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GWD -Advocacy & Sponsorship in our Community
"The greatest joy that any of us will experience, is from serving others." - Melody Gardot
Engagement in this community we love so dearly is a core value at Gordon’s Window Décor. This year we have been thrilled to take part in some new to us organizations while still supporting some of our tried and trues.
GWD has been a loud, supporter of American Heart Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for years. Thanks to our community, we crushed our fundraising goal for the AHA during their 2nd annual Cyclenation Event– so much fun!!
Thank you all enough. And as I type, this years CF fundraiser has greatly surpassed any of our expectations. WOW!!! We are humbled, to say the least.
Event Sponsor – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation –Sunday Sept. 18th – Oakledge Park, Burlington
Meet the Bells!
“Our sweet children, Eden and Otis, were both diagnosed with CF just after birth. To say our lives were crushed and turned upside down is an understatement! We learned quickly how intensive care can be for them each and everyday. This disease takes zero breaks and neither can we! We are so grateful for where science has come over these decades. We have so much to be hopeful for and every year that passes is another year closer to a cure!!!”, shared by mom, Cheryl.
Vermont Builders & Remodelers Association is 100% volunteer-led and run!
The Vermont Builders and Remodelers Association is a staple of our community and has provided vital resources to the builders and remodelers of Vermont since 1957. As an annual sponsor of the VBRA, Gordon’s Window Décor is showing our support of the hundreds of skilled craftspeople this state is lucky enough to have.
“Founded in 1957, VBRA is a Vermont-based 501 (c) 4, non-profit Trade Association. We are affiliated with the National Home Builders Association and a network of local associations throughout the United States. The Association provides programs and services that make a difference to your business. The Association is dedicated to offering opportunities that will enhance businesses and educating them on the latest building industry information. With over 250+ members leading the way to promoting an economic climate that supports the construction industry.” -courtesy of VBRA
25th VT Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference – Saturday – October 1st – VT Technical College in Randolph
As a woman-owned business learning about and helping encourage women to explore their passions means a lot. That is why we are sponsoring at Senator Leahy’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference on Oct 1st. The Safety Team is a volunteer organization dedicated to empowering Women to own their safety. They are taking part of WEOC and we are thrilled to be their corporate sponsor!
The Safety Team – Sponsor
“The Safety Team is located in Vermont & has offered empowerment self-defense classes to girls and women for over ten years. We work towards the empowerment of all women and the end of rape culture. All of our classes are LGBTQ friendly & trans inclusive.” -courtesy of thesafetyteam.org
This June, some of the GWD team participated in Women’s Empowerment Self Defense workshop. It was AMAZING! Thorough, thoughtful and most importantly, empowering.💪
GWD has been a very proud member of VBSR, hosting events at our manufacturing facility. This year, we are supporting their upcoming Silent Auction at their Annual Awards Ceremony to support greater access, equity, and impact as VBSR grows their movement to revolutionize business in Vermont.
“VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact. We provide concrete resources and information to help improve our members’ triple-bottom-line business practices. Empowering our members to solve environmental, social and economic problems, we share such successes with legislative bodies, news media, and the general public. VBSR’s sister organization is the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility–Research & Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Click here to learn more about VBSR-REF.” -courtesy of vbsr.org
Essex Youth Football – Field Goal Sponsor
“The Essex Chargers Youth Football program is a non-profit, volunteer run organization which strives to inspire the participants with the fundamental principles of teamwork and fair play, while having a strong focus on fun.” -courtesy of EYF
Lunch Co-Sponsor with Secur Shade
The Vermont School Safety Center, state Department of Public Safety and Agency of Education host the event as part of their efforts to provide safety support and training to local schools and responders.
“This all-day conference is designed to inform participants of the best and promising practices in school safety and emergency preparedness. Schools are strongly encouraged to attend this conference with their local emergency management officials and emergency first responders to build or enhance their school crisis planning capacity.”
“The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the ONLY show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. This is an amazing opportunity to browse & purchase the many fine food, furniture, craft, products, etc., that are made right here in Vermont, as well as meet the talented producers who create them.” – courtesy of MIVMP
We’re one of those talented producers! This is the 8th annual, and we gotta say, it’s one of our most favorite shows to be a part of. We hope to see your smiling faces. Thank you to Vermont Business Magazine for hosting this Vermont-made event.