Contact: Michelle Kennedy
Director of Development and Community Engagement
Green Mountain United Way
Goodwill of Northern New England selects the Green Mountain United Way for voucher program
Barre, VT – Goodwill of Northern New England recently announced that they have selected the Green Mountain United Way as a partner for their Partner Stability Fund. This fund gives vouchers to partner agencies and organizations who can then distribute the vouchers to their clients who need clothing and household items.
The Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program is an ideal partnership for this program as it helps support working families who are struggling throughout Central and Northern Vermont. Working Bridges is a partnership between Green Mountain United Way and employers focused on giving employees the resources they need to gain, keep, and grow in stable employment. We do this by bringing human services support directly to the employee onsite at the workplace. This support includes confidential, one-on-one resource coordination, income advance loans, classes or workshops, and an onsite Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site during tax season. Now, if people need help purchasing work-appropriate clothing, or getting their child a backpack for school, the Green Mountain United Way can support them with a Goodwill voucher.
“The Green Mountain United Way and Goodwill of Northern New England were first connected through our K.E.E.P. Financial Coaching program,”said Green Mountain United Way Working Bridges Program Manager, Julia Davis. “I reached out to Goodwill to talk about the overlap of the work their Life Navigators do and the work of our Working Bridges Resource Coordinators, to explore opportunities for partnership and connection, including the opportunity for Green Mountain United Way to become a member of Goodwill NNE’s Partner Stability Fund Program..”
“When strong nonprofits work together, we multiply our impact. Green Mountain United Way has a long track record of supporting people who need a hand up to achieve a stable life. These vouchers will support their work and ours,” said Rich Cantz, President and CEO of Goodwill NNE. “Goodwill can’t be everywhere, all the time. Green Mountain United Way will help amplify our efforts to help local people who need support.”
For more information on Goodwill NNE vouchers, visit: https://goodwillnne.org
For more information on the Green Mountain United Way and Working Bridges, visit: http://gmunitedway.org