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Spectrum Sleep Out 2017

Location: Burlington

Website: Spectrum Youth and Family Services

Donation/Sponsorship: $6,445.00

Hours Volunteered: 40.00

Numbers of Vermonters Impacted: 1,200

Date: March 23, 2017

Contributed By: Simeon Chapin

A team of 4 from VSECU joined over 120 business and community leaders to raise funds and awareness to support youth in Vermont who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Organized by Spectrum Youth and Family Services, the Spectrum Sleep Out raised more that $340,000 for Spectrum’s programs.

“Everyone deserves a safe place to rest and call home. I slept out to give support Vermont youth who are struggling and just need someone to lend a hand. Spectrum does that so well.” – Simeon Chapin

“We, as a community, need to bring support and awareness to our at risk youth and let the healing begin. Spectrum provides the life skills and self-understanding that allows them to find their place in the world.” – Kasey Furness

“I am fortunate to have had a roof over my head, food in my belly, and a loving, supporting family throughout my childhood. My heart goes out to those who cannot say the same. It’s difficult enough trying to find your way in the world as a young adult without having to worry about food and shelter. Helping to raise money and awareness of this issue by participating in the annual Spectrum Sleep Out is one way I feel I can give back to those that are truly in need of a helping hand.” – Abbi Kiley

“Sleeping outside should be a choice not a lifestyle. I slept out to support youth in Vermont and allow them the ability to have the life they deserve. Spectrum is the light at the end of their tunnel” – Jason Felch

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