Fundraising events are an opportunity for HowardCenter to raise significant funds to support programs and to involve the community in fun events that also raise awareness about our agency. Our annual events include:
Each year in June, the agency hosts Big Night, an evening to share and celebrate stories of success from individuals we serve. In the past, our guests have enjoyed being at UVM's Davis Center and the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. This year's event will be at ECHO on Burlington's waterfront on Thursday, June 20. Funds raised from the evening will be used to support our HowardCenter client employment programs that provide dignity, financial resources, and healthy connections.
For more information, contact Deborah Shenk at DShenk@howardcenter.org or 488-6912.
In 2009, Erica Nestor, parent of a child served by HowardCenter Developmental Services, recognized the need for funds to pay for home accessibility modifications for families caring for children with disabilities. She started Zoe’s Race to raise funds and awareness. To date Zoe’s Race has funded significant improvements to the homes of eight families. For more information, go to zoesrace.com.
Started in 2010, the Curling Challenge has generated enthusiasm for the sport of curling and for the event itself. Each year, four-person teams compete for the top prizes. This is a fun event for the athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Visit our Photo Gallery for photos from the 2013 Curling Challenge. Chack back in the fall for information about the 2014 Challenge.
IEHA Golf Tournament
For 18 years the International Executive Housekeepers Association Vert Mont Chapter has held a golf tournament at Basin Harbor Club that benefits children’s programs at HowardCenter. Currently the tournament supports Outdoor Challenge at Child, Youth and Family Services. Through the years, over $100,000 has been raised to support programs.
For all of these events, our sponsors, supporters, participants, and volunteers are what make them successful. We are very grateful for the growing number of individuals and businesses who have taken the lead with strong financial support for our events.
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