Slate Valley helps Nov. 6

Slate Valley Community Connection is gearing up for its Fall Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 6. Students from Green Mountain College, Castleton State College, and community members from various local organizations will reach out with large scale projects throughout the region to benefit seniors, youth, food projects, and the environment. The goal of the day is to complete the projects at each site for the benefit of the community as a whole.

If you are interested in learning more about the Slate Valley Community Connection or would like to volunteer for the service day, please contact Susan Sutheimer (802-287-8302, sutheimers@greenmtn.edu) or Chrispin White (802-468-1431, chrispin.white@castleton.edu). Registration for volunteers will begin at 12:00 PM at Castleton State College and Green Mountain College. SVCC also has a Facebook page; simply search "Slate Valley Community Connection" to view photos and updates.

The Slate Valley Community Connection began in late 2009 when a group of individuals came together representing various local organizations. The group members shared a vision to awaken a passion for community service in finding ways for youth, particularly local college students, to connect with and serve their communities. All were united in the belief that these connections with the community foster great achievement and growth for all within the community. The contributing organizations to SVCC include the Poultney and Fair Haven Rotaries, Castleton State College, Green Mountain College, The Nature Conservancy, and the Neighbor to Neighbor AmeriCorps program at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging.

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