United Way of Chittenden County will honor 49 extraordinary community volunteers with this year’s Building Block Awards. Together, these volunteers represent 195 years of service and contribute more than 7,340 hours each year as volunteers in our community. United Way’s Building Block Award recognizes the collective power of volunteers in building a strong community in the areas of education, income, and health.
The Building Block Award winners will be honored for their work at the United Way’s LIVE UNITED Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8-10am at the Sheraton in South Burlington. Each individual nominated will receive a Certificate of Thanks from United Way of Chittenden County and a pair of tickets to a fall performance donated by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
Shelburne honorees include:
In education: Cathy Phillips for her work promoting literacy as a Read To Me volunteer with Champlain Valley Head Start through the RSVP program.
In income: Lois D’Arcangelo for her work providing emergency food to individuals and families at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and Stephen Mayer, a volunteer Call Taker with Vermont 2-1-1 who helps connect Vermonters with resources needed to improve their lives.
In health: Jack Lutz for his work helping to ease isolation for homebound seniors as an RSVP volunteer for the TLC (Talking, Listening, Caring) program through Cathedral Square Corporation.
The LIVE UNITED Breakfast on Sept. 4 also kicks off United Way of Chittenden County’s Annual Community Fundraising Campaign to help address community priorities in education, income and health. The public is invited to attend; the cost is $20 per person. Visit www.unitedwaycc.org to make a reservation.