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VSECU Has $20K To Give Away To Vermont Nonprofits

Vermont nonprofits have until the end of the month to put their name in the hat for a chance to win some grant money from the Vermont State Employees Credit Union. Next month, five charities will be presented to members of the statewide credit union, who can vote for their favorites. The $20,000 will be divvied up by percentage of votes received.

"Now through November 30, organizations that work to address the issues of food, shelter, heat or financial education can submit for consideration," publicist Rebecca Kelley explained. "A VSECU selection committee will then narrow finalists down to five organizations and open up voting to VSECU's members to vote for their favorite organization." 

The program is called We Care 2 and VSECU members are urged to get involved now by encouraging local charitable organizations to apply, and by talking about them online.

"Qualifying organizations are promoted through the VSECU website and social media where community members can comment and offer testimony to endorse the good work and impact of their favorite organization," a press release states. "Creating community engagement and active conversation around each organization helps the Board of Directors at VSECU have a better understanding of community needs and how each organization may be able to fill a gap in providing services."

Member voting will happen along side VSECU's 2016 annual meeting election early next year.

Amy is an award winning journalist who has worked in print and radio in Vermont since 1991. Her first job in professional radio was at WVMX in Stowe, where she worked as News Director and co-host of The Morning Show. She was a VPR contributor from 2006 to 2020.
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