SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project) has announced its Fall 2017 grant awards. A total of $4,500 was awarded to the following nonprofit organizations: Hinesburg Community Resource Center, Lake Champlain Land Trust, Local Motion LaPlatte River, and Support and Services at Home Seniors (SASH).

These awards are made possible with the funds raised by SCHIP through the sale of donated gently used clothing, household items, accessories, art and collectibles at its resale shop in the distinctive yellow building on Route 7, next to the Shelburne town offices. Since April 2005, more than $620,000 has been distributed.

As a member of our communities, you too are an intimate part of our mission. Come shop, donate, volunteer and help us continue to meet our objectives for the future. For more information on grant recipients or the organization, please visit our website (schipstreasure.org) or our Facebook page (SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop) or call the shop for volunteer or donation inquiries at 985-3595.

The deadline for the next round of grant applications is January 31, 2018. The maximum grant is $3,000. Application forms are available on the “Contacts” page at SCHIP.

Our participating faith communities are All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne; Charlotte Congregational Church; Hinesburg United Church; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Charlotte; Shelburne United Methodist Church; St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Shelburne; St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Hinesburg; Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne; and Vermont Zen Center, Shelburne.