Burlington, VT – In acknowledgement of the important role Vermont’s nonprofit sector plays in the state’s economy, Governor Phil Scott recently declared June 7 and June 8, 2017, the 2nd Annual “Vermont Gives Day of Giving.” Vermont Gives is a 24-hour fundraising event, created by Vermonters for Vermonters, to support local charities and causes, highlight the impact of nonprofits, and strengthen our local communities.
“Vermont Gives was established as a day to unite all of the people of Vermont in the celebration and reaffirmation of the spirit of philanthropy, raising both funds and awareness; and the day highlights how people can work together to share commitments, build stronger communities, and improve the quality of life for all residents”
Last year’s Day of Giving raised more than $83,000 for over 209 nonprofit organizations statewide representing a variety of communities and causes. Eligible nonprofits may register for this year’s Vermont Gives at www.vermontgives.org by June 2nd. “Together in celebration of nonprofits and philanthropy, communities will join together for 24 hours to raise as much money as they can to support the nonprofits that enrich our state while reaffirming the belief that anyone can help another person.”
Visit VermontGives.org and join us in supporting Vermont nonprofits! Vermont Gives is made possible with support from the Vermont Community Foundation and media partnership from Vermont Public Radio and Sison Broadcasting (95 TripleX and WVMT AM 620).
Vermont Gives is hosted by Common Good Vermont, the only statewide organization dedicated to providing advocacy, programs, and resources that support nonprofit organizational capacity building in Vermont. Common Good Vermont’s work is made possible by generous support from the Vermont Community Foundation, The A.D. Henderson Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, High Meadows Fund, National Life Group, and many more! Learn more at www.commongoodvt.org
FACEBOOK: Save the date: #VTGives is June 7 – June 8! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit. Visit www.vermontgives.org to find out more. @commongoodvt
TWITTER: A little can go a long way when we get together & give together 6/7-8 for #VTGives! www.vermontgives.org @commongoodvt