We Care 2—Member-Directed Giving

We Care 2

We Care 2 is a member-directed, giving program that distributes $23,000 in donation funds to five non-profit organizations that are seeking funding to positively impact Vermonters’ essential needs in the areas of food, shelter, heat, environment, or financial education. Funds are distributed based on votes cast by the VSECU membership on the 2019 Annual Elections ballot.

VERMONT NON-PROFITS APPLY HERE.

Application deadline is 5:00 PM Friday, November 30, 2018.
Finalists will be announced in January. Voting results will be announced on March 21.

Five finalists will be chosen by the Selection Committee from the participating organizations.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

This is your chance, as a member of the Vermont community, to join the conversation and show your support. Your comments and input will help guide the Selection Committee as they select five We Care 2 finalists. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Select an organization below to learn more about what they do.
  • Share, like, or comment from each organization page.
  • Check back often—new organizations are added daily.
  • Tell your favorite Vermont non-profits (if they meet the criteria above) to apply.


War Veterans Assistance Group, Inc.

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WVAG is a group of Vermont Veterans and friends that provide ongoing relief to the veteran community. Since 2012 we have been able to assist hundreds of veterans and their families to move forward and have better lives. We hope to continue this effort with your help and through your recognition of the few who have sacrificed so much of their lives for our freedoms and way of life.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT) is the Vermont Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Circle of Parents. The mission is to promote and support healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse. Our goals are to end the generational cycle of abuse; train all who interact with children on proven methods to prevent child abuse; and empower children to be heard. PCAVT has been serving children and families at significant risk of child abuse and neglect for 42 years by creating, adopting and carrying out statewide, innovative, effective prevention programs. In 2017 PCAV served 16,115 children and parents, caregivers and educators through direct service and training. The programs and trainings impacted approximately 42,015 children and teens.

Lamoille Community Food Share

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The mission of Lamoille Community Food Share is to help support and improve the physical well-being of individuals who might otherwise go hungry. To this end, we provide supplemental food free of charge in a supportive environment, striving to offer healthy choices within our budget. We help all those who ask, but our main service area consists of the towns of Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Morristown, Stowe, and Wolcott in Lamoille County, Vermont.

Central Vermont Humane Society

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CVHS saves the lives of over 1000 pets a year. We provide a vital safety net for people and their pets. When people in our community face life challenges such as job loss, homelessness, or illness that force them to give up their pet, we are there for them. We reassure them that their beloved pets will be cared for and we will find them a new home. CVHS also provides an essential service by taking in homeless, stray animals from many local communities. We save 94% of the pets in our care, and go the extra mile for every pet, providing them with all the medical or behavioral support they need, and all the time they need to find their new loving home.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

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Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families. Camp serves Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont) at no cost to their families.

MACC - Morristown Alliance for Culture & Commerce

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MACC, Morrisville’s downtown organization, would like to offer free organic vegetables to the community. Just walk down the streets in the downtown and pick the vegetables you’d like to eat, share with a friend or add to someone’s table. This is open to everyone, come and take pictures of yourself or your friends picking vegetables and herbs and share it on our Facebook page (maccvt) or Twitter. Not linked in to either of those, just send it along to maccdirector@gmail.com.

Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding and Driving Program

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We utilize the amazing powers of the horse to heal, restore, change lives and improve the physical and emotional health of youth and adults with physical and emotional challenges. From children with cerebral palsy and autism to adults suffering traumatic brain injuries, at risk teens, and wounded veterans, our horses give our clients hope, health and happiness. A most profound statement made by one of our Vietnam veteran participants was “if it had not been for these horses I would not be here today to talk to you, I was that close to pulling the trigger.” He was fortunately NOT one of the 22 veterans a day who commit suicide.

MZMF - Michael Zemanek Memorial Foundation, Inc.

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To provide financial support to widows/ers and half-orphaned children of sworn Vermont law enforcement officers who have died either on or off duty: To provide financial support to sworn Vermont law enforcement officers who are faced with catastrophic situations, the nature of which pose a significant financial hardship for their immediate family.