Vermont Coffee Company raises $1,000 for temporary shelters

first_imgAs 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.last_img read more

Childhood sexual abuse support group launched in Letterkenny

first_imgA weekly support network aimed at helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse has been organised in Letterkenny. The programme is called Intact, and the first meeting will take place next Tuesday from 7pm-8pm at Letterkenny Community Centre.Intact is a new weekly peer support group for adult survivors of CSA(Childhood Sexual Abuse) and provides a safe space for people to shareand support eachother in healing. Come to one meeting or many – it’s up to you.For more information read about the sharing rules at http://www.intactireland.com before attending a meeting.Childhood sexual abuse support group launched in Letterkenny was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barnes on how Watford can upset Man City

first_imgLiverpool and Watford legend John Barnes has revealed how Javi Gracia’s men can become the fifth side to upset Manchester City in this season’s FA Cup final at Wembley this Saturday.The Hornets will be facing one of their toughest challenges in recent times as they battle to overcome a formidable Man City side fresh from winning the Premier League title.Speaking on behalf of BT Sport, former Watford player John Barnes told JOE the Hornets can emulate the inspired performance of the Foxes at the Etihad.“It’s a one-off so anything can happen,” Barnes said.“Obviously Manchester City are overwhelming favourites, but if you look at the way Watford play, and you look at the way Leicester played against Manchester City whereby they had one up front and five in midfield, defended in numbers, defended deep, didn’t push too far forward, it took a fantastic shot from Vincent Kompany to win.“I think that’s the way Watford have to approach the game and look to set pieces to maybe cause an upset,” Barnes explained.Barnes went on to caveat this by acknowledging that City are huge favourites, dismissing any talk of complacency.Alexis Sanchez5 footballers who moved into music & DJ’ing Jozef Fabian – September 6, 2019 Have a look at some footballers who swapped their football boots for a DJ Turntable, DJ Mixer, and microphone!John Barnes believes Watford can take inspiration from Leicester’s valiant performance at the Etihad in the FA Cup final this weekend | @ReubenPinderhttps://t.co/8HhvcBxsn3— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 17, 2019“Manchester City are overall favourites and they’re playing with a lot of confidence, they won’t play with complacency because will not let them get complacent,” he said.“They can create history by being the first team in England to do so. So I expect Manchester City to win but anything can happen.”A win for Man City will see them complete a historic domestic treble for the first time in the club’s history.last_img read more