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Northlands donates to Boys & Girls Club, food shelf

VERGENNES - The staff of Northlands is showing its support of the Boys and Girls Club of Vergennes and the local food shelf. The employees of the Northlands Job Corps Center decided to make a donation and support the work of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and the local Food Shelf.

"Every Friday, staff of the Northlands Job Corps Center give a small contribution for charity. It's our Friday Dress Down Fund. We save that money to make a donation to a local organization whose work truly makes a difference in the community" said Elisabeth Hadden, career development services system manager.

"This year, we decided to donate a total of $500 to two organizations whose contribution to the local community is really outstanding, especially in this economic slowdown that we are experiencing. With these organizations we share common goals: assisting people, helping them reach their potential, meeting their needs so that they can be happy and successful individuals."

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes has been operating in the area since 1999, reaching over 1,000 youth annually through after school programming, community events, and partnerships with local schools and other youth serving organizations. The club offers age appropriate programs and activities for youth ages 6 through 18 in five program areas including: health and life skills, education and career development, character and leadership development, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.

The Vergennes Community Food Shelf is supported by a wide variety of people from the community. Over the past two years, food shelf volunteers have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of its beneficiaries.

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