VSECU and The Drawing Board Support Foster Children with Back-to-School Drives

VSECU, the credit union for all Vermonters recently held a back-to-school drive to support children Vermont’s foster care system and donated over $800 worth of back-to-school supplies. Items included backpacks, notebooks, binders and paper, folders, pencils, and water bottles and were distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in partnership with the Department for Children and Families Barre and St. Johnsbury districts. This generous donation is part of VSECU’s commitment to give back to the local community.

“When I heard there was an opportunity to support children in foster care with something as simple as back-to-school supplies, I knew the team at VSECU could make a difference for these kids. Children in foster care can sometimes feel unseen and unheard by our community. Doing a drive like this gives us the chance to show these kids that their community does care deeply about them,” offered Ann Hodgdon, employee and back-to-school drive organizer at VSECU.

The Drawing Board, Montpelier’s local Art Supply and Framing Store, recently donated $1000 worth of art supplies to Green Mountain United Way. Items included markers, paints, sketch pads, origami kits, drawing pencils, and coloring books and will be distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in the Barre, St. Johnsbury, and Newport Department for Children and Families districts. This generous donation is part of The Drawing Board’s commitment to give back to the local community.

“Growing up, art was something that helped me discover who I was. I imagine that these children, like many of us, need an outlet for creativity and a positive way to express themselves. If we can help give these children an opportunity to have a creative break, to enjoy making their own art, or coloring a picture to help relieve the stress they are experiencing, I’m so happy to be a small part of that positive experience for these kids,” said Drawing Board owner Liz Walsh.

Tatum’s Totes is a program that provides backpacks to children transitioning into foster care. Tatum’s Totes was founded by Liz and Alex Grimes when they began fostering children after their son Tatum died of SIDS at 5 months old. They found an independent organization to honor Tatum’s memory and to serve children in their home area of Rutland County after they realized that many foster children enter their new homes with little more than a plastic shopping bag with a few personal items. Green Mountain United Way brought Tatum’s Totes to the Barre and Newport DCF districts in 2016 and took over coordination of the St. Johnsbury DCF region 2017. Children entering foster care are given a backpack of their own filled with age-appropriate, caring items including blankets, books, toys, toothbrushes, and other hygiene items, games, a water bottle, school supplies, and art supplies.

“VSECU & the Drawing Board both embody the Vermont ethic of taking care of the community that takes care of you,” said Carrie Stahler, Director of Community Engagement at Green Mountain United Way. “These items will help children in foster care be able to go back to school with the items they need and help foster families, who generously open their homes to children in the community. It is always our goal to show children in foster care that their community loves, supports, and values them. The support of companies like VSECU and The Drawing Board demonstrates that so clearly.”

In the past 12 months, Green Mountain United Way has supported over 74 children entering foster care. For a complete list of items to support Tatum’s Totes, go to www.gmunitedway.org/tatumstotes.

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Introducing our NEW Volunteer Connection!


We’ve just launched our new Volunteer Connection and are working harder than ever to connect volunteers with their passion to help our community!



Hello,

In the past few weeks we have launched our brand NEW Volunteer Connection platform through our website! Check it out to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities in our communities and find a way to give back that engages your passion and helps your community! There are tons of incredible ways to help, so take a look at our nonprofit partners, the new opportunities, and some of the incredible events that these organizations put on to help them accomplish their mission! This is the best and easiest way to be part of the change that makes our communities thrive!
And, TODAY is Vermont Gives Day! This is the perfect time to support us or your favorite Vermont nonprofit organizations. Check out more about VT Gives Day or donate now

In gratitude,
Carrie Stahler

Director of Funding and Program Development

Green Mountain United Way Updates & Events

 

United Way Day of Caring 2018 
Join us to help clean-up, paint, and landscape at Heaton Woods Senior Residence in Montpelier. There are just a few spots left – Learn more or Register for Day of Caring Now!
 

