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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

#GivingTuesday with the VCWA

On Tuesday, November 29th, the Vermont Council on World Affairs  gathered at Hotel Vermont to fund raise and celebrate  #GivingTuesday, a globally recognized movement that supports donating to local to global organizations following the chaos of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a way to support to different causes after focusing on the materialism that comes with jumping on holiday deals.

The VCWA hosted a silent auction to raise money for the organization. Many local organizations donated to the cause, including Leunig's Bistro, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, The University Mall, the Spirit of Ethan Allen, Kiss the Cook, and Shelburne Farms.  Guests also enjoyed beverages from a cash bar and tasty snacks hosted by Hotel Vermont.

Three #802Diplomats spoke regarding the impacts of #GivingTuesday, including former Burlington mayor Peter Clavelle and Ned McMahon, UVM Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics, as well as Karen Freudenberger of Vermont Goat Collaborative. The theme was giving back to organizations and for the many people in need who don't benefit from Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday brought together 802Diplomats from all over the Burlington and greater Vermont community. A huge thank you to everyone who attended the event and to those who were so gracious to donate to the VCWA. Happy Holidays!

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