As everyone who saw our Party with a Purpose contest knows that we love fun fundraisers. We’re thrilled to be able to present this one from photographer Cat Cutillo. Two hundred guests donned their best hat and garden party attire for Lund’s 3rd Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea & Bubbly in South Burlington, Vermont. It was an afternoon of mayhem and merriment filled with scones, fresh berries, tea sandwiches, pastries, tea from around the world, champagne, and more. Festivities included a treasure hunt, musical toad stools, face painting, hat making and croquet. The most original hats won prizes. The event helped raise more than $23,000 to support Lund’s programs that strengthen children and families across Vermont.
With more than 122 years of experience, Lund annually serves more than 5,000 children and family members. Lund’s work focuses on three goals: strengthening families, reducing child abuse and neglect, and helping to create new families through adoption. Its mission is to help children thrive by serving families with children, pregnant or parenting teens and young adults, and adoptive families.