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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.

EVERY Wednesday ALL DAY 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 make a donation on YOUR behalf 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 $17,486 to LOCAL causes so far!

Upcoming Community Pint Night Charity Organizations

November

KidsPLAYce
” Established in 1983, KidsPLAYce is our community’s beloved indoor play space for children 0-8 years old and their caregivers. We offer an amazing place for families to learn, play and grow together in our storybook themed play structures which include a playhouse, castle and ship, arts, crafts and snack space and a book nook.
Visitors, area families, organizations, and groups enjoy KidsPLAYce as a community resource offering a family friendly, safe and inspiring place for imaginative play, exploration, discovery, socialization, birthday parties, kid centric events, and community organizing to benefit area children and families. KidsPLAYce is 30+ years old and still growing! Thank you to all of the founders, alumni, community members and volunteers who built, loved and sustained us since 1983!”

Wheels for Laura

“The goal for this fundraising campaign is to raise $11,000 for the purchase of a wheelchair and power-assist for Laura Momaney. Laura has been back and forth with Medicaid since January 13th, 2016 trying to get a much needed power-assist wheelchair. Despite her abundance of requests and for this unquestionably important need, Medicaid has continually denied Laura’s requests. In the wake of these denied requests, community organizer Wyatt Andrews points out how “this fundraising campaign has been organized to mobilize our community to support this important cause.”

Faced with this situation, our community is coming together and supporting Laura’s cause. On the evening of Thursday October 13th, a group of local community organizers will host a concert and silent auction to benefit community superhero, Laura Momaney. The event will be held at 118 Elliot Street from 7-11pm. Local music groups including Jatoba, Derrik Jordan, Belle Machine, Jonas Fricke, Ben Mitchell, and Deep Seize have volunteered to perform. Local artists including Jonas Fricke, Becca Blust, James Primrose, and Heather Miller, among others have donated art pieces of all shapes and sizes to be included in the silent auction. Laura’s original chalk art will also be featured in the auction. Gift cards from local businesses including Boomerang, the Blind Masseur, and Superfresh Organic Café will also be featured as part of the silent auction. ”

Girls on the Run

“Beginning in 1999 with only 15 girls from Windham County, Girls on the Run Vermont has now enriched the lives of over 38,000 girls grades 3-8 through proven curriculum and team-building fitness events that cultivate community spirit. In 2016, we’ll serve 3,400 more girls participating in our program at over 140 sites across Vermont, including St. Michael’s, Oak Grove, and Green Street School – right near Whetstone Station!

Every year, our girls — guided by their volunteer coaches — work hard for 10 weeks to set personal fitness goals, learn about their limitless potential, and motivate each other. As a celebratory end to each season, Girls on the Run hosts three 5K events (Northern, Central, Southern) across the state. All of our girls cross the finish line and even more family and community members cheer them on! We expect our 2016 Southern event at Brattleboro Union High School alone will see over 1,500 in attendance.

Your support will help empower our local girls to grow up healthy, confident, and strong!

December

Vermont Food Bank
The Vermont Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. We serve 153,000 Vermonters annually – that’s 1 in 4, 34,000 of whom are children under 18. We work with 225 food shelves and meal sites throughout the state to distribute 12 million pounds of nutritious food, including meat, fruit, vegetables and nonperishable food products. Our second largest distribution center is located in Brattleboro, and it’s also the hub for our most active gleaning program, harvesting local produce to share with our neighbors and friends in need.

Youth Services

“For over 40 years, Youth Services has been many things to many people. From helping homeless teens transition into life off the streets to building parenting skills for young families to rehabilitating and reintegrating people who have misstepped and want to do better, There is so much that we do to help those that might otherwise be forgotten, but it is best summed up in our mission statement: Youth Services provides transformative programs in prevention, intervention and development for young people and families in Windham County communities.

Youth Services is there when federal, state and local programs are not. We are a nonprofit comprised of unfailingly professional, caring, dedicated and effective staff who work to transform the lives of members of our community. We believe that helping young people and familiies early, when there is time and opportunity to make a real and lasting impact, is better for everyone. Typically we serve 1500 young people and their families each year.”

United Way of Windham County

99% of the money raised through the United Way of Windham County stays in Windham County. They organize and offer the VITA tax service (free tax prep for those who meet certain requirements), the free Adult Dental Care Day, the Day of Caring, and events to support their Education fund. They mobilize the goodwill of hundreds of community members to raise money to meet the local need, and to create a better quality of life for everyone.

January

The Women’s Freedom Center
The Women’s Freedom Center is a social change organization working to end men’s violence against women and children. We serve both Windham and southern Windsor Counties, and 2014 marks our 40th year. Our services include a 24 hour hotline for anyone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence; we also have a confidential shelter, and provide a wide range of advocacy, including legal, economic, and medical, as well as community outreach and education.

