The Vermont Gas CARE (Community Action & Rewarding Empowerment) program is all about bringing out employees together to support important community causes. Our work is about more than just corporate giving, it’s about engaging our team to get involved and give back.

Vermont Gas for the second year is a sponsor of the Spectrum Sleep Out at the silver level. The overnight event taking place this Thursday, March 23 to raise money to provide homeless and at-risk youth the services they need to build future success and independence. The CARE team wanted to engage our employees in joining the fundraising effort and it should come as no surprise, they stepped up in a big way.

So, how can a pie help empower Vermont teenagers and young adults? Last week, Vermont Gas employees celebrated National Pi Day (3.14) by hosting a pie fundraiser for Spectrum Youth and Family Services. Employees baked and bought 16 of the sweetest pies to raise money for the annual Spectrum Sleep Out. In all, the pies raised $230.  But our employees didn’t stop there.

Not only does March bring us Pi Day but it’s also March Madness – and like most places,  we have some serious college hoops fan here so we raised another $340 for Spectrum in our annual company-wide NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge. The winner receives bragging rights and an additional modest donation to the charity of their choice.

We’re fortunate to have good jobs that afford us a safe and warm place to live and plenty of nourishing food – like our delicious pies – to eat, and we want that for all of our neighbors. So, the CARE team and our generous employees have come together, added a little fun and friendly competition, all to donate over $3,000 to support Spectrum.

The CARE Team helps guide where the Company donates its money and time and aligns Vermont Gas’ community giving and philanthropic efforts with the company’s vision and values. Next up is Green Up Day! Until then…

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