Welcome to the 38th annual VtSHARES campaign season!
This is the time of year when we all invest in our fellow Vermonters by donating to charitable organizations designed to help those in need. Every year Vermont State employees demonstrate remarkable generosity of spirit through their donations to VtSHARES. This year, we have two goals. First, we want to raise $240,000 for all the worthy charitable organizations benefitting from VtSHARES. Second, we want to increase the number of employees donating to exceed last year’s total of 1,090. Let's all take part.
Through our combined efforts, we have provided $8,791,985.45 to local organizations to help those in need since VtSHARES began. We can take pride in the fact that our dollars are helping improve the quality of life for so many by supporting a wide variety of charitable services. Certainly our efforts have far exceeded any expectations imagined possible when VtSHARES was established in 1977 as the State Employees’ Combined Charitable Appeal.
The economy and environment has continued to be hard on our State, and supporting those in need has always been a trademark of State Employees. We are looking forward to a successful year.
In 2014, a significant number of employees chose to use the VtSHARES Campaign as their preferred way of making voluntary donations to charities of their choice – most of them local organizations. The total amount contributed in 2014 was $233,051.88.
Thank you to all who contributed to make the 2014 Campaign such a success! Let's make the 2015 Campaign even better.