There are many Vermonters who are in need, and Holiday giving can make a big difference.
There are many ways to give back to our neighbors and communities. The following organizations are in continual need of donations and additional support during the holidays:
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, and community services. They are also 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.
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. If it's easier for you, we at Carlson Real Estate collect food items for the Food Share on an ongoing basis, so please feel free to drop off any of your healthy canned and boxed goods, and we'll be sure to get them there.
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.
Green Mountain Habitat For Humanity, located in Morrisville, has been building affordable and energy-efficient homes for lower-income 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.
Chill. This organization, founded by Jake and Donna Carpenter of Burton Snowboards, works with social service agencies, mental health agencies, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs, and schools in local communities to select youth participants to achieve positive youth development that they couldn't otherwise reach. For more information, you can visit their site here.
"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi
photo credit: Lamoille Family Center