Brattleboro School Endowment

“The Brattleboro School Endowment was created to provide ongoing financial support for Brattleboro elementary school winter sports programs. The winter sports programs give local students a chance to participate in our Vermont winter sports traditions at a reduced rate through the generosity of nearby ski areas . Each school sends children to the mountain one day a week during school for a few select weeks in winter to learn to ski ,snowboard and shred it up ! The cost would otherwise be prohibitive for many local children .

In addition , The Bratttleboro School Endowment can help fund any enrichment programs outside of the school budget. This fund provides a means of giving something extra to public education .”

Hundred Nights, Inc. 
Hundred Nights, Inc. is a community organization with three components: 1) provide a cold weather shelter which offers clean beds in a safe and warm space from 7pm to 7am during the winter months 2) operate the Open Doors Resource Center which provides a welcoming space for people to gather for sustenance of body and spirit on a year-round basis and 3) a free clinic is offered by volunteer medical professionals from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Keene State College to provide acute medical care to the uninsured.
Last season 1,993 bed-nights of shelter were provided to 119 unique individuals at the Shelter. During 2014, to date, over 535 individuals have made use of the Resource Center over 9,000 times. There have been several occasions when other shelters are full that we open ours up to people from all over NH and VT.

February

Harris Hill Ski Jump

Be part of the action on Feb. 18 and 19 as Harris Hill Ski Jump comes alive with the excitement of the spectators, the focus of the athletes as they soar more than 300 feet at speeds up to 60 mph, and the festive atmosphere of the music, food vendors, beer tent and the ringing of cow bells. It’s all happening at Harris Hill Ski Jump where top jumpers from around the world compete on New England’s only, Olympic-size, 90-meter hill. Learn first hand why Harris Hill is the pride of Brattleboro which attracts several thousand people to the area to celebrate 95 years of this iconic winter tradition in our town.

Westgate Housing

Westgate Housing is the resident-controlled not for profit owner of Westgate Apartments. We’re proud that our residents have a voice in how their home is run. It’s an unfortunately rare thing in affordable housing. In addition to facilitating resident participation, Westgate Housing provides programing for our mixed-income community including: A Food Shelf, Resident Services, Monthly Events, A Senior Club, and Youth Programming in collaboration with the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club.

United Way of Windham County
Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.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.

March

Silver Towers Camp

“The Silver Towers Camp for People with Disabilities is the chief charitable project of the Vermont Elks Association, which has owned and operated Silver Towers since 1958. It is among the first of its kind in the United States, and still remains one of the very few.

An overnight retreat for those with mental and physical challenges, the camp demands more focused attention than others, and thus has a high ratio of counselors to campers to accommodate the special needs of the campers.

The Brattleboro Elks Lodge #1499 has 800 members and disseminates thousands of dollars locally to education, drug awareness, veterans, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and countless others. This project is one the Lodges special concerns that puts Brattleboro on the state map as being a concerned and giving community.”

Big Brother / Big Sisters of Windham County

“The BBBS Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Desired results of program: Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success for local youth facing adversity.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is designed with community in mind. We are a volunteer driven organization providing local Brattleboro residents the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child by sharing their insight and skills as a one-to-one mentor. We offer opportunities for local youth to be paired with a caring adult mentor who serves as a positive role model and friend. The best natural remedy for a child who has experienced any kind of trauma or adversity in their life is the connection with a caring, reliable, consistent mentor who can help to foster improved self-esteem and self worth and support the child in fulfilling their own personal success story.”

The Family Garden
The Family Garden, Inc. is a small non-profit childcare center in West Brattleboro, serving children ages six weeks to age five. The center has three classrooms – one baby room, and two multi-age classrooms that include children ages 2-5. The Family Garden, Inc. is a small center with a family-style layout to each classroom space (kitchen, play area, and nap room within each classroom) with operating hours that work well for parents working full-time. Almost 80% of the families receive state subsidy for childcare. The Family Garden helps the Brattleboro area community by offering a compassionate staff, affordable care, and a setting that feels like a home to young children.

April

Windham Child Care Association

“Windham Child Care Association (WCCA) is a leading voice for children, families, early educators and communities. We support and strengthen them through education, advocacy, partnerships, and access to services. For 35 years we have been a trusted source of information and services for families, children and early childhood and afterschool professionals ensuring that access to high-quality early care and education programs are available to all families in Windham County. These programs and services include: Professional Development Program for Early Childhood Educators, Child Care Referral, the Child Care Financial Assistance Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Early Learning Express bookmobile. Last year, Windham Child Care Association’s programs served Brattleboro resident in the following ways:

Professional Development
• 92 unduplicated early care and education providers attended at least one 2-hour training session, most participants averaged 11 hours of training.
• 6 home-based early care and education providers received ongoing mentoring support for program improvement activities.

