(L to R: Michael Knight, Funding Resources Director for GMUW, Emily Boisvert and Kelsi Ensminger of the SHS Student Council Volunteer Group, and Barre Rotarian and VSECU’s Elizabeth LaPerle)
GMUW, Barre Rotary and SHS Student Council Partner in Give-A-Gallon
Over the last several months, members of the Barre Rotary Club have partnered with Green Mountain United Way in the Give-a-Gallon Project, a Barre-wide effort to help local people in need of fuel assistance. Gallon paint cans were attractively labeled with information about the program and placed in local businesses where anyone could donate at least the equivalent of one gallon of fuel.
This year, these two groups received awesome assistance from the Spaulding High School Student Council Volunteer Group. These students distributed the paint cans in the fall, picked them back up in April and tallied the donations with Rotary Club Treasurer, Elizabeth LaPerle. An amazing $783.84 was collected.
As a result of the commitment made by the SHS Student Council, the Barre Rotary Club is looking to start an Interact Club at the school through which high school students can help tackle issues in the community. This Give-a-Gallon Project is a clear example of the positive results they can make to help their community.
Many thanks go out to all the businesses in Barre City and Town that hosted the paint cans over the winter, and especially to all who contributed to the fund. For more information about the project, contact any Barre Rotarian.
For more information about Green Mountain United Way, visit www.gmunitedway.org or call their Barre office at 622-8056.