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Swing Into Spring golf tournament.
Bennington Project Independence, a non-profit Adult Day Service and the Bank of Bennington are sponsoring the Second Annual “Swing into Spring” Golf Tournament on Friday, May 10th at 12 noon at the Mount Anthony Country Club in Bennington. The four person scramble event will also include a Hole in One and other skills contests with great prizes. Opportunities for tee sponsorships and golfer registration are currently available by contacting Bennington Project Independence at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center 614 Harwood Hill, calling 802-442-8136 or on-line at www.bpiads.org. Join us on May 10th and “Swing in to Spring” for a great cause!
Bennington Community Natural Health and Food Show
Saturday, June 22, 2013. From 9am to 5pm at the 1st Baptist Church on Main Street in Bennington, VT
Featuring speakers, live music, distributors, natural health practitioners.
Sponsored by: Southshire Community Market www.southshiremarket.org
Amy Squiers Memorial Ride
As the nation continues to grieve over the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, several mental health professionals and aid organizations have set up Newtown, Connecticut, to assist those affected by the tragedy. Here's a list of organizations in town and how to help:
· Sandy Hook School Support Fund: Provides support services through United Way's Western Connecticut chapter. Make out checks t Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank 39 Main St., Newtown CT 06470. Make an online donation at newtown.uwwesternct.org/.
· Danbury Hospital: Has set up a 24-hour crisis hotline. Donate directly at 1460.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=298.
· Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund: A former Sandy Hook student has set up a Crowdwise account to raise money for those affected by the shooting. Proceeds will benefit the Sandy Hook PTSA.
· Newtown Memorial Fund: Aims to help families pay for funeral costs. Donations may be send to Newtown Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 596, Botsford, CT 06404.
· Newtown Youth & Family Services: All donations made to the organization will benefit those affected by the shootings. The non-profit will also provide emergency counseling for families, community members and staff involved in the tragedy. Mail checks to Newtown Youth & Family Services, 15 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT 06482.
· Emilie Parker Memorial Fund: Family and friends of the Parker family have set up a Facebook page and PayPal account to help pay for the funeral of six-year-old Emilie Parker. Learn more at facebook.com/EmilieParkerFund.
· Project Linus: This nonprofit has arranged to send more than 700 handmade blankets to children affected by the shootings. Donate directly to projectlinus.org/donations.
· American Red Cross: More than 100 Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 400 stuffed animals to children attending Sunday night's memorial service. The organization is asking supporters to reach out to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund at newtown.uwwesternct.org/.
· Support the Family of Noah Pozner: Sympathy cards supporting the family of six-year-old victim Noah Pozner may mailed t Friends of Maddie 1534 North Moorpark Rd., Suite 284, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Help the victims of Superstorm Sandy Make a donation: www.redcross.org
Make a donation: www.redcross.org
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY - Learn how you can make a difference...
The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.
You can donate money, food or just your time, through everything from food drvies to volunteering in an emergency shelter. There's tons of ways to get involved and help your community. Find out about what local events, and services you can find near you. Check them out at www.regionalfoodbank.net
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – SOUTHERN VT
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County, Vermont, is expanding. Great new mentoring programs are now available in Manchester, Dorset, East Dorset, Danby, Arlington, and Sunderland!
Get involved and have fun. Sign up to be an adult mentor. Or enroll a child ages 5-14 in the program! For just a few hours a month, mentoring gives kids the greatest advantage for a successful life—friendship with a caring adult!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County is sponsored by United Counseling Service.
To donate, volunteer, or sign up a youth please contact the Northshire Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Coordinator at 802-442-5491. You’ll be glad you did.
Vermont chapter: (802) 864-9393
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants wishes to children who are living with a life-threatening illness, to enrich the human experience with Hope, Strength and Joy!
Muscular Dystrophy Association
More than 40 different life-threatening neuromuscular diseases exist. Tens of thousands of Americans are battling with some neuromuscular disease. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a voluntary health agency. It is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. For more information or to donate time or money to the cause call 802-863-6434 or 518-489-5494 or visit the website at www.mdausa.org.
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont has an HIV rapid testing program in Southwestern Vermont. We are trying to urge all people to get tested and know their HIV status. For more information call 802-447-8007.
Please help and donate blood. Click the link below for your area.
National Hurricane Center
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