COMMUNITY IMPACT FOCUS


AFFORDABLE LIVING

Junior League of Champlain Valley has joined with community partners including but not limited to Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Ronald McDonald House, Lund Early Childhood Program, Vermont Foodbank and Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to volunteer and advocate for individuals in our community struggling to live affordably. This struggle is caused by factors such as gaps in wages versus rental costs, limited availability of affordable housing and lack of affordable “healthy” food.  

We are committed to creating and increasing a variety of volunteer and advocacy opportunities within our focus area that meet the interests of our members and needs of our community partners.

Upon hearing that 8-10 people per day were requesting diapers at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, the JLCV organized a drive to provide diapers for families in need. Our hope is to develop Vermont's first diaper bank - providing a steady source of diapers to local families in need - for launch in 2019.


#DIAPERNEED

Imagine having to choose between diapering or feeding your child. Imagine not being able to go to work or school because you don’t have diapers to send with your child to daycare or an early education program. Imagine you don’t have the money to buy the 6-10 diapers your child needs in a day, so he or she has to spend all day and night in the same diaper. This is the reality for 1 in 3 families who struggle with #diaperneed

The Junior League of Champlain Valley is hosting a diaper drive that aims to gather 15,000 diapers by the middle of March to be distributed to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Find out how to get involved by clicking here.


Junior League of Champlain Valley, PO Box 4418, Burlington, VT 05406 Email JLCV


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