Dining To Donate The United Way

I am pleased to invite you to attend Green Mountain United Way’s 1st Annual Central Vermont Dining To Donate The United Way fundraiser at Applebee’s Restaurant in Berlin, VT on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 between the hours of 4:00pm and 9:00pm.

I have attached the flyer which gives all information.

The owners of Applebee’s Berlin will generously donate to us 15% of the evening’s proceeds from meals and beverages.

It’s a great place to eat.  Join your family and friends at 213 Paine Turnpike N. in Berlin.

Don’t miss it.  Hope to see you there!

P.S.,

Please note that you MUST have the attached flyer printed out and with you to hand the server on the night of the event.

(Click on the image below and choose print)

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Please contact Timothy Barre for any questions at timothybarre@charter.net.

 

 

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LIVE UNITED News

Executive Director’s Message

Tawnya Kristen‘Today, we celebrate.’

Dear Friends-

On September 1, I celebrated my one-year anniversary at Green Mountain United Way.  Amazing how quickly this went and all that I have learned in such a short time.  Reflecting back on the first few weeks of feeling intimidated by all that was ahead and remembering my daily mantra of ‘just keep moving forward’, I simply smile.  In partnership with the GMUW staff of super heroes and guidance from a supportive Board, we are not only moving forward but achieving unimaginable leaps into areas that only seemed like distant possibilities one year ago.

Today, I celebrate how we are now helping working families and the economic stability of our community through our first Working Bridges program in St. Johnsbury.  I celebrate how we are a key partner in the Promise Community initiatives in both St. Johnsbury and Barre to further the early education preparedness of our children.  I celebrate the creation of a new financial literacy program that is based on a tremendous model at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.  I celebrate our effective work with the Agency of Human Services in helping staff heal and move forward after tragedy.  I celebrate our partnerships with both North Country Hospital and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital as we work on Collective Impact initiatives to find solutions to the issue of poverty and health needs in the Northeast Kingdom.   I celebrate the moments of discovering the power of giving of one’s time through Day of Action.  And I celebrate our ongoing work with Tatum’s Totes providing each child entering the foster care system with a bag filled with comfort items and love.

I celebrate the gift I have been provided in being able to lead an organization that has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together human service agencies, government, businesses, funders and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

And most of all, I celebrate you – our supporters and members of our community.  You are the heart of this agency and you are celebrated through each life for who we offer help and purpose.

Thank you as always for your support which allows us to create solutions in the areas of Education, Income and Health for all ages.  And thank you for a wonderful first year of understanding the true purpose of Living United.

Warmest regards,
Tawnya


Introducing our Campaign Chairperson

Karen WardGMUW is very happy to introduce Karen Ward as this year’s Campaign Chair.  Karen is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in the Newport area and has had extensive experience in the past volunteering for the United Way.  She loves working with women to help them achieve career goals and is passionate about helping others gain their long-term goals.  She strongly believes in the Collective Impact Model employed by GMUW and looks forward to introducing it with GMUW staff to local businesses over the next year.

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You Are Invited to our 6th Annual Thankful Thursday

LogoOn Thursday, Sept. 15, the owners of Juniper’s Restaurant at the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville are inviting you to have dinner at their establishment for the benefit of Green Mountain United Way.  They will generously donate to us 15% of the evening’s proceeds.

The Wildflower Inn is located at 2059 Darling Hill Road just outside of Lyndonville and provides wonderful food and spectacular scenery.  You don’t want to miss it.

Reservations are recommended, but not absolutely necessary, and can be made by calling 802-626-8310.  Call today and be a part of supporting the GMUW programs and initiatives.


UPS Golf Tournament Results

A small, but enthusiastic crowd gathered at the St. Johnsbury Country Club on Saturday, August 27 for the annual UPS Benefit Golf Classic for Green Mountain United Way.  It had been postponed from August 13 because of rain.  August 27 turned out to be a perfect summer day that raised approximately $4,000 for GMUW.

