Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers in South Burlington has chosen Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity to benefit from its annual garage sale, June 2-8. Each year, the store selects a local nonprofit to receive donations from customers at the sale, and the store then matches the donations up to $3,000.
Robert and Maye Bachofen, owners of Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers, believe that it is important to support their community by providing this opportunity to an area nonprofit.
“We are delighted to select Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, from a worthy group of local charities who applied, to be our nonprofit partner in this year’s sale.” said Robert. “It is very important to us to give back to the community in this way.”
David Mullin, executive director of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Williston, said, “We are very appreciative of the opportunity to share our story with customers at the Cheese Traders sale. Green Mountain Habitat must locally raise all the funding needed each year to build simple, decent, and perpetually affordable homes for low-income working families in Chittenden County. These families must be at 60 percent or less of the median income and must be living in substandard housing to apply to become Habitat homeowners. We receive no funding from Habitat for Humanity International and rely on the generosity of local donors to build the homes … Each year the demand for affordable housing in Chittenden County increases and our goal is to build more houses each year, with the support of the community.”
This year’s garage sale at Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers will be held June 2 to 8, from 10am to 7pm at the store at 1186 Williston Road in South Burlington. For additional information visit www.cheesetraders.com.