Community Roundup – December 1, 2022

SCHIP announces grants to 11 local nonprofits
SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project) has announced its autumn 2022 grant awards of $27,500.

The 11 local non-profits receiving grants are Age Well, Champlain Housing Trust, Feeding Chittenden, Hinesburg Community Resource Center, Joseph’s House, Kidpower, Prevent Child Abuse, Resource, Shelburne Rescue, St. Catherine of Sienna Church and the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

SCHIP raised these funds 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 the first grants were given in April 2005, more than $828,500 has been distributed.

SCHIP accepts grant applications twice a year. The deadlines are April 15 and Oct. 15 each year. The maximum grant is $3,000. Application forms are available on the “Grants” link at

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; and Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne.

Junior League of Champlain Valley seeks to raise $10,000
To continue its community projects, the Junior League of Champlain Valley has issued a #GivingTuesday Community Challenge and is seeking to raise $10,000.

A gift of $50 covers the ingredients to cook for the approximately 30 people that come to Spectrum Youth and Family Services’s drop-in center on a weeknight.

A gift of $80 pays for diapers for a child for a month.

Donations will help support these and other efforts of the Junior League of Champlain Valley.

To raise funds for these programs the Junior League of Champlain Valley has launched #givingtuesday community challenge.

The Junior League of Champlain Valley is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training.

Junior League of Champlain Valley community service focuses on addressing the issue of affordable living in Vermont. The organization runs Vermont’s only diaper bank, distributing diapers to partner organizations, mostly local food banks and parent child centers, who in turn distribute to families across the state.

When the Junior League of Champlain Valley started the diaper bank in 2018, it’s hope was to one day distribute 100,000 diapers to one organization, however today, it distributes more than 80,000 diapers per month to 50 partner organizations.

To respond to the #GivingTuesday Community Challenge visit the website or mail a check to the Junior League of Champlain Valley, P.O. Box 4418, Burlington, VT 05406.