Prizes were awarded as follows:  the Randy Tullar Team for 1st Gross/Low Gross; the Sean Rolfe Team for 1st Net/Low Net; Phil Parson Team for 2nd Gross; Lucy Ouimet-Sayers Team for 2nd Net; and, James Moran Team for 3rd Net.  The “lucky” High Score prize went to the Walter Armstrong Team.  Read more…


More Donations for Tatum’s Totes

The donations of new clothes, toys, toiletries, blankets, school supplies and more keep coming in for our Tatum’s Totes Program for area foster kids.

The Westmore Church Ladies Group that we told you about a couple months ago have come through with two big boxes of essential items and a comment that more donations are forthcoming.  Two other individuals recently came in with stuffed animals, backpacks and boxes of baby items.  Read more…


Tip of the Month

Safety behind the wheel is this month’s message.

With the start of school, we all need to be extra conscious of children and youth walking on our streets and roads.  Drive defensively and be ready for possible emergencies, like someone darting out in front of you.

Slow down.  Put away that phone.  Don’t text and drive.  Don’t drink and drive.

Our kids are much too precious to be injured or killed.


Community Forums and Events

Sept. 12 & Sept. 19, 2016: FREE Personal Financial Management Two-Day Workshop
September 15, 2016: 6th Annual Thankful Thursday Dinner
September 20, 2016: GMUW Annual Campaign Kickoff
Sept. 26 – Oct. 7, 2016: Way To Go Challenge
October 2, 2016: 4th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
November 19, 2016: Green Mountain CrossFit Lift UP!  Weightlifting Competition. More details will be provided in a future issue of this e-news.

 

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More Donations for Tatum’s Totes

The donations of new clothes, toys, toiletries, blankets, school supplies and more keep coming in for our Tatum’s Totes Program for area foster kids.

The Westmore Church Ladies Group that we told you about a couple months ago have come through with two big boxes of essential items and a comment that more donations are forthcoming.  Two other individuals recently came in with stuffed animals, backpacks and boxes of baby items.

Each donor is struck with wanting to help these children who having to enter foster care making Tatum’s Totes such an important element of their well being.  Many thanks go out to all who contribute and recognize the need to make life better for these kids.

To see the full list of suggested items to donate, visit www.gmunitedway.org/blog/green-mountain-united-way-leads-tatums-totes-effort/ or call one of our offices in Montpelier at 802-613-3989, in Derby Line at 802-647-2148, or Beth, the Tatum’s Totes contact for Caledonia County at 802-735-8278.

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Introducing our Campaign Chairperson

karenwardGMUW is very happy to introduce Karen Ward as this year’s Campaign Chair.  Karen is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in the Newport area and has had extensive experience in the past volunteering for the United Way.  She loves working with women to help them achieve career goals and is passionate about helping others gain their long-term goals.  She strongly believes in the Collective Impact Model employed by GMUW and looks forward to introducing it with GMUW staff to local businesses over the next year.

“No one organization has the resources or the skills that are required to address the most pressing issues in our community today.  Whether it is opiate addiction, children living in poverty or access to health care, I believe community involvement through the Collective Impact Model is the key to unlocking the door to progress.  That is why I chose to join the GMUW Campaign this year.  I want to help mobilize those in our community, especially business leaders to participate in this model.  People working together can achieve more than they can if working separately,” states Ward.

You can meet Karen at our annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast on September 20 at The Steak House on the Barre-Montpelier Road.  She is a dynamic advocate for the United Way who you will want to meet and talk with.

The breakfast begins at 7:30 am and will include inspiring stories from people who have been directly impacted by the work of the local United Way, and feel the campaign enthusiasm of the near hundred people who usually attend.  You will also have the opportunity to hear about the new direction being taken by Green Mountain United Way for improved service to its people and communities.  Awards for excellence in last year’s campaign will also be presented.

Send your reservation today to Laurie Kelty at lkelty@gmunitedway.org or call the GMUW Montpelier office at 802-613-3989.

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