The South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) is pleased to announce the next Clothes Exchange event to be held at the Burlington Town Center on May 3-4. This year’s beneficiary will be the DREAM Program. DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring) is changing the lives of low-income youth and college student volunteers in Chittenden County and across Vermont. For more information on the program, visit www.dreamprogram.org/adventure-program/vermont.
“The DREAM Program is an ideal choice to be the beneficiary of our next Clothes Exchange event,” said Adam Brooks, SEABA Executive Director. “Their enthusiasm, energy, and great work that they accomplish in our community by partnering college mentors with children is unparalleled.”
The Clothes Exchange is a mission-driven social enterprise dedicated to turning clothing into cash for community benefit. Fueled by a team of loyal volunteers, the organization has raised more than $340,000 dollars for local Chittenden County non-profits.
“The DREAM Program is honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of the 2013 Clothes Exchange,” said DREAM Program Executive Director Mike Loner. “The event is going to allow DREAM to continue to provide the summer programming of our Village Mentoring program to hundreds of children from low-income housing neighborhoods in Chittenden County and across Vermont. This includes Camp DREAM, college adventure trips for teens, and on-site summer enrichment programming for children.”
For more information, please visit www.theclothesexchange.org or contact Adam Brooks at (802) 859-9222.