As we approach the holiday season, there are many Vermonters who are less fortunate, and in need. One of the most gratifying traditions is giving to those who need assistance, which is a wonderful way to truly feel the spirit of this time of year.
Vermonters have always been known for their generosity, and there are many ways to give back to our communities and neighbors. The following organizations are in continual need of donations to further support our Vermont friends during the holidays, and throughout the year:
The Lamoille Community Food Share in Morrisville provides food security around Lamoille County. You can drop off food items, volunteer your time at the Food Share, or make a donation through their website. You can also find them on Facebook.
The Vermont Food Bank runs programs that help feed as many as 86,000 Vermonters who need food assistance. Find out ways to give at their website here.
Green Mountain Habitat For Humanity, located in Morrisville, has been building affordable and energy-efficient homes for low-income working families in north western Vermont. You can donate funds, labor, materials, and services to help ensure the availability of affordable homes for Vermonters for generations to come.
Habitat home build in Morrisville 2013
The Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville receives calls and visits from families experiencing crises, every day. The nurturing staff educate and support families through home, community and center based services; and they are always in need of volunteers. You can drop off food, gift and gas cards, and find out about other ways you can help by going to their website.
Clarina Howard Nichols Center works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. Clarina provides advocacy programs, emergency shelter, support and direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as community outreach programs to affect social change. Learn how you can help.
"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi