Building materials needed for Irene rebuilding in Pawlet

BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is collecting materials for rebuilding homes damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.  

Storm-damaged COTS Daystation in Burlington needs your help

Despite the generous recent support of community members, storm damage to the COTS Daystation on July 4th will require even more donations to resume operations.

VHFA sponsors Lake Monsters game to raise money for United Way

Lake MonstersWhat better way to celebrate spring in Vermont than planning a night at the ballpark? 

Cathedral Square housing residents enjoy donated flowers

Seniors living in assisted rental housing managed by Cathedral Square Corporation are among the many happy beneficiaries of a new program run by local florists.

Services for Melinda Bussino set for Friday and Saturday, March 9-10

A celebration of Melinda Bussino’s life will be held Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro.   Calling hours will be at Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home on Friday, March 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Melinda, the Executive Director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center for the homeless and hungry, died Sunday after a fatal heart attack.

Spotlight on VHFA’s Brenda Howley: Helping to house in VT and India

VHFA’s Legal Coordinator, Brenda Howley, recently returned from a trip in India, following a path that began 27 years ago. 

VHFA elves deliver to King St. Center and Lund Center

VHFA elves delivered seventy-five pairs of mittens to the King Street Center and bags of items on a local low-income family's holiday wish list to the Lund Family Center this afternoon.

'Tis the season

Although we look for ways to give back to the community throughout the year, VHFA staff have stepped things up a bit during the holiday season.    

The first of the agency's recent efforts was a Thanksgiving food drive for the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.    A total of 120 pounds of food, ranging from frozen turkeys to canned goods, was donated by the staff. 

Several days later marked the annual VHFA Pie Auction, in which the culinary prowess of staff reaped proceeds of $245 for the United Way of Chittenden County. 

Mittens, gloves, hats & scarves needed!

It's time for VHFA's annual mitten drive for Burlington's King Street Center and we need your help.  Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, or scarves  to our office on the corner of King and St. Paul Streets in Burlington are heartily welcome any time before Friday, December 9.  Waterproof gloves and mittens are especially appreciated. 

VHFA wins United Way “President’s Award”

VHFA received the President’s Award from the United Way of Chittenden County.

VHFA has won the award a number of times over the years. In 2005, we won the “Campaign of the Year,” the United Way’s top award.

The President’s Award recognizes more than 80 percent employee participation in United Way fundraising, with employee giving of more than $75 per capita.


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