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Thanks for friends and neighbors

Neighbors and friends continue to support the work we do.

“We are so grateful for this great way to reach you! We use Front Porch Forum a lot to let folks know about our rental cottage and we always find GREAT people through FPF. It feels safe and fun to rent our place this way and we have just become contributing members on a monthly basis to help keep FPF available to us all!  It’s super easy to do, and you can choose the payment amount that works for you!” • Peg in Calais

Learn more here how you can join Peg and Indigo as supporting members!


A community responds to help a neighbor in need!

A Front Porch Forum member posts: It has come to my attention that a family in the Valley no longer has a working stove. I have had no luck so far finding one for them. It doesn’t have to be new or grand…just functioning! We would like free but, if it is a reasonable price might consider.” 

Two days later….
Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for a gas stove for a local family. We found one and they even offered to deliver!  We have a fabulous, generous community!”  • Johnnye with the MRV Food Shelf

Know someone who could use some help? Ask your neighbors on FPF!


Curling to support the Howard Center

Front Porch Forum is participating in Howard Center’s 2018 Curling Challenge to help raise money for the many Howard Center programs and services that support people in our community. Some of these include:

• 24/7/365 Crisis services
• Residential programs
• Specialized schools
• Street outreach
• Substance use treatment & recovery
• Suicide prevention
• Therapeutic camps

 

By contributing to our fundraising efforts on behalf of Howard Center, you will be making a real and lasting difference within our community. Follow This Link to donate now and help in our efforts to support Howard Center!



Loving and paying thanks to our communities

Front Porch Forum members share their love of their neighborhoods.

“Our neighborhood is the best! A very BIG THANK YOU to all who donated items to our Annual Food Drive to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. We collected a total of 500 pounds of non-perishable items! You should be proud of that. Volunteers at the Food Shelf were asking what neighborhood contributed all this?”  • Terri & Dave, Burlington

“We are very grateful for all of our Neighbors and our Lovely Community!!!  • Rebecca in Shelburne

“Community is so important and tonite Kids, Parents, Neighbors all got together for yet another year to celebrate and have family/community fun. Thank you all for making my nite, for making my heart sing, for making my community.”  • Holly & Bob, Monkton

“We just moved here, and could never have guessed at how wonderful and welcoming the people would be. You’ve made us feel like Vermont is our home, despite how short a time we’ve been here.”
• Myles in Morrisville

Organize your neighbors for good on FPF!


Nudge, nudge…. Now’s the time

If you haven’t contributed to FPF’s Supporting Member Campaign, now’s the time! We have less than half way to go to reach our $150,000 goal.

“I just donated to Front Porch Forum because it is amazing! I have given away, gotten for free, bought things I need at much less expense, sold things at great prices, kept up with the neighborhood news… the list is long. FPF is an excellent resource for the community!”  • Sharon in Montpelier

“I read Front Porch Forum every day to find out what is happening in town – what animal is lost, what will be discussed at the next Selectboard meeting, what social events are happening for kids, families and seniors, and who is giving away something that you just cannot live without! My day is not complete without FPF, and my life is certainly easier because I can find so many things I need on FPF. Please help out if you can and support this service that helps our town stay more connected.” • Marie in Richmond


Finding gratitude in the mail

We’re very thankful for the nice notes we’ve been receiving in the mail along with checks from FPF Supporting Members

“My husband and I are new to Front Porch Forum and totally enjoy receiving our updates every day. It really makes us feel connected to our lovely community.” • Bernadette in Charlotte

“Thanks to Front Porch Forum rural life is so much easier. It’s all about the community connections, and FPF is the place to start, no matter what you are trying to find, fix, or do.” • Nancy in Tunbridge

“Thank you for such a great means to stay connected to our community. As seniors, we do use FPF to get household and garden help!” • Bill and Anastasia in Middlesex

“Have sold things, given things away, have gotten help finding local services – wonderful way to connect with my local community.” • Janice in Shaftsbury

Help us reach our ambitious fundraising goal and contribute to FPF’s Supporting Member Campaign today to keep this important free service coming to your community.


Keeping abreast of local happenings

“I made my donation this morning. Join me? In a world where so many things are unpredictable I appreciate seeing FPF in my inbox each night. This service keeps us informed about community events and issues important to us and that directly affect our lives. I spend so much of my day rushing around and navigating the wider world – it’s nice to come home and catch up on local happenings. I hope you feel the same way.”  • Roni in East Calais

In a world that feels increasingly chaotic and difficult to explain, the best thing we can do is come together. Front Porch Forum is here to make stronger communities more achievable. Help us reach our goal and make a contribution by becoming a supporting member today.


Donating “Green” for the food shelf

Front Porch Forum members help their local food shelf by sharing the abundance in their gardens.

“Last year my garden produced an abundance of cucumbers, so I brought them to the food shelf. They were delighted every time they saw me coming with another donation so this year I planted a little extra of everything so I can share again.”  •  Barry in Morrisville

“Bravo to Marcia for sharing her exquisite dahlia bulbs and asking us lucky recipients to donate to the food shelf. Giving so others can enjoy these gorgeous flowers and only asking to help feed the needy in return. An amazing neighbor and example to follow.”
•  Abi in Morrisville

Have tips to share on helping others in your town? Post it on FPF!


It’s planting season! Let’s plant for good

“While planning and planting your vegetable gardens this spring, I ask that you consider planting a bit extra that I can pick up and deliver to a local charitable organization. I will be bringing the donated produce to Meals on Wheels. If we have a surplus, I will bring it to a local food shelf.” • Laura in Essex

“Most of us Vermonters care about local farms and the working landscape. I’m making a pledge to get out and buy direct from family farms as often as I can. Are other Front Porch Forum members willing to commit to deepen your support for our local farms this season?” • Paul in Montpelier

“If you’re a gardener, this is your time. Consider sharing that camaraderie with Operation Bloom, a home-grown volunteer group that has been beautifying Winooski for over 20 years. We are a small, dedicated cadre of enthusiasts who plant and landscape around the city.” • Janet in Winooski

Have an idea to help support your community? Get organized with FPF!