As part of a shift in its donation policy, Vermont Coffee Company conducted two local fundraisers for area homeless shelters over the past week. We are directing our resources towards helping our neighbors, said Paul Ralston, owner of the company. Over back-to-back weekends, a total of $667 was raised for the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) and the John Graham Emergency Shelter. Ralston topped up that amount to an even $1,000.Staff from Vermont Coffee Company traveled to events at Burlington s City Hall Park and Castleton College and served iced-coffee shakes to attendees. Donations were collected in these Shaking for Shelter promotions. According to Deborah Bouton, Community Service Director at COTS, even small donations are important. For as little as $15, we can provide a night of emergency shelter for an adult or pay for a credit report that may help a family get an apartment, she said. For Elizabeth Ready, Executive Director of the John Graham Shelter, local fundraising is critical to their continued success. This economy not only increases the needs of our clients, it makes it more difficult for us to get enough funds from our traditional sources, she said.Information on raising money with coffee fundraisers is available at vermontcoffeecompany.com.
The Olympic committee of B&H will organize the third consecutive event “Selection of athletes of the year 2013”, that will be held on 10 December at the premises of the Olympic Museum in Sarajevo, announced the B&H Olympic Committee.The selection will be done in category terms: 1. The most successful male athlete; 2. The most successful female athlete; 3. The most successful junior or cadet male athlete; 4. The most successful junior or cadet female athlete; 5. The most successful team; 6. The most successful trainer; 7. The most successful athlete in competitions that are not included in Olympic games; 8. The most successful team or athlete in competition of the Pre-Olympic group sports; 9. The athlete of the year; 10. Special award of the Olympic Committee of B&H.The expert jury had its session yesterday and after detailed consideration of the proposal of professionals sports federation of B&H composed the list of “Selection of athletes of the year 2013”, and B&H executive Olympic committee will have to confirm it.(Source: Fena)