Brattleboro Vermont Restaurant and Experimental Nano-Brewery

Brattleboro is home to many great non-profit organizations that provide assistance, support or general good deeds for others. We want to do our part to give back to our community whenever possible.

NEW for 2014, NOW EVERY Wednesday is Community Pint Night!

On this night, every beverage we sell is served with a token. 3 jars are displayed, with each representing a local charity or organization. Customers are invited to drop their token(s) into the jars of the organizations they wish to support. For each token, we donate $.50 to that cause!

There is no cost or obligation for a group to participate, although it obviously benefits both of us for the group to help spread the word about the night and their cause. The donation will be in the form of a Whetstone Station gift card, which you are free to raffle, sell, use as a prize, reward your staff or whatever will benefit you most.

To participate as a non-profit – please complete the application by clicking this button:

To participate as a guest, just join us on any Wednesday and do what you love anyway – dine and relax at the Whetstone Station!

Thanks to YOU we have donated over $10,967 to LOCAL causes so far!

2014 Community Pint Night Charity Organizations

January

Families First
Families First is a non-profit Special Services Agency, including Case Management, Personal Care, Respite, After School Care and summer activities. We provide services based on families’ unique needs and build on identified goals created by each consumer’s team. We serve children who are medically fragile, developmentally delayed and those who have mental health issues. Thirteen years ago, Families First began with just four families who wanted to create an agency that would be creative, nurturing and responsive to the day-to-day needs of families with special needs children. Today we serve over sixty families, with several referrals coming in each month. Our mission has three major objectives: to support families; to help people with disabilities learn skills of independence and to promote community awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Get on Board Windham County
This locally-grown leadership development program places talented young professionals (aged 22-44) as non-voting members on local nonprofit boards for a six-month apprenticeship. During the apprenticeship, Fellows and their board mentors come together for cross-generational networking plus training in board roles, financial management, fundraising, conflict resolution and strategic planning. Get on Board is a collaborative initiative of Marlboro College, Latchis Arts, SeVEDS, United Way and Youth Services.

Make a Wish Foundation

February

Kids PLAYce
KidsPLAYce is an indoor children’s discovery center located in the heart of Brattleboro, Vermont. Inside is a magical play-space filled with a life-sized boat, castle, two-story town house, train, building blocks, crafts, art, music, mazes, and more. Each of these wonderful story-book structures was hand built by Vermont artisans and craftsman.

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
The AIDS Project is a very small organization that serves many needs for people with HIV and AIDS in Windham and Bennington counties. They offer counseling, food services, prevention, safe talks, medical services, and social services. Their budget has been slashed over the last few years and their federal funding for prevention has been taken away because Southern Vermont is not a high risk area.

March

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Neighborhood Schoolhouse
In an era of cookie-cutter “No Child Left Behind” schools, Neighborhood cares for and nurtures each individual kid. Share the love with lower-income families by supporting their 2014 scholarship campaign!

April

Windham Child Care Association
Windham Child Care Association is the region’s number one child care community support organization. We are the bridge between families and the many types of child care programs available for children six months to thirteen years old. We are the only source of education, mentoring, counseling and financial support for early childhood educators. Programs and services include the Early Learning Express (a well-loved bookmobile program for young learners), Sprouts Early Learning Cooperative (the only child care program open from breakfast to bedtime), Child Care Referral and Eligibility Program, and our Professional Development Program for Early Childhood Educators. The organization has been promoting a good start for all our children since 1981.

Brooks Memorial Library
The mission of Brooks Memorial Library is to provide collections and services that support the learning, information, personal enrichment, and leisure needs of people of all ages in the Brattleboro community.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Our Mission: Prevent Child Abuse Vermont promotes and supports healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse. PCAV provides Parenting Programs, trainings and workshops for: children, parents, caregivers, educators and professionals. Last year PCAV served 17,000 children, parents, caregivers, educators and professionals in Vermont and 892 people in Windham County.

