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Giving Back

As passionate as we are about our work at VBA, it’s our families, friends and communities that shape us. Since its founding, the company has always been committed to the community and local charities.  This commitment led to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the creation of the Votze Butler Charitable Fund, providing us a focused and systematic means of contributing to organizations that give back to the community and its people. Disbursements from the fund are made based off of recommendations by our employees and causes that are important to them.

It is also important that we involve our co-workers in causes that everyone could embrace and rally around.  Each quarter, our employees choose a charity to which they want to donate their time.  As a team, we volunteer hands-on at different local non-profits.  Time is the most valuable gift you can give, and our team says this is one of their favorite things about working at VBA.

Organizations We Support:
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
Bridgewell
Boston Marathon, Miles for Miracles
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
Catie’s Closet
Challenge Unlimited, Inc. at Ironstone Farm
Cole A. Kinney Memorial Scholarship Fund
Community Teamwork, Inc.
Crushing Cancer for Kids
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Disabled American Veterans
Disabled Sports USA
Dr. An Wang Middle School
Esperanza Academy
The Fisher House of Boston
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Hidden Battles Foundation
The Home for Little Wanderers
Homes for Our Troops
House of Hope
The Jessie Fund
The Jimmy Fund

Kevin Youklis’ Hits for Kids
Lowell Parks & Recreation
Lowell Transitional Living Center
The Megan House Foundation
Merrimack Valley Food Bank
Mill City Grows
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Murkland Elementary School
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Open Pantry of Greater Lowell
Ottoson Middle School
Owl Diner Charities
PanMass Challenge
Special Olympics
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Tennis Against Breast Cancer Challenge
Toys for Tots
Travis Mills Foundation
Veterans Assisting Veterans, Inc.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Wounded Warriors Project
Wreaths Across America