Creating Caring Community

                            “Celebrating over 25 years"

 

 

 

 
FALL is here!

There are many ways to support JUMP; Volunteer… “All you need is an open heart and listening ear to be a JUMP volunteer. Everything else can be learned.” Or make a contribution...TODAY!

  
If you'd like to support the important work that JUMP does for approximately 3000 individuals and families a year, please consider making a one time or reoccurring tax-deductible donation.

"JUMP is not a place, but an action..."

JUMP is not a place, but rather an action where the community challenges of poverty are identified and confronted head on every day.  Beginning with the first client interview when we ask “Is there anything else you wish to tell us”, the response might range from “my hours got cut and summer vacation is hard – it costs more to feed the kids” to “I could use new socks and foot powder.  I’m really concerned about my feet”, or “I camp outdoors year round.  I use adhesive shoe glue to repair my tent, sleeping bag, clothes and shoes but each tube costs $6.00”.  We’ve also heard “I’m basically homeless by choice since I left my abusive relationship” and “I moved here from Iraq four years ago.  My husband can’t work because of his heart and diabetes.”  


No, JUMP is not a place, but rather a blessing.  It has become a call to action where staff, volunteers and working partners discover and share many talents in open dialogue.  We engage in purposeful conversation as we move beyond the gulf of our own social and economic differences to help neighbors affected by mental or physical illness, homelessness or substandard housing, recent incarceration, domestic violence, single parenthood, substance abuse, unemployment or low wages.  Ultimately, JUMP is a call to action to respond to unconditional united need presented by POVERTY.            (To read the complete article and Bi-Annual Newsletter, please click here)


 

“Planting the Seeds of Hope and Change”
December 7, 2014 11AM-3PM

Contois Auditorium at City Hall


Gifts that Give is an holiday giving fair and festive holiday event hosted by a partnership of downtown churches, College Street Congregational, Christ Church Presbyterian, St Paul’s, 1st Baptist. 

 

“A community inclusive event, Gifts that Give offers an opportunity for downtown shoppers, neighbors, family and friends to buy “presents” in the holiday season that give twice – to the recipient of the gift, and to the people who are served by the nonprofit.”


16 Participating Non-profits:

Mercy Connections, Joint Urban Ministry Project, Habitat for Humanity, 

Committee on Temporary Shelters, Women Helping Battered Women, Northern Friends of Haiti Spectrum, Vermont Interfaith Action, Camp Agape Vermont, Kids for Peace, ANEW Place, Dismas House, Peace & Justice, Ghar Sita Mutu, Meals on Wheels and

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program