Williston Observer: 2023 Williston Giving Guide

A Community Philanthropy Guide for Donors and Volunteers

When the year draws to a close and the holidays are upon us, it’s a great time to think about ways to give back, to support the health and wellbeing of our community and beyond. This guide contains a list of nonprofit organizations located in or serving Williston that can benefit from your donations or your time and talents as a volunteer. Whether supporting these organizations or other meaningful causes, we hope those who are able to share this year will be inspired by the good work going on all around us.

Age Well

Age Well provides services free of charge to Vermonters 60 years of age and older and to their caregivers. For nearly 50 years, Age Well has provided services and support that allow aging Vermonters to stay independent, and remain healthy at home, where they want to be. We excel at integrating community resources, health services, and wellness programs to enhance and improve the quality of life for older adults.

We offer care & service coordination, Meals on Wheels, Grab & Go meals, community meals, wellness programs, social activities, transportation services, expertise on Medicare, insurance, long and short-term care options, and the Helpline 1-800-642-5119. Overwhelmingly, Vermonters want to grow old in their own homes, Age Well provides the services and support to ensure that is a possibility.

Age Well’s mission is to provide the support and guidance that inspires our community to age with confidence.

Donations sought:

Your donations help ensure that older adults have access to the nutritious meals, safety checks, and care coordination they deserve. As a non-profit, our services are provided at no charge, and your support ensures that we are able to continue to provide our services to those in need.

Age Well accepts donations of cash through one-time or monthly gifts, stock donations, charitable bequests, and even donations of working or non-working vehicles. Learn more: agewellvt.org/giving-back/ways-to-give

How to donate:

Whether one-time, monthly, or in honor of someone special, your gift helps older Vermonters here in Northwestern Vermont age well. Age Well is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN #22-2474636. Donations are tax-deductible.

You can donate at any time on our website at agewellvt.org/?form=donate. Donations can also be mailed to: Age Well, 875 Roosevelt Hwy, Ste 210, Colchester, Vermont 05446.

Call Sara Wool, Director of Development at 802-662-5229 or email [email protected].

Volunteer opportunities:

There are several ways to give your time to those who need it most. Opportunities to volunteer are available in Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Chittenden counties. You can volunteer as an individual or team! Several local businesses and community groups create volunteer teams.

Opportunities to volunteer include: Delivering Meals on Wheels, veterans visiting other veterans, providing transportation, friendly visits, grocery shopping, budgeting assistance, and more. Contact the Volunteer Services Team to learn more at 802-662-5249 or [email protected].

Contact information:

Contact name: Sara Wool, Director of Development

Phone: 1-800-642-5119

Email address: [email protected]

Website: agewellvt.org

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