CVC reaches Nov. fundraising goal
Under the leadership of Director Dana Roberts ’12, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) has reached its goal of raising $10,000 in the month of November to donate to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter’s capital campaign for $1.75 million, which will build a new shelter with two-year’s worth of programming.
The CVC’s efforts spanned the campus and sought to educate the campus and invest the Colby community in the issue of homelessness. Local businesses Dog Graphics in Clinton and Are You Ready to Party?? in Waterville donated campaign T-shirts which were sold on campus. All proceeds went to the campaign.
“About 400 individuals donated to the campaign, and 90 percent of them were $25 or less,” Roberts said. “This clearly illustrates how important small donations were to the success of the campaign and that the collective action of many can make a significant impact.”