You can Go the Distance for Kids

Past participants:

10s-1024x681Carlen Finn, Executive Director of Voices for Vermont’s Children, will run her very first half marathon. Those who know Carlen know that she is deeply committed to Vermont’s children and has chosen to kick off this fundraiser on October 2nd by Going the Distance for Kids.  Please support her by contributing to her effort here.



smc_knight_helmet_logo-1Please support St. Michael’s students as they hike to raise awareness and funds for Voices for Vermont’s Children.  They will be hiking for Voices on October 1st.  We will share photos after their hike.



You can Go the Distance for Kids too.  The Challenge: Do what you love to do for kids.

When: 2016

This fall, we are excited once again put on the fundraiser Going the Distance for Kids!


How to Go the Distance for Kids:

1) Choose your activity

You can hike, run, dance, or more – the options are limitless.

2) Set your goals

You should set a monetary goal (how much money you want to raise for Voices) and set in stone your activity goal. You can put these goals together in a statement.

For Example:

“I, Sophia am going to hike from <insert> to <insert> on the Vermont Long Trail and raise $200 for Voices for Vermont’s Children.”

3) Tell Voices your plan

Email or call us to tell us what you plan to do!

4) Document your participation

Voices is using Razoo, an online fundraising website, to keep track of Go the Distance for Kids’ participants and fundraising progress. You can use this website to create a page with information about you and your goal.

Go to and click the “Start a Fundraiser” button. Select “charitable fundraiser”. Be sure to put Voices for Vermont’s Children as the organization you are fundraising for and name your fundraiser Going the Distance for Kids: Insert your activity here.

5) Invite your friends and family to sponsor you

Razoo makes it easy to share your page with others so they can see what you are doing.

If you would like, you can use our sample email to encourage your friends and family to support you.

There is a $35 minimum donation required to get a Going the Distance for Kids T-shirt. You can either pay this money yourself or fundraise this money through Razoo.

6) Start Going the Distance for Kids


More About Going the Distance for Kids:

Voices’ Razoo Page

Personalizing your Razoo Page


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