May

Senior Solutions
May is Older Americans Month, and we would like you to consider supporting Senior Solutions with your Community Pint night! Our Brattleboro office is in the municipal building, but we serve seniors & caregivers all over Windham County.

The Family Garden
The Family Garden is a Child Care & Education Center in Brattleboro offering compassionate care and education for children ages 6 weeks through the preschool years. The Family Garden offers mixed age groupings and a low teacher to child ratio as ways in which to foster strong connections and teach through experience with others. Multi-aged programming and small group numbers are the perfect setting for social and emotional development. Children at the Family Garden have consistent opportunities to interact with a diverse community of children and learn from each other with the guidance of supportive and dedicated teachers. The Family Garden helps the Brattleboro area community by offering early childhood education that is accessible to all families. Thank you for your support!

Operation Battle-bro
Putting Brattleboro bolder on the map! Battle-bro is a nationwide call network of veterans connecting, checking in, and providing mutual support to other veterans in a language that civilians can’t speak. Donations enable veterans free access to this growing network that originated here in Brattleboro, Vermont. The mission is to reduce the alarming rate of suicide amongst veterans. We owe it to them; to help our veterans adjust back to civilian society after service.

June

Harris Hill Ski Jump
A Brattleboro community tradition with a 90 year history. It is run entirely by a volunteer community dedicated to promoting and continuing the sport of ski jumping as the only remaining FIS certifies 90 meter ski jumping hill in New England. Our event attracts several thousand spectators to the Brattleboro area during Washington’s Birthday weekend and has earned us national and international press coverage. However, this event relies solely on business sponsorships, community donations, and ticket sales to cover related expenses such as domestic and international airfares for the jumpers, hotel accommodations, car rentals, snowmaking costs and a myriad of other associated expenses.

Strolling of the Heifers
We help support and sustain family farms by connecting people with healthy local food, and with the farmers and food producers who bring it to them.

River Gallery School of Art
River Gallery School of Art, a nonprofit arts organization, is a vibrant hub for Brattleboro’s artistic community, with bright, spacious studios on Main Street overlooking the West River. Founded in 1976, RGS offers classes, community workshops, summer and school vacation programs for students of all ages. Our core faculty members are all professional working artists, and teach a wide range of visual media including all types of painting, drawing, printmaking, and encaustics. RGS also partners with community organizations to offer classes to seniors and adults with physical and cognitive challenges. RGS fund-raises to provide scholarships for tuition assistance and also non profit intern options for area youth and college students.

July

Latchis Arts
For ten years Latchis Arts has provided leadership and advocacy for the arts in
southern Vermont. In 2003 Latchis Arts acquired the Latchis Hotel and Theatre and since then we have been renovating and restoring this art deco gem. The property houses a 30-room boutique hotel and four theatres, one of which, a grand old movie palace, is complete with Greek statuary and hand painted murals depicting Greek mythology. Come visit—it’s worth a trip from anywhere.
We boast a unique structure as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care and well-being of the for-profit Latchis Corporation. Latchis Corporation oversees the for-profit businesses which then return revenue to the local economy. It is truly a creative concept!

Southern Vermont Dance Festival
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival returns in July 2014 with an exciting round of dance classes, lectures and performances hosted in the one and only Brattleboro, VT. As last year, festival attendees will be invited to attend dance performances each evening as well as a choice of many different classes each day. There will be many amazing opportunities offered to the professional dancer, dance student, and dance enthusiast.

United Way of Windham County
Here at United Way we measure success by the difference we’re making in the lives of people in Windham County.
We do this work by mobilizing the goodwill of hundreds of community members to raise money to meet the local need, and to then distribute the money raised, to have the greatest positive impact on a better quality of life for everyone. And in addition, United Way of Windham County is a catalyst for the creation of community solutions by working closely with the providers and other stakeholders to meet our constantly changing local challenges.

August

Vermont Jazz Center
The Vermont Jazz Center is an internationally recognized institution that provides jazz education, programming and outreach. Currently in its 37th year, it was founded by the legendary guitarist, Attila Zoller and is now run by pianist, Eugene Uman.
The VJC features a summer jazz workshop, a monthly concert series, Wednesday night jam sessions, and frequent collaborations with area schools, arts organizations and businesses.

