This Match was Made in Elementary School
As a student at Champlain Valley Union High School, Amy dreamed of being able to attend college. Thanks to encouragement from her Community Friends mentor and a four-year scholarship from the Stiller Family Foundation, Amy will attend college this fall. Read her story, A Match Made in Elementary School.
Baird School Summer Lunch Site Up and Running
According to the Baird School Assistant Director, Bruce Audette, 50 lunches were served each day during the first week of the summer liunch program for children and youth. During the second week, several very enthusiastic children showed up early for the fun activities and lunch. The program will continue through August 23. For information, contact Bruce Audette at 488-6804. Read more about this great partnership in the article New This Summer.
Registration Open: Zoe's Race 2014
For the past two years, seven-year-old Ira has participated in Zoe's Race to help raise money for home modification projects for Howard Center clients. Last year, he raised more than $600 from online and door-to-door fundraising efforts, and he has already begun fundraising for this year. His reason for helping raise money for the Race is simple: "I found out about Zoe's Race and thought it was a good idea, and I liked the story begind it."
Register now and join Ira and hundreds of others who have helped make a difference in the daily lives of young HowardCenter clients. Money raised from this year's Race will be used for new home accessibility construction projects.
When: Sunday, August 24
Where: Oakledge Park, Burlington
What: 1K Fun Run and 5K Walk/Run
Register online and start fundraising today.
Annual Golf Tournament Raises Money for Programs that Help Children and Youth
The International Executive Housekeeper’s Association (IEHA) Vert Mont chapter president Penny Thompson and treasurer Jay Walenc recently presented Child, Youth, and Family Services director Catherine Simonson and program director Sam Graulty a $10,540 check for the Outdoor Challenge Program. In the last 19 years, the IEHA has raised more than $135,000 for HowardCenter programs that support children and youth.
The Outdoor Challenge Program provides therapeutic activities that create opportunities for personal growth for children and youth. The program is year-round and serves about 140 children each year.