Congratulations to our NEW K.E.E.P. Financial Coaches!
On May 2 our second class of Financial Coaches completed Intro to Financial Coaching and they are now working with clients in the community. We congratulate each of them for their hard work and thank them for joining us to improve the financial stability of our communities! Read more…

 

Diaper Drive, Saturday, May 19 at The Family Center of Washington County

Did you know that 1 in 3 Vermont families struggle with diaper needs? Support families in the community by dropping off diapers between May 7 – 20.

  • Diaper drop-boxes can be found at Montpelier Shaw’s, Berlin Shaw’s, and at the Green Mountain Transit Office (6088 VT Route 12).
  • If you are unable to donate at these locations, consider a one-time or recurring donation on-line at: fcwcvt.org/donate/
  • Stop by The Family Center of Washington County on Saturday, May 19 to drop off your diapers and enjoy the Family Flea Market!

Nonprofit Partners: Join us for our Quarterly Volunter Coordinator Meeting on Wednesday, May 23 in Barre – RSVP Now!

We are holding a series of quarterly meetings to help share best practices for volunteerism, resources, and encourage networking among volunteer coordinators in our communities. Meetings will alternate between Central VT and the Northeast Kingdom. Please RSVP if you are able to attend.

Community Updates

 

14th Annual Golf Classic
Registration Now Open!

Come golf with us at the Barre Country Club on Friday, August 24 from 10:00am – 5:00 pm. Registration includes cart, meal, and greens fees! Register Now!
Or, consider sponsoring and get complimentary registrations with certain sponsorship levels!

 

Vermont Gives Day 2018 is May 17
All Day TODAY, until midnight tonight, you can support your favorite nonprofit organizations as part of Vermont Gives. Green Mountain United Way is hoping to raise $1000 for our K.E.E.P. Financial Coaching Program to help more families get financial knowledge and support they need to thrive! Learn more about VT Gives here or donate now!

Upcoming Courses for Financial Coaches

 

Advanced Financial Coaching

June 7, 2018 from 8am – 4pm at Capstone Community Action. Find the details and Register now.

Please NOTE – This Course is open to current FINANCIAL COACHES ONLY. If you have not yet taken Intro to Financial Coaching you will not be able to attend this course.

 

Debt Management &
Credit as an Asset

June 19, 2018 from 9am – 4pm at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Find the details and Register now.

Please NOTE – This Course is open to current FINANCIAL COACHES ONLY. If you have not yet taken Intro to Financial Coaching you will not be able to attend this course.

The Community Campaign closes in June, help us hit our goal of $500,000!
We are so close and need your help to make our goal! Help those in your community and make a lasting impact in health, education, and financial stability!

 

Copyright © 2018 Green Mountain United Way, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:

Green Mountain United Way

73 Main Street, #33

Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone: 802-613-3989


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January Volunteer of the Month: Making a Difference for Parents in Central Vermont

By Chelsea Catherine, Green Mountain United Way volunteer

Sheila McLean, United Way’s Volunteer of the Month, is a woman who radiates warmth and kindness. It’s clear from the moment I meet her, seated at a table in a restaurant in downtown Montpelier, that the welcoming presence she emits is part of what makes her an excellent volunteer. Sheila volunteers for Good Beginnings of Central VT, which provides free resources and support for expectant parents and families with new babies.

Since 2012, Sheila has volunteered with the program for two to three hours once a week, visiting the homes of new parents and assisting them with a variety of tasks. Most often, Sheila helps take care of the newborn while the new mom catches up on household tasks, takes a nap, or allows herself a brief break to relax. Sometimes she reads or plays with an older sibling, so the new mom can focus on her infant. Her volunteer work constantly changes to fit the needs of her clients. Her support even helped one new mom complete her school work at the local community college, enabling her to graduate! For some moms, the hours Sheila provides are the only respite they get throughout the week.

Working with infants comes naturally to Sheila. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Sheila became an RN at a diploma school in Montreal, where she worked side by side with doctors and nurses every day. After moving to Vermont with her husband, she began a twenty-five-year stint on staff at the Women and Children’s Unit at CVMC. For the past five years, she’s worked per diem. This is when she began volunteering, spending time at the Benefit Shop in Barre, and with a knitting group at the hospital where she makes prayer shawls to help comfort terminal patients and their families.

