I’ve always known that the Burlington area was a great place to live and work, but last week’s Empty Bowl Dinner was an incredible reminder of how compassionate our community is.
Over 250 people came out to the Elley-Long Center and we reached a net total of more than $28,000! We have some great pictures you can see on a Facebook album and wonderful media coverage from FOX44 and the Burlington Free Press.
I think Khara Janssen, one of our staff in the Youth Development Program, said it best after reading notes from some clients to the audience:
“These thank yous may be addressed to me but I am just the messenger… They are really meant for all of you here tonight and anyone who has ever donated their money, time or services to Spectrum. We could not do what we do for our youth without all of you!”
Thank you to all of you who played a part in making our Empty Bowl Dinner so successful and for supporting youth and families in Vermont!