A Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

We are heartbroken by news of the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and our thoughts are with the teachers, parents, and students affected by this tragedy.

In 2018, LifeChanger Brian Copes approached us with a challenge: “We need to change the way we approach violence in schools.”

In partnership with Brian and other teacher leaders across the country, National Life helped found and fund the National Coalition for Safe Schools. NCSS is a teacher-led initiative that believes the best way to create safer and healthier schools and communities is to proactively address the root causes of violence and other negative behaviors.

There is so much more work that we need to do, and we can’t do it alone. Join our coalition and contribute to the national conversation about how to prevent school violence at www.notinmyschool.com

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Point to Point Ride/Run: People Power Fighting Hunger in Vermont

Support a fantastic cause and have a great time at the 21st annual Point to Point, powered by VSECU! Point to Point is an iconic charity event dedicated to raising funds in support of the Vermont Foodbank and their mission to end hunger in Vermont. Join us at the State House Lawn in Montpelier on Saturday, August 6, as the whole community comes together to support the Vermont Foodbank.

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BTV Airport Kids Zone Takes Off

After a two-year pandemic pause, the National Life / Let’s Grow Kids Kids Zone opened officially this week. The space, a former mauve-drab conference room,  was transformed pre-pandemic through a partnership between the National Life Group Foundation and Let’s Grow Kids, with help from Beta Technologies, the electric aircraft company.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Let’s Grow Kids CEO Aly Richards, Acting Airport Director Nic Longo and our past CEO, Lead Director of National Life’s Board and Chair of the Foundation’s Board, Tom MacLeay gave remarks prior to the ribbon cutting. You can watch the press conference here.

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Rainbow Days Marks 40 Years at Pot of Gold Luncheon

National Life is a proud sponsor of Rainbow Days, a Dallas based non-profit that helps youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures.

This year marks their 40th anniversary, a milestone that has been achieved by serving over 300,000 individuals across the state of Texas, making their annual Pot of Gold Luncheon even more special.

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PCAVT Laptop Donations are ‘Life Changing’ to Recipients

If you’ve visited the Vermont campus lately, you may have noticed some blue pinwheels planted near the main entrance. The pinwheels are a symbol of child abuse prevention and represent our support of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). PCAVT is a subchapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a non-profit organization on a  mission to promote and support healthy relationships within families, schools, and communities.

Like many of the non-profits we partner with, PCAVT depends on corporate donors to sustain its programs. This is why we leverage as many opportunities as possible to help their cause.

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Vermont State Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

Community support and activism define who we are. It also allows us to connect with organizations that make a difference. Our very own Magesh Elangovan was asked to be a judge for the Vermont state Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year competition. Each club nominates one student and then a panel of judges makes the very difficult choice of who the winner is for the state.

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