Sheila loves the work she does with Good Beginnings, and it’s clear from the excitement in her voice that the work is deeply rewarding to her. She says the biggest thing she’s learned from volunteering there with Good Beginnings is how hard some new moms have to work to make ends meet. “It was a wake-up call,” she says. She realized how much she has to be thankful for, and how many people really struggle in Central Vermont.

Part of her longevity as a volunteer comes from the amazing support she gets from the staff at Good Beginnings. Along with praise and consistent encouragement from the program coordinator, Good Beginnings also holds monthly “purple coffee hours” where volunteers can sit down and talk about the challenges and successes they’ve faced, while seeking advice from each other and staff. Sheila also receives lots of reinforcement from the moms. “I know after two hours, I’ve made a real difference in that mom’s life.” Truly, having support from a trained professional after having a new baby can mean a world of difference.

Good Beginnings commits to helping families at many levels. With a mission to, “bring community to families and their babies,” the organization provides any families expecting an infant with much needed respite service. Their primary Postpartum Angel service matches families with community volunteers who provide respite, companionship, and community connections during the postpartum period. Other Good Beginnings services include free early parenting workshops, a parent drop-in space with peer support groups, reduced-price baby carriers, and baby wearing support for new parents, a financial assistance fund for families in crisis, and the In Loving Arms cuddling program for vulnerable newborns at the UVM Health Network-CVMC Campus.

The medical profession runs in Sheila’s family. One of her daughters is a nurse and the other is a physical therapist. She says her years working as a nurse have greatly informed her volunteer work. She was even introduced to the Good Beginnings program by the founder and President of the program while at the hospital!

With over twenty percent of children being born to single mothers, the work of Good Beginnings volunteers is crucial to providing mothers with the support they need through the first twelve weeks of their children’s lives. Green Mountain United Way is proud to support the work of Good Beginnings and is incredibly proud to name Sheila as their Volunteer of the Month this January.

For more information on the work of Good Beginnings of Central Vermont visit http://www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org/ and to find out more about the work Green Mountain Untied way supports in the community, visit  http://www.gmunitedway.org/.

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Big Shots for Little Shots – September 23rd

Hello!

 

OUR House of Central VT, INC is getting ready for our fall fundraiser on Saturday, September 23rd.

 

This will be a clay pigeon tournament, “Big Shots for Little Shots” (teams of 5, $50 per person) AND the day will have lot’s of other fun activities to offer too!

 

We will have the Washington County Sheriffs there to help us fingerprint children, register them with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children AND they will all leave with a new photo ID which will have the information on it that their parents choose at the low cost of $10 per ID card.

 

Barre Town Police Department will be doing a K-9 demo for us a 1 p.m.

 

Our VT Wardens will be there to spread knowledge and go out on a wilderness treasure hunt with the kids, which will start at 11 and run very hour on the hour as children arrive.

 

BUMP from Thunder Road will be there for the day and will be accompanying kids through the treasure hunt.

 

The Melted Cheesiere will be there with yummy food all day, breakfast and lunch!

 

Use the sign up below to secure your spot!

 

Feel free to download the event flyer HERE.

We look forward to seeing you and enjoying the day together. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me!

 

 

Rebecca L. Duranleau
Executive Director ~ Forensic Interviewer
O.U.R House of Central Vermont
38 Summer St, Barre VT 05641
 
To learn more about OUR House – 

 

To report child abuse or neglect: 1-800-649-5285 

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September is National Preparedness Month

Vermont 2-1-1


Emergency Housing in Vermont


Through a partnership with the State of Vermont’s Economic Services Division, Vermont 2-1-1 administers the After Hours Emergency Housing Program beginning at 4:30pm weekdays, throughout weekends and on state/federal holidays. Housing in Vermont has reached a critical need.

Vermont 2-1-1 Information and Referral (I&R) Specialists responded to 125 calls regarding housing needs. I&R specialists provide needs assessment, problem-solving support, and information and referrals to a wide range of services to each caller. Review Vermont 2-1-1’s Emergency Housing Report for July here.

