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Giving Back - Sweet Basil Cards

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:

Alzheimer’s Association

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 Cares

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!

~ Megan

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