Welcoming and giving support to refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers from all countries.
Established in 2015, the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (CVRAN) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Montpelier and dedicated to making our communities welcoming, safe places for refugees, as well as asylum seekers, and migrant workers from any nation. Our mission is to help these new Vermonters to settle, work, and thrive in Central Vermont. In welcoming them, we see how they greatly enrich our own cultural and economic lives.
CVRAN March Arts Marathon 2022
Thanks to all 50 artist participants and the 1000 donations from sponsors for the great success of the 2022 March Arts Marathon which raised the amazing amount of $68,000, bringing in almost twenty thousand more dollars than this same event last year. This sizable sum will greatly help with the support of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the coming year, for living expenses; legal, medical, and educational expenses, and transportation costs. It is the main source of income for CVRAN.
Scroll through sample work from two years of marathon art submissions by hitting "Gallery" in the menu bar. Writers, painters, poets, quilters, musicians, and more sent out a piece of work each day, usually via email, and often with commentary. What a lovely connection that makes with others at the end of the day.
Would you like to get involved next year? Watch for a chance to sign up as either an artist or as a sponsor for an artist starting next January. This marathon is not only an avenue for contributions to CVRAN, it is also a chance to be part of an artistic community. You can join in!Click Here to View a List of our Participants and DONATE! Click Here to View the March Arts Marathon 2022 Final Gallery
A BIG thank you to our underwriters who have made the March Arts Marathon possible:Arne and Deborah Abramowitz
Sam and Michele Clark
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