Vermont 2-1-1 Monthly Contact Statistics

A message from the Director, MaryEllen Mendl


Vermont 2-1-1 responded to 1,901 contacts during the month of July, a total that is, like the June total, reflective of the financial relief that our few short months of summer offer.  Many Vermonters allow themselves a brief respite from those worrisome thoughts about the impending cold season and the added stressors it will inevitably bring.

The Basic Needs category contact volume this month shows a slight increase over June’s contact volume for this category. This reminds us that there are many Vermonters who are struggling to meet their basic needs throughout the year, particularly housing and utility related needs.

In July, the sub-category Temporary Financial Assistance hit a calendar year high with a 28% increase over June.  At Vermont 2-1-1, Contact Specialists do their best to connect Vermonters to resources to supplement their incomes by referring to both public assistance programs and to other local community assistance programs offered by non-profit organizations throughout the state.

A flurry of calls for Disaster Services in July is directly related to the flooding just prior to the Fourth of July holiday. Vermonters affected by the storms reported damages mostly to driveways and culverts but there were a few who weren’t so fortunate. Muck outs and debris removal efforts by Upper Valley Strong COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) and The Southern Baptist Disaster Services volunteers were greatly appreciated by those whose homes and yards were damaged by the flooding. The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund was activated to provide case management and financial help. Vermont did receive a Federal Declaration for public assistance after the storm, as roads were washed away from the storms.

Real emergency preparedness begins long before any hint of a disaster. It starts with people discussing scenarios and saying, “What if…” and then conceiving of response and recovery strategies and planning accordingly. Vermont 211 staff works with Vermont Emergency Management and VT VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) in continued efforts to educate, plan and practice for the real event.

Read Vermont 2-1-1’s monthly contact volume report here.


Vermont 2-1-1 Web Statistics


In addition to the contact statistics, the following data is from the 2-1-1 website and shows how the public used the database search engine during the month of July:

Top Services: Homeless Motel Vouchers (279 searches); Community Meals (171 searches); Clothing Donation Programs (141 searches);  Assistive Technology Equipment Loan (128 searches);
Household Goods Donation Programs (115 searches)

Top Agencies: Vermont Department for Children and Families – Economic Services Division; Salvation Army (Rutland); CVOEO; Wayward Wheels; Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont

Top Search by City: Hancock; Burlington; Lincoln; Rutland; Brattleboro

Total Site Visits: 4068

Unique (First-Time) Visitors: 1696


Local United Ways Kickoff Annual Campaigns


Each year we see United Way volunteers and staff put on their campaign hats and venture out to raise money for the organization. Your local United Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in your local communities by addressing critical human needs in the critical cornerstone areas of education, financial stability, and health. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, our local United Ways impact thousands of lives every year. These collaborative, community-based, community-led solutions advance the common good and strive to create a good quality of life for all. The United Way delivers the solutions needed to drive change, but the change starts with each of us. Together we are stronger!

As a program of the United Ways of Vermont, Vermont 2-1-1 asks you to join us in living united! Your contributions will be working year-round building a brighter future for our children, enriching the lives of our elderly, giving hope to those who are hurting, strengthening families, and so much more.

Please join us in helping to build a better future! Thank you.


September is National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month reminds us that during an emergency every minute counts and planning ahead can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe during a disaster.  This year’s theme of “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” emphasizes the safety and security benefits that development of emergency preparedness plans provide. There are key steps that every Vermont household can take to be better prepared for the different types of disasters and emergencies that can happen in their communities.

Vermont 2-1-1, in partnership with Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont Department of Health, and the American Red Cross – New Hampshire/Vermont Region, provides information about disaster preparedness planning. Emergency preparedness information is always available on our website. A quick search using the three terms listed below will provide the information and guidance that any Vermonter would need to create a disaster plan.

In Vermont there are two particularly important preparedness tools to be aware of that are offered to Vermonters free of charge.

The first, designed to assist individuals with special needs for assistance during a disaster, is the Citizen Assistance Registry in case of an Emergency (CARE). Vermont 211 and E-911 are working together to identify Vermont residents who would require special assistance in an emergency.  For additional information about this program and/or to download a CARE registration form, visit http://e911.vermont.gov/care or go to this page, which also includes a table of emergency resources with links. Clicking the image below will also link you directly to the registration form.

