Happy Holidays from Green Mountain United Way!

 



We wish you the best this holiday season and want to thank you for your support and investment in our communities over the past year.

 

Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year to you and yours!

Tawnya, Carrie, Pam, Laurie, Nelson and Wanda    

Time is running out to give a tax-deductible donation in 2016! You have until December 31st to make your tax-deductible gift to Green Mountain United Way to
make an impact on your community in
Education, Financial Stability or Health in 2017!
Join us in this great work and LIVE UNITED by donating today!

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Phone: 802-613-3989

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Give the Gift of Time!



 

It’s the season of giving and we’ve got lots of ways for you to help your neighbors this season! We’ve been receiving new posts on our Volunteer Network  every day! Use your gift of time to help:

The gift of time is one that keeps on giving!

Now is also the best time for your end of year gift! You can help to grow the unique web of programs, systems, and partnerships that support success in our entire community with your end-of-year gift now! Donate through our secure online donation form.

We wish you the best of seasons and a joyous New Year!

In gratitude,

Tawnya, Carrie, Pam, Laurie, Nelson and Wanda

For Our Nonprofit Partners 
We have over 30 volunteer opportunities in our region right now, but we know that there are so many more. Don’t hesitate to share our Volunteer Opportunity Listing link with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues by simply forwarding this email to them. We work to share these opportunities with our partners, friends and neighbors to help find volunteers for your organization, year round!

Tatum’s Totes Newport Area Backpack Drive a Big Success!

In October and November, Newport area businesses Karen Ward – Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Community National Bank came together to hold a backpack drive to support foster children in transition to emergency foster care….read more

 

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Newport Businesses Help Local Foster Children with Tatum’s Totes with Backpack Drive

Newport, Vermont – December 8, 2016 – Newport’s business community came together in a huge way to support our region’s foster children. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Karen Ward, who is also Green Mountain United Way’s 2016-17 Campaign Chairperson, and Community National Bank’s regional office and branches held item drives for Green Mountain United Way’s Tatum’s Totes partnership with DCF offices throughout October and November collecting items for Green Mountain United Way’s Tatum’s Totes backpacks. GMUW’s Tatum’s Totes program provides backpacks filled with items for children transition into emergency foster custody with Vermont Department for Children and Families in the Barre and Newport regions of Green Mountain United Way’s service area.

Items donated through this backpack drive include toys, blankets, socks, diaper bags, backpack, water bottles, books and hygiene items like hair brushes and tooth brushes, as well as school supplies. These items will be used throughout the year to pack backpacks for children of all ages as they transition into their new homes.

“Every day children enter foster care with absolutely nothing or little to nothing. These children deserve more than that. The plan is to help make this transition as easy as possible for them. Backpack drives like this do so much to help us continue this amazing program for the children and families in our Barre and Newport DCF regions,” says Pam Bailey, Director of Operations at Green Mountain United Way who coordinates the Tatum’s Totes programs in Barre and Newport.

Over 70 new items were donated through this backpack drive.

For an updated list of items that our Tatum’s Totes program currently needs, please see our regularly updated list.

Green Mountain United Way’s Tatum’s Totes program is a partnership between Green Mountain United Way and Tatum’s Totes 501(c)3 organization in Rutland.

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