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Easterseals Vermont is Taking Fundraising to New Heights

Fundraising can sometimes be a tall task, but on July 23, Easterseals Vermont is taking fundraising to new heights with Over the Edge - an innovative fundraising event presented by Easterseals Vermont. The event will see 100 thrill-seeking participants rappel 11 stories down the North Barre Manor, one of Vermont’s tallest buildings. Each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations for Easterseals Vermont to be eligible to rappel.

Over the Edge is a day-long event, which begins at 10am at the North Barre Manor on 455 North Main Street in Barre. Family, friends and spectators are invited to come down and support participants and enjoy a day you won’t soon forget. Event registration is now open. Register today at www.easterseals.com/vt/get-involved/events/

The event is open to all ages. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and all participants must be within the 100 to 300 pound required weight range (as per Over The Edge safety standards). If you have any questions about special accommodations for participants with special needs, severe health complications or allergies, and more, please reach out to Joe Emmons, Chief Development Officer, jtemmons@eastersealsnh.org.

ESVT's Lending Library Receives $5,000 Grant

TC Energy Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Vermont's Youth Development Program (YDP) and Consortium for Adoption & Guardianship Lending Library. The funding will be used to provide care coordination to young adults transitioning from foster care and help create a more robust lending library for Vermont and New Hampshire's adoption or guardianship community. Easterseals VT has been the home of the Lending Library for over 20 years. The library contains children's storybooks and nonfictionworks on various topics for parents and professionals. You can view the catalog online here.

Easterseals Vermont Youth Development Program Receives $6,000 Grant from People's United Bank

The grant supports Vermont's Youth Development Program, an ongoing program for at-risk youth ages 14 to 22 who have spent time in Vermont's foster care system. Funding from People's United Community Foundation will be used to provide care coordination and emergency financial asisstance to meet the basic needs of transition-age youth who need help with food, rent asisstance, job training, and educational expenses.

Easterseals Vermont Receives $1,000 Grant from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Community Giving

Easterseals Vermont thanks Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Community Giving and its supporters for a generous award of $1,000 to the Child and Family Services and Youth Development Program. Thanks to Bar Harbor's gift, we were able to purchase 13 life-size, accurate-weight baby dolls so that each of our offices could offer practical, hands-on education to teen parents on how to care for their infant. The remaining portion of the grant money was allocated to the Youth Development Program's Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, which helps former foster youth in transition to adult living. 

Vermont Community Foundation Press Release

Easterseals delivers financial assistance to Vermont women in foster care through a generous grant from the Vermont Women's Fund. Learn how this grant help further Easterseals efforts to provide emergency financial assistance to cover expenses for young women transitioning from foster care to adult living in the community.

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