The second, designed to provide all Vermonters with emergency notifications, is Vermont Alert (VTAlert). Vermont Alert is the state system designed to keep Vermonters informed about emergency situations, weather alerts, or road information – among other details that could affect everyday life.  Users select what information they wish to receive, how they receive that information – email, text, phone call, etc. – and for what areas the alerts pertain.  VT Alert is a free service, and it only takes a few minutes to sign up for an account. Visit www.vtalert.gov to sign up.

Additional disaster preparedness/planning links:


Understanding the Diaper Gap


The diaper gap, or diaper need, is about not having enough clean diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy. Many families fall into the diaper gap in the US and Vermont families are no exception. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 moms in the US reports suffering from diaper need. Diapers are a basic need, like food and shelter. Not having clean diapers impacts the physical well-being of children and the mental and economical well-being of their parents and caregivers.

Here are some facts about the diaper gap:

Children in poor or low-income households are at the greatest risk.

  • 5.3 million children in the US aged 3 or younger live in families that are poor or low-income.
  • Diapers cannot be obtained with benefit programs such as food stamps (3 Squares in Vermont) or WIC benefits
  • Medicaid or Dr Dynasaur (Vermont’s Medicaid program for children) does not cover the cost of diapers.
  • There are no state or federal “safety net” programs that allocate money specifically for the purchase of diapers.
  • In Vermont, diaper assistance is sometimes provided by food banks and social service agencies. However, they often have limited ability to help with diapers and families often have to qualify for their other services to be eligible to receive diaper assistance.

Not having enough clean diapers poses a health risk. 

  • When families don’t have enough clean diapers, babies remain in soiled ones longer or diapers are reused. This can lead to infections and other serious health issues.

Diapers are expensive.

  • Diapers can cost $70-$80 per month because on average infants need 6 to 12 diapers per day, toddlers may need up to 8 per day.
  • In 2016, the maximum Reach Up benefit for a Vermont household of 1 parent and 2 children was $640. This is the only federal assistance program that can be used to purchase diapers.  It also has to cover other household expenses such as heat, rent, electricity, clothing, transportation and other basic needs.
  • Families without transportation have to buy diapers at smaller convenience stores rather than bulk-buying at “box stores” (such as Costco or Walmart). This causes low-income families to spend twice as much on diapers.

Most child care centers require parents to provide at least 1 day’s worth of disposable diapers.

  • Nationally, 31% of families that are low-income have at least one parent who works full time. Parents count on child care to be able to go to work or attend school. Without diapers, a child cannot attend and the parent cannot go to work.
  • Not working can disqualify a family from child care subsidy programs that not only help parents stay in the work force, but help a child stay in early education programs, which is a key foundation to our children’s learning and development.
  • Cloth diapers are less expensive than disposable ones, but the majority of child care centers do not accept cloth diapers.

Diaper banks are programs that specifically provide diapers to families in need. There are over 300 diaper banks across the country. Vermont has only one diaper bank with a limited service area. To learn more about the diaper gap and how you can help Vermont families facing diaper need, visit the National Diaper Bank Network.

 

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United Way Offers 5 Tips for Back to School Success

This is taken from the United Way Worldwide Blog and originally written & posted by Southerlyn Reisig on

United Way Offers 5 Tips for Back to School Success

Earlier sunsets, cooler mornings, and singing cicadas are the telltale clues that the back to school season is just around the corner. United Way believes every child deserves a strong start in life and provides the following tips to help ensure a smooth transition back to school:

