We sponsor various events and activities throughout the year to raise awareness and funds to support recovery, rehabilitation, and housing programs for our veterans. Thank you for your support!
On August 22nd
please join us for"22-a-Day,"
an event to raise awareness of Veteran suicide
Every day in this country, 22 United States Veterans commit suicide. To raise awareness of this fact, and to help prevent such tragedies from occurring, The Veterans' Place is partnering with the Northfield Farmers' Market for a special event on Tuesday, August 22nd. Please come by our booth on the Common from 3-6pm, where we will be giving away free gunlocks, dispensing information on Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and offering daffodil bulbs for sale. The bright yellow bulbs represent suicide awareness and prevention. If planted in the fall, they will bloom in May, which is mental health awareness month. Any proceeds from the sale of the bulbs will directly benefit our residents. It’s one small thing you can do to help make a difference, and possibly save a life.
Hope to see you there!
Sleep-out for homelessness
APRIL 12 & 13, 2024
Mark your calendars for April 12 & 13
Every night in this country, 40,000 United States Veterans have no place to call home. The Veterans’ Place, Inc., in collaboration with Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement, will hold its 2nd Annual “Sleep-Out for Homelessness” encampment to join in solidarity with unhoused veterans, and raise awareness of Veteran homelessness. Any proceeds will benefit The Veterans’ Place, Inc., a nonprofit transitional housing program founded in 2009.
Please join us in April 2024 for this very meaningful event
for a very worthy cause.
Events of 2022
E-Bike Raffle Winners Announced!
Ashton Morvan, 23, of Northfield (pictured at right), was the lucky winner of a Jasion electric bicycle, the grand prize in our fall 2022 fundraiser. Second prize of $200 was won by Robert Nelson of Randolph, and third prize of $100 was won by Jamie Bariteau. The raffle, which kicked off on Labor Day Weekend and culminated with the drawing on November 11, Veterans Day, netted almost $5000 for the Veterans' Place. Many thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. You are our heroes! And to those of you who did not win, you are supporting a very worthy cause, and there is always next year!
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 8th Annual Granite City 5K on November 5, 2022. The event netted more than $13,000 in proceeds in support of our services and programs. Whether you sponsored us, ran, walked, bid on the online auction, or donated an auction item, you contributed to the success of this annual fundraiser.
Sleep-out for homelessness
march 18&19, 2022
Thank you to everyone for making
our inaugural sleep-out a success!
The Veterans’ Place, Inc., with the help of Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement, hosted its inaugural “Sleep-Out for Homelessness” encampment March 18 & 19th on the Crescent across from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The event was intended to raise awareness of Veteran homelessness, and all proceeds raised by donations directly benefit The Veterans’ Place. As an added service component, items such as socks, hats, gloves and scarves were collected prior to the event and put in angel bags to be delivered to the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, which provides shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness.
The Veterans' Place wishes to acknowledge the contributions of NU's Center for Civic Engagement, Tops Markets, AL Post #1819, Darn Tough Socks, The NU Knit and Crochet Club, and Bob Weggler and the Norwich University Men's Rugby Team, without whom this event would not have been possible.