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In 2015, JUMP will continue to explore community initiative’s which support shared effort and resources to reach out and meet families where they are at.


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"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.          




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THANK YOU Ascension Lutheran Church and Efficiency Vermont!!!

JUMP would like to thank the Ascension Lutheran Church and Efficiency Vermontfor their attention to detail of high energy cost impacting JUMP families.

In November 2014, Ascension Lutheran Church hosted an ENERGY STAR Community Service event to encourage our members, members of guest congregations, and people from the surrounding South Burlington community to take steps to reduce energy use. The goal of the event was to help people throughout our community takes steps to reduce energy costs and protect the environment. 

Successful, the event had a matching gift program to contribute energy efficient devices such as LED bulbs to low income households on a matching basis for actions taken by community participants.

Today, spear headed by congregation member Sam Swanson, 99 matching gifts LCD bulbs were delivered to JUMP to help families reduce energy cost resulting in lower utility expenses.