Child and Adult Care Food Program
• 6 early care and education providers caring for 72 children participated in the food program.
• A total of 20,475 meals were served in FY16.

Child Care Referral Program
• Last year, 71 families caring for 79 children received child care consumer education and referral services.

Child Care Financial Assistance Program
• We served 205 families caring for 292 children who qualified for financial assistance.

Children’s Integrated Services
• Served 48 families caring for 50 children with special needs.

Early Learning Express Bookmobile
• Visited 26 center and home-based early care and education programs; 3 Housing communities (Moore Court, Westgate, and Ledgewood Heights); The Meadow School at the Brattleboro Retreat and various free summer meal sites including Living Memorial Park.

River Valley School of Art
“River Gallery School of Art provides a studio space in which students of all ages explore their creativity through the practice of making art.
River Gallery School of Art is based on the belief that each person has artistic and creative capacities which, when nurtured, will find unique and valuable expression. Through mentoring, the school provides the techniques to develop skills, inviting the possibility of art to become a vital force in one’s life.”

West Bee Nursery School

West Bee Nursery School is a parent cooperative that honors childhood by supporting diverse families and educating children in a play-based environment, emphasizing exploration, creativity and wonder. The curriculum is designed to provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for social and physical development, musical expression, number concepts and pre-literacy skills. The school is located in West Brattleboro and serves the Brattleboro area.

May

Womens Freedom Center

The Women’s Freedom Center is a social change organization based in Brattleboro and serving Windham and Southern Windsor counties with a focus toward ending men’s physical, sexual, and emotional violence against women and children. To this end, we are committed to offering support and advocacy to survivors of violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. Services we offer include a 24 hr emergency hotline, a safe and confidential shelter space, safety planning, advocacy, outreach, information & referral, support groups, and education & prevention.

Safe Place Child Advocacy 

“Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center is a place for children who may have been abused to come to talk to specially trained investigators from DCF and Law Enforcement.

Our goals are to:

· Do our best to find out what happened

· Make the experience as comfortable as possible for children.

· Help families to begin to heal.

· Work in cooperation with other services to help children and families.

Windham County Humane Society
WCHS houses and cares for stray, abandoned and neglected animals, as well as for owner surrendered pets; adopts animals out to approved homes; provides lost and found services; offers monthly low cost spay/neuter clinics to the public; provides pet food assistance for those in need; and coordinates the investigation of reports of animal cruelty and neglect.

Community Pint Night Charity Organizations

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.

 

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brattleboro Time Trade
Brattleboro Time Trade allows for the exchange of time credits, a type of community currency that anyone can earn by using their time, resources, skills or energy to help others. Each hour of service provided to another Time Trade member earns one time credit. You can spend your time credits on  services provided by any of the other members of the Time Trade. – See more at: http://www.brattleborotimetrade.org/.

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.

Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue
Celebrating over 20 years of helping greyhounds!
Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Center was founded in 1992 in West Swanzey, NH. We are a state-licensed animal shelter and non-profit organization. We are dedicated to educating the public about racing greyhounds and finding responsible, loving homes for greyhounds.

Toys for Kids
Toys for Kids of Vermont is a volunteer program sponsored by the Vermont Marine Corps League which collects new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas season and oversees their distribution to needy children in Vermont. All money collected stays in Vermont and is used to purchase age appropriate toys to supplement donations, and for older children.
Over twenty thousand Vermont kids live below the poverty level and at Christmas time. The Toys for Kids program provides those kids with toys.It is our goal to see that no child in Vermont wakes up on Christmas morning and asks, “Why can’t Santa come to my house?”

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.

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.

Living Memorial Park Snow Sports
Living Memorial Park Snow Sports is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that runs and maintains the ski area at the park. Only $5 for an all day ticket, night skiing included.  Our mission is to make skiing affordable, quality, and fun in the Brattleboro area.  We operate a T-bar surface lift on a hill that’s appropriate for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders.

Brattleboro Outing Club
Founded in 1922 by local sports enthusiast Fred Harris, the Brattleboro Outing Club (BOC) is one of the oldest civic outdoor sports associations in the country. It’s mission to “encourage, develop, and promote family outdoor life and good fellowship” has remained unchanged over the decades. It also keeps fees low by relying on an active volunteer base. As a result, BOC offers a great opportunity to join and participate in affordable outdoor activities year-round.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.