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VNA Fundraisers

Spring Blooms! Fashion Show

  • A Benefit for VNA's Janet S. Munt Family Room

Pat Donehower models at Spring Blooms Fashion show Pat Donehower models at the 2015 Fashion Show. Click for our photo gallery.Password is blooms.  

More than 200 guests and volunteers celebrated the Spring season, despite the April snowstorm, at the VNA's Spring Blooms! Fashion Show and Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. This annual fundraising event raises money for the Janet S. Munt Family Room, VNA's Parent-Child Center which provides essential services and programs that support our community's most vulnerable families.

Thanks to our event sponsors, guests and our raffle prize donors, more than $32,000 was raised to benefit the many Family Room programs offered for free to over 400 at-risk families and their children from birth to age 6.

VNA staff, volunteers, Board members and community friends bravely modeled the latest spring fashions from this year's clothiers: SportStyle, Ecco Clothes, Spellbound, Men's Wearhouse and Wylie Sofia Garcia.  Special thanks to our 2015 models: Nancy Barnes, Jillian Bartolo, Kristin Carlson, Hal Colston, Pat Donehower, Evan Goldsmith, Mikey van Gulden, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Michell Langlais, Dale Loeffler, Steve MacQueen, Lori McBride, Judy Peterson, Hawa Sheikh and Kevin Veller. 

  Rick Davis receives award

During the event, the 2015 VNA Cares for Children award was given to Rick Davis and The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children for their support of the Family Room's mission to prepare kids for school, build strong families and enrich our community.

We also shared a special video about the programs at the VNA Family Room from the words of some of the participants of the Family Room. You can view the video here:

As always, a special thank you to all of our sponsors who are helping to make this event a success: Hanson & Doremus Investment Management, Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick, Dinse Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Dousevicz Real Estate, Northfield Savings Bank, Peregrine Design Build, Pines Senior Living Community, Queen City Printers, Inc., Berry Dunn, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, Essex Outlets and Cinema, Gadue's Dry Cleaning, New England Federal Credit Union, Paul Frank + Collins, Pomerleau Real Estate, Wake Robin and Vermont Tent Company. 

Learn more about the VNA Family Room here!

Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog

  • Allen Brook School, Williston, VT
  • May 9, 2015

VNA Fun Run and Jiggety JogSharon Keegan, House Administrator for
Vermont Respite House, gives
Vermont Lake Monsters mascot Champ
a hug at the starting line of the 2009 Jog.

The Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog continues to be the single largest annual fundraiser for the Respite House, Vermont's only Medicare-certified hospice home. Vermont Respite House is a home-away-from-home where terminally ill individuals can live out their remaining days in peace, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Every dollar raised from the Fun Run goes directly toward providing room, board, personal care and special services for residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

Each year hundreds of participants run, walk, jog, bike and stroll to help raise money for Vermont Respite House. In 2014, more than $60,000 was raised for Vermont's only  Medicare-certified hospice home to help provide room, board, personal care and special services for residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more than 20 years, the Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog continues to be the single largest annual fundraiser for the Respite House.

If you would like to learn more about the event, please contact Crystal Vendrell at 802-860-4435 or vendrell@vnacares.org.

Become a Sponsor or Volunteer For VNA Special Events

We need you! There are a variety of exciting volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available for each one of our fundraiser events. Our events would simply not be successful with out the help of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or sponsoring one of our events or would like more information about one of our fundraisers, please contact:
Crystal Vendrell

Special Events Coordinator
(802) 860-4435