When I moved to Hinesburg, I was not only brand new to town but a new mom as well. Living in a rural community, with a pretty tight budget, and figuring out how to stay connected as a stay-at-home parent could have been daunting if it hadn’t been for the Hinesburg Community Resource Center. Their Friends of Families programs offered connection to other families and allowed me to quickly find community in my new home and in my new role as a caregiver.
Years later, I am still thankful for that connection, and I am also grateful to now be doing work that helps others get connected and get basic needs met. It’s a small community, and I get to know many of the families we work with personally. I know people who struggle to put food on the table and families who have had the electricity shut off. I also know so many people who help and are so generous with their time and resources, and it feels wonderful to be connected to that positive, local effort in a time when I can feel a little overwhelmed by where to start, with so many needs out there in the world.
You may have heard that we’re raising funds through USA Today’s “A Community Thrives” challenge. We are trying to reach a goal of $3,000 by April 12 to be considered for some bonus grant funds. I can’t tell you how huge that would be for our little grassroots organization. For those of you who are able to contribute to local community building work, we would be honored to have your support. Please start at act.usatoday.com and click “donate” – you can then type “Hinesburg Community Resource Center” into the “search by state box” to find us.
Hinesburg Community Resource Center