The Family Garden
Family-style early care and education can also be said to be attachment-style early care and education. The Family Garden believes that secure attachments are the foundation for healthy development: mixed age groupings and a low teacher to child ratio are ways in which we strive to foster those strong connections.

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

September

Brattleboro Area Hospice
Brattleboro Area Hospice addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of dying neighbors and their families. We provide non-medical assistance to the terminally ill and their loved ones, bereavement services to Hospice families as well as the general public, and we serve as a community resource on the issues of death, dying and grieving.

We are an independent, community-based, non-profit volunteer hospice organization that provides grassroots, volunteer-staffed programs to supplement and provide alternatives to the professional services utilized by dying and grieving community members. All of our services are free of charge to anyone living in Southeastern Vermont or bordering New Hampshire towns. Referrals to any of our programs can be made by a physician, home health care provider, nursing home, or family members.

Beards for BMH
BMH has provided healthcare services for over one hundred years. A licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, it serves a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The medical staff includes 137 board-certified physicians, both primary care and many specialists, and its 572 employees enjoy the help of over 110 active volunteers.

Beards for BMH is a spin off of Movember. The goal is to engage conversation and increase awareness of men’s health issues. This year area businesses are creating teams to compete.

Actors Theater
Now in its 39th year, The Actors Theatre Playhouse is the longest running community based theater company in the area. Presenting Main Stage Productions and Readings, ATP’s strength is its academic and professionally trained volunteers, presenting over one hundred productions since its inception.

2013 Community Pint Night Charity Organizations

January

Due to the late arrival of our tokens, we will start this program on the first Wednesday of February…

February

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
The Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) is a member-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 with the mission to develop a more ecologically informed citizenry through education and action in order to enhance and sustain the vitality of southern Vermont’s bioregion.

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

March

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic
The Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic provides primary medical and dental treatment to persons regardless of their ability to pay and serve as a referral resource for the community and other service organizations. Their primary target is persons who are uninsured, underinsured, do not have a local physician or have some other barrier to accessing medical care.

The Women’s Freedom Center (formally the Women’s Crisis Center) is the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence against women. We are committed to offering support and advocacy to survivors of violence as well as prevention and educational activities within Windham county.

April

Windham Child Care
The mission of Windham Child Care Association is to improve the lives of young children and their families in Windham County, Vermont.

Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding
Teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding center is focused on developing riding skills and provides exercise to individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional needs and developing career skills in horsemanship, horse care and behavior.

Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center and Southeastern Unit for Special Investigations is to facilitate an integrated, multidisciplinary response to victims of child physical and sexual abuse and victims of adult sexual assault that reduces trauma, promotes prevention and advocacy, and supports healing for all in our community affected by these offenses. In support of this mission, we provide a safe environment for individuals who may have been abused to come to talk with professionals.

May

Senior Solutions
May is Older Americans Month, and we would like you to consider supporting Senior Solutions with your Community Pint night! Our Brattleboro office is in the municipal building, but we serve seniors & caregivers all over Windham County.

Meeting Waters YMCA
Meeting Waters YMCA is the leading organization in Brattleboro and southeastern Vermont promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Its state-licensed school-age child care programs served 385 youth last year (49% of whom receive financial assistance) while supporting working parents. Its Healthy Communities Coalition has stimulated and supported efforts to “make the healthy choice the easy choice” throughout our communities. And, the Y shares its resources with other organizations and communities to support their success and impacts.

Gerdas Animal Aid
We are a 501c3 horse rescue located in the green mountains of Southern Vermont. We rescue horses from the unthinkable fate of being slaughter bound with the ultimate goal of finding them each a perfect new home.

June

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

The River Gallery School
Provides classes, studio space, and a working environment that encourages individual expression, where the visual arts and the creative process are explored and honored. We provide outreach opportunities in the form of student exhibitions, scholarships, community activities and collaborations with individuals and other organizations.

