Dear Friends of the Holiday Spirit Program,

I’d like you all to know what a profound difference you made this holiday season.
We were amazed at both the generosity of the community and the gratitude
of the families we helped. This year the Holiday Spirit Program provided
gifts to 199 children in 104 families. Many of these families have to spend the
holidays apart, and some struggle to provide the basic necessities of the season.
But thanks to your kindness and caring,
we were able to help these families and bring the
holiday spirit to them. That is no small task!
And without our donors and volunteers, it would
not have happened.
From all of us at Vermont’s
Children’s Aid Society, thank you and Happy
New Year!
~ Dan Houston
HSP Coordinator


Thank you to the following people and

Pam Bates and Hackett, Valine and MacDonald Amy Billings
Marcy Whittle and UVM Grants and Accounting Tom Juiffre
Maria Brisson and Champlain Valley Cardio. Assoc The Etter Family
Marcia Purvis and UVM Animal Science Dorsey Naylor
Dave Robideau and Holy Family Church Alice Siegriest
Lisa Quinlan and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Geisweit and VT Federal Credit Union Laura & David Hall .
Lynne Harwood and Redstone Jane Dunbar & Rob Stumler
Nance Nahmias and Barnes and Noble Steve & Pat Habif
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Bronwen Neale
Peter Edelmann and EuroWest Patricia Carbee & Family
Barb Latimer and Key Bank– North Ave Morris Switzer
Terri Schwartzand Wal-Mart The Permanent Fund for the
Carol Nienstedt and Chittenden Bank Well-Being of Vt. Children
Dale and SouthEast State Correctional Facilities Salvation Army Quilting Club

“It’s so hard for the
children not having
their mom around
during the holidays.
But they are enjoying
all the gifts
mom gave them!”
– an appreciative grandmother
of an incarcerated

“This is the best
day of my life!”
– an incarcerated mom
at Dale Correctional Facility

“Thank you all so
much for the gifts
that we wrapped
for our children. It
truly made the
holidays special
for us!”
– the moms at Dale Correctional

“Thank you so
much for all the
wonderful gifts for
our family. From
the bottom of our
hearts, we appreciate
it very
– a VCAS client family