"60 for the 60th"
Established in 1960, Langrock Sperry & Wool has begun a yearlong celebration of our 60 years of service in Vermont with a series of charitable contributions known as 60 for the 60th.
Each month throughout 2020, Langrock will be make “donations of 60” to charitable organizations throughout Chittenden and Addison counties.
In March, Langrock supported Age Well Vermont by donating 60 meals, in each of Chittenden and Addison Counties, to Age Well’s Meals on Wheels program. Age Well is the Area Agency on Aging for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties, and its programs promote healthy aging, independence, dignity, and personalized choice for older adults. “In this challenging time, when our older residents are more isolated than ever due to the pandemic, Meals on Wheels is an essential service, providing both necessary nutrition and vital personal connection,” said Langrock attorney and Age Well board member, Sarah Tischler. Sara Wool, Age Well’s Director of Development, added, “Resources and volunteers to support Meals on Wheels are needed now more than ever, and we are so grateful to Langrock for making these deliveries possible.”
Going forward, Langrock is evaluating how best to focus its community support in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Vermont.
The first donation supported the athletes of the Rutland Eagles Special Olympics team, which is run by long-time Langrock staffer, Mary Mitchell. Every year, some of the Rutland Eagles Special Olympians participate in the Penguin Plunge to support Special Olympics in Vermont, marching into the frigid waters of Lake Champlain alongside the members of the Burlington Rugby Club, including Langrock partner, Christopher L. Davis.
In recognition of this brave and chilly effort, Langrock donated 60 team jackets to the Rutland Eagles, which – in addition to providing some needed warmth upon exiting the lake – enables the Eagles to attend competitions in matching uniforms. “We cannot thank Langrock enough for this generous donation,” said Mary Mitchell. “Our athletes will wear these jackets with pride,” she added.
In February, Langrock supported the Vermont chapter of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI Vermont), by donating 60 picture dictionaries to assist English language learners in USCRI Vermont’s community English classes for New Americans. “These dictionaries are invaluable,” says Langrock staffer Emilie Schweikert, who volunteers as a teacher in those classes. “We cannot thank Langrock enough for this donation in recognition of the positive impact refugees and immigrants have on the Vermont community,” adds Amila Merdzanovic, USCRI Vermont Director. For more information, watch: https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Celebrating-sixty-years-of-business-with-donations-568374051.html
USCRI Vermont brings hope and opportunity to the lives of refugees and other New Americans through comprehensive, integrated, and linguistically and culturally appropriate services. These services include intensive case management, transitional cash assistance, employment support, English language and citizenship training, and family strengthening education. For more information about USCRI Vermont, https://refugees.org/field-office/vermont.