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Volunteers: Bridges to the Community
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Volunteers are Crucial to the Dismas Mission
The highlight of our day at Dismas House is dinnertime, when volunteers from the community join residents and staff around the table.  We greatly appreciate folks' contribution of the meal; yet, even more important are the relationships that are forged when former prisoners, staff and community members come together over a meal as equals.  As one Dismas resident put it, “Volunteers coming to evening meals tells me I am worth something.”


Young Friends of Hanover Friends Meeting brought dinner & handmade soup bowls!

Individuals, faith and civic groups and other organizations who volunteer at Dismas are a huge part of meeting our mission of reconciling prisoners with society and society with prisoners. Our volunteer cooks, who join us for weeknight dinners, are an essential part of this.  People of all ages and from all walks of life join us at the dinner table to share food and conversation.

Many others have also been generous with their time, from all those who stored furniture and helped us move in to the students who volunteered on the Granite United Way Day of Caring.


We also appreciate the hard work of our volunteer board and committees.  Without them, there would be no Dismas House!
Dartmouth students gave us a big hand on the United Way Day of Caring.
Hartford Dismas House
PO Box 174, Hartford, VT 05047
802-698-8661
http://www.dismasofvermont.org/
Location: 1673 Maple St, Hartford Village
 
Wish List:
Ironing board
Tea kettle
Hand/body lotion for men
    and for women
Shampoo
Sleeping bags
2 large coolers for camping
Tent
Camping stove
10x15' outdoor shed
Large flat-screen TV
DVD player
Special thanks to the Norwich Congregational Church and St. Paul's Episcopal who provided holiday gifts for residents.

Cooks' Corner

A huge thank you to those who cooked this winter:
Gayle & friends
Samantha C
St. Thomas Episcopal
Celia
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Faith & Ed
Amos K
St. James Episcopal
Robin & Steve
Holly & Manny
Dartmouth Al-Nur
Norwich Congregational
Ethel & Michael
Mary Beth
Barb & Joel
Joyce, Kathy, Janet
Dartmouth Prison Project
Upper Valley Food Co-op 
Suzanne & friends
Mindfulness Practice Center
Brandy
Jane & Peter
Kerry & Eric
Hanover Friends Meeting
Ethan & Isabelle
Gus & Cameron
Tracy & Rick
Many of these folks have cooked several times!      
We're so grateful for everyone who has shared an evening meal with us!

And for our volunteer shoppers:

Barbara
Elizabeth & Andrew
Pam (Panera delivery)

Thanks to our community partners for their donations:
Panera Bread
Willing Hands, Inc
The Upper Valley Haven
Upper Valley Food Co-op
VOLUNTEER OPENINGS:
  • Folks to drive residents to work/appts.
  • Regular monthly cooks
  • Cooks for occasional meals
  • Volunteer shopper, on fill-in basis
Contact: debbie@dismasofvermont.org
802-698-8661.
 
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