Other Giving Options

Other Ways to Give

 

#GivingTuesday

Each year Vermont Adaptive participates in the global initiative known as Giving Tuesday. Annually, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a global day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the goal of celebrating generosity and encouraging people to give during the holiday season. It was created to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes that they support and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. Your donations during this time help us to continue to provide year-round sports and recreation for people with disabilities. Donate online here.

 

Make a Wish a Reality with an In-Kind Donation

Vermont Adaptive accepts in-kind gifts of services and tangible goods that support our programs.

Your gift ensures that we are well prepared for all of the little things, the big things, and the everyday items that will enhance the overall experience for our participants. You are welcome to sponsor the purchase of any item on our wish list as well. Please contact Norm by email or call 802.786.4991.

 

Amazon Smile

Shop Amazon Smile and we’ll receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases in a donation from Amazon. Every little bit adds up, so if you’re shopping on Amazon, please make us your charity of choice by clicking here. You can also visit our Amazon Wish List directly here.

 

Equipment Needs

We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those folks who want to donate gently used or old equipment but we can’t accept used winter alpine gear.

  • NEW Boots: ski or snowboard
  • NEW Helmets: ski, snowboard, bike
  • NEW Skis: undrilled, 150-170, race stock preferred, misc manufacturers
  • Life jackets/PFDs*
  • Foam (for padding)*
  • New or gently used canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, and most bikes.

Bigger Item Wish List

Vermont Adaptive has a wish list of items that rise above our ongoing in-kind donation needs. These special gifts will help us expand programs and keep our participants outfitted in safe, reliable equipment.

  • Fleet of new helmets for Bolton Valley’s winter program
  • Vehicles: a 15-passenger van, a cargo van, or AWD van or pick-up truck
  • ATV or 4 Wheeler, used in good condition
  • Adaptive saddlefor Horse program
  • Canoe trailer
  • 10X10 or larger garden style Storage Shed
  • Invacare XLT Handcycles: one junior, one adult
  • Canoe Dolly (2)
  • Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Frequent flyer miles

While we appreciate all offers of sports equipment, we must ensure that gear meets our safety standards and can be adapted for our participants. If you would like to donate items that aren’t listed, please contact Norm by email or call 802.786.4991.

Accessories

These smaller items keep our participants moving everyday.

  • Bicycle inner tubes
  • Bike jerseys
  • Gloves: water, cycling, winter
  • Hand & toe warmers
  • Googles: ski or snowboard
  • Edgie Wedgie
  • Dry bags
  • Frisbees
  • Gift cards for supplies at major retailers or local VT sporting goods stores

Everyday Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Bath tissue
  • Postage stamps
  • Duct tape & packing tape
  • Trash bags: tall kitchen/13 gallon
  • Batteries: 9V, AA, AAA

Services & Talent

Are you an expert? Do you have a special skill or service that could benefit Vermont Adaptive? We are always looking for talent to help us improve operations, governance, and compliance. Please contact Erin by email or call 802.786.4991 ext. 21.

Thank you for considering a gift to help our athletes and programs!

 

Make Vermont Adaptive the Beneficiary of Your Fundraising Event

First, thank you for considering Vermont Adaptive as a beneficiary of your fundraising event. We appreciate your extra effort to help raise funds and awareness about our mission.

Please send us details about your event. For public events, we will add you to our event calendar. You may contact our development staff by email or call 802.786.4991 ext. 21.

 

Ideas to Inspire Your Event

If you are looking for a place to start, consider these fundraising ideas. Or shoot us an idea that you have; we’d love to hear about it.

  • Donate a percentage of sales at your business (products, meals, services, tickets)
  • Host an event: organize a bake sale, car wash, or even an old fashioned field day to raise donations.
  • In lieu of: suggest a donation to Vermont Adaptive to your friends, family, coworkers, service club, faith community, or business partners to honor your birthday, anniversary, holiday, or other occasion
  • Workplace giving & Matching gifts: start fundraising at your workplace to support our programs and encourage your coworkers to match your donations. Also, find out if your employer will match your donations through their community giving program.
  • Become a sponsor of one of our events or programs
  • Host a house party: invite your friends to a home cooked meal and ask them to contribute the amount they would spend on a dinner out to Vermont Adaptive
  • Sponsored volunteerism: for every hour that you volunteer for Vermont Adaptive, ask your friends, family, or coworkers contribute an amount for each hour.
  • Organize a team for the Vermont Adaptive Charity Challenge: set-up your own giving pages to share with your networks to sponsor your ride.

 

Using Vermont Adaptive’s Logo

For approval on how to use Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ logo and other branded materials, please contact Kim by email or 802.786.4991 ext. 24.

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