.chamberect.com/foundation. Deadline for submission is Feb. 8.
In the previous decade, the Chamber Foundation had raised more than $750,000 for local groups dedicated to serving the needs of children.