Community Round Up

Warren joins Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman
Nancy Warren of Charlotte has joined Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman. Warren has over 16 years of experience in the industry, working in northwest Vermont since 2005.

“Her vast knowledge on the real estate market, neighborhoods, and towns throughout the region has earned her recognition as a top-producing agent in the market,” Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman said in a release.

Junior League of Champlain Valley giving 100,000 diapers to food shelves
The Junior League of Champlain Valley Diaper Bank will distribute 100,000 diapers to over 30 food shelf partners at its monthly distribution event as it advocates the Legislature for $380,000 to support a state-sponsored diaper bank as a solution to diaper need in Vermont. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or child clean, dry, and healthy. Approximately one in three U.S. families experience diaper need.

The Junior League of Champlain Valley founded the Diaper Bank in 2018 in response to a need that was not being met by existing government subsidies or other support programs. Four years later, the Diaper Bank operates statewide, partnering with 57 organizations and has distributed more than 2.3 million diapers. The growth of this program has demonstrated the ongoing need of Vermont families for access to diapers and diapering supplies, and that a volunteer-based system is no longer adequate or sustainable.

Junior League of Champlain Valley is proposing a staffed, state-sponsored Diaper Bank to make permanent the efforts of a 100 percent volunteer organization. This option is the most cost-effective way of distributing diapers to families in need and leverages existing resources to establish a simple and sustainable model with a high degree of continuity from the existing program.

HomeShare Vermont announces ‘staycation/vacation’ raffle prize list
HomeShare Vermont is offering a chance to win one of nine amazing opportunities to enjoy some of the finest inns, shopping, dining and entertainment that the state has to offer in its 2023 “staycation” raffle.

Winners will enjoy stays at Hotel Vermont, Lake Champlain Cottages, Lake Morey Resort, Middlebury Inn, The Pitcher Inn and Snow Farm Inn. There’s also a shopping spree that includes gift certificates to Gardener’s Supply, Homeport, Phoenix Books and the Warren Store, and a package that includes a night on the town in Burlington with dinner at A Single Pebble and tickets to see Samantha Bee at the Flynn. Another winner will receive a $500 gift certificate for Amtrak.

The drawing will be conducted on Thursday, April 20, and will be streamed live by the Media Factory.

Tickets can be purchased on the Home Share Vermont website. The full prize list can also be viewed there.

HomeShare Vermont is a non-profit organization with over 40 years of experience providing a comprehensive screening and matching service to people who have a home to share and those looking for a place to live.