July

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic
The Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic provides primary medical and dental treatment to persons regardless of their ability to pay and serve as a referral resource for the community and other service organizations. Their primary target is persons who are uninsured, underinsured, do not have a local physician or have some other barrier to accessing medical care.

United Way Windham County

Here at United Way we measure success by the difference we’re making in the lives of people in Windham County.
We do this work by mobilizing the goodwill of hundreds of community members to raise money to meet the local need, and to then distribute the money raised, to have the greatest positive impact on a better quality of life for everyone. And in addition, United Way of Windham County is a catalyst for the creation of community solutions by working closely with the providers and other stakeholders to meet our constantly changing local challenges.

The Vermont Museum
The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum endeavors to foster an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition, research and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England’s largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.

August

Big Brothers Big Sisters / Youth Services
At Youth Services we believe in helping youth within the context of their families and their world. We also believe in helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so they can solve their own problems.

Gathering Place
The Gathering Place provides Adult Day services to promote empowerment, independence and quality of life for elders, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. We are dedicated to fostering collaborative community partnerships.

Winston L. Prouty Center
The Winston Prouty Center for Child Development provides inclusive education and family support to promote the success of children and families.

September

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Insight Photography Project
A non-profit photography project – also will be our September Gallery Walk exhibit! The In-Sight Photography Project offers students a creative voice and outlet, an opportunity to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth, and encourages them to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth ages 11-18 throughout Southern Vermont, regardless of their ability to pay.

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

October

American Cancer Society
Join WKVT, Fish and the Whetstone Station team in supporting a cause near and dear to many of us. For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic
The Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic provides primary medical and dental treatment to persons regardless of their ability to pay and serve as a referral resource for the community and other service organizations. Their primary target is persons who are uninsured, underinsured, do not have a local physician or have some other barrier to accessing medical care.

Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We operate two sites in Brattleboro and one in Bellows Falls. With over 1,100 members, we are the largest provider of youth programs and services in southern Vermont outside of the public school system.

November

Inspire School for AutismI.N.S.P.I.R.E. for Autism, Inc., an Integrated School Program for Independence, Relation-ships, and Entrepreneurship, is a non-profit, educational institution servicing the needs of adolescents and young adults, age 7-21, whose primary diagnosis is Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Families FirstFamilies First is a non-profit Special Services Agency, including Case Management, Personal Care, Respite, After School Care and summer activities. We provide services based on families’ unique needs and build on identified goals created by each consumer’s team. We serve children who are medically fragile, developmentally delayed and those who have mental health issues.
Thirteen years ago, Families First began with just four families who wanted to create an agency that would be creative, nurturing and responsive to the day-to-day needs of families with special needs children. Today we serve over sixty families, with several referrals coming in each month. Our mission has three major objectives: to support families; to help people with disabilities learn skills of independence and to promote community awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Post Oil Solutions, sponsor of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market (Saturdays at the River Garden on Main Street), is a nonprofit grassroots community sustainability group with a mission of building a strong local food system and addressing food security in the region. Your contributions from Community Pint Night will support our Market Match Coupon Program, which extends market purchasing power for EBT (food stamp) customers making local, nutritious food more available and affordable to all of our community. We see this as a truly WIN – WIN – WIN project – supporting healthier families, vibrant local businesses and a stronger local economy.

December

Morningside Shelter
Morningside is the only homeless shelter in southeastern Vermont. We specialize in housing placement and supportive housing services with ongoing staff support and life skills development for both families and individuals.

Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of animals and enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare.

Get on Board Windham County
This locally-grown leadership development program places talented young professionals (aged 22-44) as non-voting members on local nonprofit boards for a six-month apprenticeship. During the apprenticeship, Fellows and their board mentors come together for cross-generational networking plus training in board roles, financial management, fundraising, conflict resolution and strategic planning. Get on Board is a collaborative initiative of Marlboro College, Latchis Arts, SeVEDS, United Way and Youth Services.