January 6, 2016 | Giving Back

December Dress Down Totals Make an Impact

The totals from our December “Dress Down Days” Employee Giving Campaign reinforce that Burlington Labs employees gave back in many ways during this holiday season. We had a lot going on – from Adopt-A-Family gift purchasing and wrapping, to volunteering at the Polar Express train ride, to purchasing pantry items for the local food shelf.

Even in the midst of all of these separate and competing fundraisers, B-Labs staff still gave strongly to two Dress Down Day campaigns last month.

On December 4, employees who wore jeans to work contributed to the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, the organization that organizes Vermont’s Polar Express event each year. In addition to putting on that annual fundraising event, the Foundation supports community-based maternal and early-childhood prevention programs all year ‘round to ensure that every child in Vermont has a fair chance at success. Burlington Labs donated $834 to this important cause.

On December 18, employees dressed down to raise money for Houston Smith and his family. Houston is the sole provider of 5, and the family faces some steep ongoing medical costs. We collected $820 to help defray some of those overwhelming medical bills.

Thank you to our generous employees!

If anyone reading this has a cause we should consider supporting with a future Dress Down Day, please let us know. We are always looking for ways to make a difference in people’s lives. And a large number of caring individuals who each contribute $5 (or more) to wear jeans to work can have quite an impact!