Stewarts Shops is one of our most generous sponsors, doubling each of the hundreds of dollars donated in their Fair Haven Shop each December. Those gifts help make our children's Summer Nutrition Program possible!
#2 Giving through United Way:
Thousands of people across Rutland County give to the United Way which in turn generously supports our work. Some provide payroll deductions and others annual or monthly gifts that make our mission possible along with great work by more than twenty other cooperating groups.
#3 Voting for Fair Haven Concerned at Town Meeting.
There would be no Fair Haven Concerned without the annual allocation from taxpayers in the Towns of Fair Haven, West haven, and Benson. We are grateful to every voter who makes the effort to register and vote to continue our work!
#4 Giving Gifts of Hope and Joy
For more than 20 years the Knights of Columbus in Fair Haven have collected toys for the area children. They clean and fix older ones and have them on display so parents can have at least one gift for every child. If you would like to donate toys, bring your gift to Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church or to the Fair Haven Concerned office.
Our local grocery store makes room every fall for our Christmas Giving Tree. Several area friends cuts up old Christmas cards for tree hangers and makes a note on each one of a gift someone needs for Christmas. Caring neighbors pick up one or more cards, shops for the present wraps and returns it with the tag. Staff from the Chittenden Trust stop by every day and gather the gifts and wrap any still needing the decoration. Many toys are distributed through the Toys for Joy mentioned above. Others go to families in need when they come to get their Christmas basket. If you'd like to bring hope to someone's Christmas, pick up a card or four and have fun shopping for a secret friend!
#5 Giving for the Gala Silent Auction
For more $4,000 in 2008 was raised through Donations for the Silent Auction at the Holiday Gala! Take a look! Maybe you will want to make or donate a gift!