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People set up their tents for the Camp for a Common Cause on the Brattleboro Town Common. (Zachary P. Stephens/Brattleboro Reformer)

BRATTLEBORO >> The fourth annual Camp for a Common Cause kicks off Friday at 4 p.m.

For the past three years this event has been a joint fundraiser for Morningside Shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center; however, the two organizations merged last June creating Groundworks Collaborative.

Campers may begin setting up tents on the Common from 4 p.m. and are asked to pack up by 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, after a light breakfast.

The family-friendly one-night campout continues to successfully raise awareness around homelessness in the greater Brattleboro area. Groove Prophet (a local favorite rock and R&B cover band) returns to provide live music from 6 to 8 p.m., and festival food will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy the food and music, whether camping or not. Participating Campers are asked to raise a suggested minimum of $100 per person, or $250 per team to support Groundworks' efforts to house our neighbors experiencing homelessness.


All contributions are fully tax-deductible. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. Campers, and those wishing to make a contribution to a participating camper or team, should visit Donations can also be mailed to Groundworks Collaborative, PO Box 370, Brattleboro, VT 05302 (with checks payable to Groundworks Collaborative — write Camp in the subject line.) For more information, contact Libby at or 802-257-0066, ext. 1101.