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Lund Family Center Update

05/31/2011 09:25PM ● By Anonymous
A recent bike ride fund-raiser and the upcoming Mad Hatter Tea Party highlight a busy year for the Lund Family Center.

June 12, 2011 3:00–6:00pm

Hosted by Mary Jo and Randy Miller What hat will you be wearing at Lund Family Center's Tea of Teas? Whether you are six months old or 96, there will be something to delight you at Mary Jo and Randy Miller's home at 1201 Spear Street on June 12, 2011. Enjoy incredible gardens, treats, and delicious beverages. Nibble on scones, fresh berries, tea sandwiches, pastries, tea from around the world, champagne, and more. Be dazzled by delicious foods. Merriment includes treasure hunts, field games, and croquet. Don your best hat or make one there… prizes for the most original. Bid to win wonderful, whimsical gift baskets. Confirm your attendance today; e-mail Alex Brady at alexb@lundfamilycenter.org or call (802) 861-2585

Mother's Day Ride

The Mother’s Day Bike Ride to benefit the Lund Family Center attracted more than 500 riders and volunteers and netted more than $90,000 to support Lund Family Center’s work to strengthen children and families.

This has been a tough year for government and private foundation support. These event proceeds make a huge impact on the Lund Center’s ability to maintain the quality and scope of services at a time when Vermont families are under immense pressure.

Here is a link to photo albums from the event-www.lundfamilycenterphotos.shutterfly.com compliments of the very talented Julie Richards and David Punia.

About the Lund Family Center

Founded in 1890, Lund Family Center has dedicated 120 years to providing vital family service to the state.  Vermont’s oldest and largest private adoption agency, Lund is a comprehensive family center and the state’s only residential treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Lund has facilitated more than 8,600 adoptions and served more than 50,000 individuals through residential treatment, high school and GED preparation, childcare and independent living programs.

In 2010, Lund found adoptive families for 187 children, 158 of whom were waiting in foster homes; extended substance abuse treatment, job training, and parent education to 143 women to become successful parents; propelled 37 students toward high school and G.E.D. completion through Lund’s New Horizons Program and supported five in college; engaged 1,049 families in Lund Parent Child Center services to prevent child abuse and neglect and help children thrive.

Each year, Lund Family Center must raise more than $1 million of our $6.2 million budget in private funds to sustain the quality and scope of services that strengthen children and families.  Programs are sustained through annual appeal mailings, grant applications, United Way support, and special events.