I am happy to donate Sweet Basil Cards to non-profit auctions when I am able. I have donated cards to the following organizations in the past year:
Burlington Area Community Gardens
Car Share VT
Food for Farmers
Fool’s Gold Art Auction
Hunt Middle School PTO
Integrated Arts Academy
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Tropical Storm Irene Relief
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Vermont Stage Company
Vermont Travel Industry
Vermont Women in Higher Education
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association
Please consider joining Sweet Basil Cards is supporting HANDS – Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors of Burlington, Vermont. This is a non-profit which I founded when I learned that some older people in the area had nowhere to gather on Christmas Day. HANDS provides social and nutritional opportunities for older adults and their families. The organization reduces isolation, ensures better nutrition, provides a greater sense of community, and celebrates friendship.
HANDS volunteers provide a non-denominational Holiday Dinner for Seniors on Christmas Day and provide the Christmas Day meal delivery for the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging. Last year, HANDS prepared and delivered 250 meals to older Vermonters. We also provide funding for one meal per week at the Heineberg Senior & Community Center. And we established an intergenerational gardening project with kids and seniors at local senior housing. Eventually, we’d love to connect local farms with more seniors.
HANDS depends on volunteers to provide donations for meals and giftbags, wrapping gifts, cooking, staffing the sit-down dinner, providing entertainment, and delivering meals on Christmas. We have created a 501c3 non-profit organization to continue and expand our services.
Thank you for your support and for making the life of a senior a little bit brighter!