We Care 2 to Offer Member Vote on VSECU Charitable Giving

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If you had $5,000 to donate to a charity in Vermont, which charity would you choose?

This fall, VSECU is offering our members the opportunity to choose two Vermont-based charities to receive $5,000 each through our We Care 2 community giving program! In last year’s program, VSECU employees voted on their favorite Vermont-based charities and donated $10,000 to six organizations. This year, we decided to open up voting to all VSECU members age 18 and older to distribute another $10,000.

How Does We Care 2 Work?
From now through August 31st, authorized representatives of charities based in Vermont may submit applications for consideration. A committee of the VSECU Board of Directors will then narrow the field to five charities. The “final five” will be announced on September 15th on our website, through social media and in our branches.

Once the final five have been announced, supporters may rally support via social media or any other communication channel asking VSECU members to vote for their charities. Online voting will take place October 8-12th, and VSECU will announce the two charities with the most votes no later than October 17th.

Which charities are eligible?
To be eligible for We Care 2, charities must:

  • Be a nonprofit organization
  • Be based in Vermont or have a Vermont-based chapter
  • Have a statewide or cross-regional focus within Vermont
  • Keep all funds in Vermont
  • Focus on the essential needs of Vermonters in one or more of the following categories:
    • Shelter
    • Food
    • Health
    • Heat
    • Education

We at VSECU are very pleased and excited to open the voting to our membership in the 2012 We Care 2! For program details, including the application form, visit the We Care 2 pages.