Over $5,500 Raised to Support Special Olympics Vermont and New York
WILLISTON, VT - In true Olympic spirit, Lenny's customers went for the gold and raised $5,625 for local athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Lenny's Shoe & Apparel held an Olympic donation event, and the store and its customers collectively raised $4,513 for Special Olympics Vermont and $1,112 for Special Olympics New York. Lenny's Sales Associate Jen Mathieson presented that donation to Michelle Gates, Vice President of Development for Special Olympics Vermont.
With the theme "Support, Shop and Save" customers were challenged to make a platinum, gold, silver, or bronze level donation and to receive a discount on their purchase.
"Supporting local organizations is something our staff and customers are passionate about," said Mathieson. "This is a tight-knit community where we can all ban together and make a big difference. We are always blown away by the generosity of our customers. Over the past four years we have donated over $26,000 to the Special Olympics."
Photo caption: Lenny's Shoe & Apparel customers raised over $5,500 for Special Olympics. Pictured from left: Jen Mathieson, Sales Associate, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel; Michelle Gates, Vice President of Development, Special Olympics; Special Olympics athletes.