Crop Cash $$, Happy Campers, & Hot Weather Happenings

We’re in the thick of a beautiful (but hot!) Vermont summer, so now is the perfect time of year to stop by at one of Vermont’s many Farmer’s Markets.  Qualifying households who participate in 3SquaresVT can double their buying power at Farmer’s Markets as each dollar spent is matched with Crop Cash.

Summer is also a great time to explore the outdoors.  Starting this year, you can now get a free campsite and camping gear from the State of VT to make your first time camping experience a bit easier.

Does camping sound like too much for you this summer?!  You can still get outdoors at the Ben & Jerry’s sponsored Summer Concert Series that happens each Tuesday night at dusk on Church St.

But be careful!  With this heat, you should follow these heat wave guidelines courtesy of the VT Department of Health that include some surprising facts:

·     Vermonters are at greater risk for serious heat-related illnesses, and even death, when the statewide average temperature reaches 87°F or hotter

  •          During the spring and early summer, hot weather can be especially harmful, since our bodies are still adjusting to the warmer conditions
  •         People at higher risk during hot weather include older adults and children, people active outdoors, people without air conditioning, and people with chronic medical conditions
  •          Learn the symptoms of heat illnesses and basic first aid
  •          Most heat illnesses can be prevented and treated through rest, shade, and water
  •        The number of days reaching a statewide average of at least 87°F is expected to increase in the future due to climate change

Click below to find-out more about any of these summer happenings.

July 2018 ROM UVM CS



Summer is here, and there are lots of happenings in the Burlington area

There’s soooo much going on in Burlington right now!

  • FREE Summer ELL classes in our local community are listed here by Julia from Vermont Adult Learning

Community ELL Classes Summer 2018


Sign-up your kid for free swim lessons at the Y

Camp Splash 2018

  • Be on the lookout and AVOID poison parsnip along VT roadways

Release_ Vermonters Cautioned to Look but Don’t Touch “Poison Parsnip”

  • Find-out how to fight sexual harassment in housing and become a PAID fair housing tester

DOJ Combat Sexual Harassment in housing

SHI – Blue Flyer – English and Spanish

Tester Training Burlington June 28

  • Contact a local resource coordinator to find-out more about summer meal planning and childcare for your kid

June 2018 UVM CS

  • Get your kid an updated passport on Saturday, June 30th in St. Albans

Local Media Note


April ROM, Bikeshare, and Citizenship Classes

New American Safety Festival poster

Spring is here.  Sort of — brrrrrr!  But at least you can tell it’s spring because everybody is itching to get outdoors!

Maybe you could go for a bikeride by signing-up for the new Greenride Bikeshare that has set up unmistakable, bright green bike racks on campus and around Burlington.  Or maybe you should first drop-in to the annual New American Safety Festival on Saturday, May 12th to get your kid a free bike helmet.  Or maybe you just want to sit back to enjoy a discounted performance at the Flynn Theater.

There’s lots of goings-on in Burlington this spring — even if warmth isn’t one of them!

April 2018 ROM UVM CS

Youth Job Fair Flyer 2018

Citizenship classes flyer

Bikeshare Flyer

PCAFlyer – April 2, 2018-pdf

Restoring Family Links Brochure Red Cross

Working Bridges ROM & Interfaith training posters

Help with heating and energy costs headlines the Working Bridges Resource of the Month (ROM) for January along with details about ongoing free legal clinics or “FAFSA Fridays” at VSAC in Winooski that are scheduled throughout January.

You will also see flyers below from Laura Engelken of the UVM Interfaith Center about upcoming events in UVM’s series of workshops aimed at improving our understanding of religion and spirituality on campus.  “Paganism 101” is scheduled on Tuesday, February 13th from 10am-Noon, and “Hinduism 101” is scheduled on March 5th from 1pm-3pm.  Both require advance registration through your UVM Peoplesoft account.

January 2018 ROM – UVM CS

Hinduism 101 8.5 x 14

Paganism 101 8.5 x 14

Kids bike giveaway, Mercy Winter/Summer events, & Working Bridges Resources of the Month


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2.) a large amount of something desirable

Our friends at RISPnet and United Way Working Bridges have shared flyers (see below) about a bunch of community events that are happening this winter and spring.  The most exciting is a kids bike giveaway, Bike Bonanza, that is being organized by Old Spokes Home (OSP) for low income Vermonters.

You should act quickly to preregister (click here) before the deadline of December 12th because OSP can only afford to giveaway 140 bikes.

In addition, the First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington continues to offer free legal clinics, and Mercy Connections is offering a range of training and education events — including a free citizenship preparation class.



December Resource News 2017 UVM

Bike Bonanza event

2018 Flynn Ticket Vouchers – UVM CS