  1. School Forms – Check in with your child’s school to see which forms need to be filled out, and returned. Health forms may need to be signed by doctors, emergency contact information should be updated, school lunch preferences – noting any allergies – are necessary details that schools need to ensure the health and safety of your child.
  2. School Clothes – Chances are that your child grew over the summer. Check to see which clothes still fit and what needs to be replaced. Many stores will have back to school sales or tax free weeks. If your child wears a uniform, check with the school to see if they have planned a uniform swap. That is a great, low cost way to secure clothes that fit.
  3. School Supplies – These lists seem to get longer every year, but be sure to check your school’s website to see the school supply list and make sure that you have everything your child needs to be successful. Try to let your child pick out their supplies. This can help them feel a sense of control and reduce back to school anxiety.
  4. Early to Bed – Start reigning in the later summertime bedtimes, and get the nighttime routine back on track and started a little earlier. School age children should be getting about ten hours of sleep a night to optimize concentration during the school day.
  5. Soothe Your Child – Back to school jitters are a real thing and can be overwhelming. Meeting new teachers, getting reacquainted with classmates and meeting new friends – all while adjusting to a new school routine and expanded expectations of school performance – is a lot to handle. Your gentle words of encouragement can ease the stress of back to school for your child.

United Way believes that communities are successful when all members – especially our school age children – are optimizing their potential and set up for success. Learn more about our work towards early childhood success at: http://www.unitedway.org/about/leadership/ayeola-fortune  

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Powering Up: How to Create Change Through Legislation

 

SAVE THE DATE!  September 11th

 

SAVE THE DATE- September 11, 2017

Powering Up: How to Create Change through Legislation
A day-long, peer organized, statewide conference

 

Location:    Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Montpelier, VT

Time:          8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Cost:          Free with lunch and snacks provided

Organized By:

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
                Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
                Vermont Recovery Network

Who Should Attend:

People in recovery from substance use; young adults and families experiencing social, emotional or behavioral challenges; and consumers, ex-patients, psychiatric survivors, and folks the world has labeled “mentally ill.”

Format:

Panel presentations, keynote address, workshop, and breakout skill-building groups designed to increase knowledge of the legislative process, increase our collective power, and build stronger advocacy skills.
More Info: Contact Logan Selkirk at lselkirk@vffcmh.org

 

 

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Mental Health Always Matters Children’s PSA Mental Health Always Matters Family PSA I Am the World
Diversity Rocks
STAY CONNECTED:
Vermont Federation of Families, PO Box 1577, Williston, VT 05495

 

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Celebrate Giving!

 

Spring is here, so are new training opportunities, events, and reasons to support Green Mountain United Way’s Annual Community Campaign!



 

Today’s the Day! Join us for Vermont Gives. 

The Second Annual Vermont Gives statewide Day of Giving is finally here! Last year’s #VTGives raised more than $83,000 for over 209 nonprofits statewide and we’re planning to beat that in 2017! 

If you appreciate the impact made by Green Mountain United Way and other Vermont non-profits do for the world, consider donating! Today’s event is a 24-hour online fundraiser designed to build community, raise awareness about Vermont’s nonprofit sector, and inspire giving throughout the state. Supporting organizations which do work you care about is more important than ever in these changing times, so pick one, or two, or three organizations that you believe in, donate, and help spread the word!

Your donation to Green Mountain United Way makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability.

Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Events Need Your Help!
More Ways to Help Your Community:

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Phone: 802-613-3989


 

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YOUR Community Needs YOU

Upon pondering the effectiveness of the work we did last week within our community at the Family Center of Washington County and the Good Samaritan Haven, I now feel elated and excited by the volunteerism that accomplished this, but true belief in our fellow man/woman that we truly DO make a difference.

Hey, the proof is in the pudding!

So, I’m thinking that we all can be more effective if we just take the next step…

What is that you might say?

Consider our initiatives:

  • Education (early learning)
  • Income (financial stability)
  • Health (healthy living)
  • Basic Needs are being met

United Way World Wide shows us what’s important and viewed all around us in their 20 second video:

No matter the area or location, we all have seen or know someone who falls within any category of need.  Even one day, we ourselves might be in need of specific services.

Guess what?  Your local Green Mountain United Way can help…and YOU can help your local United Way by taking that next step by helping others through volunteerism.

Check out our Volunteer page and find the thing that you might be interested in doing to help out!

Whether you are looking for volunteers or simply want to volunteer yourself, you can browse these opportunities HERE.  You can also feel free to contact us at info@gmunitedway.org or call our Central Office at 802-613-3989.

You’ll be glad you did and feel free to send us feedback on your experiences!

We can accomplish so much together.

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