Change for Local Non-Profits
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City Market previously offered 5 cents back to customers for each bag they reused. In a survey of our members, respondents overwhelmingly agreed that rather than giving this money back to shoppers, we could all have a larger community impact by sharing the change with our local non-profits. Starting July 1, 2011, we began designating a local non-profit to receive the bag refunds each month.
Justice for Dogs is a volunteer-based animal rescue organization in Wolcott, Vermont that has re-homed hundreds of dogs and cats in the last 7 years. The organization is generally a dog’s or cat’s last resort to be saved since they work with rejects from other shelters, including the Humane Society of Chittenden County. They work to find an animal that will be an excellent match for each family, so our animals find their forever loving homes. While they are named Justice for Dogs, in 2013 they adopted out an almost equal number of dogs and cats.
In situations where pet owners might need a minimum amount of support to be able to maintain their pet in their home, Justice For Dogs is there to offer assistance. They can provide doghouses and other short term dog necessities such as food to keep the animals in their homes. Cruelty calls and complaints are also investigated and animals are rescued when necessary.
Justice For Dogs has no overhead and every cent it raises goes directly to benefitting needy animals for vet care and food. And most importantly, Justice never turns its back on a dog or cat in need. In short, they are the organization of last resort, finding countless dogs and cats new homes that would otherwise be euthanized.
- June 2014: People Helping People Global (PHPG)
- May 2014: Vermont CARES
- April 2014: ReSOURCE
- March 2014: Vermont Council on World Affairs
- February 2014: Burlington City Arts (BCA)
- January 2014: Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT)
- December 2013: Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (LCCMF)
- November 2013: Community Health Centers of Burlington
- October 2013: Slow Food Vermont
- September 2013: WARMTH
- August 2013: DREAM
- July 2013: Vermont Performing Arts League
- June 2013: Community Sailing Center
- May 2013: RU12? Community Center
- April 2013: 350Vermont
- March 2013: Women Helping Battered Women
- February 2013: HomeShare Vermont
- January 2013: Burlington Chamber Orchestra
- December 2012: Vermont and New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross
- November 2012: Spectrum Youth & Family Services
- October 2012: The Burlington School Food Project
- September 2012: Friends of Burlington Gardens & Vermont Community Garden Network
- August 2012: Green Mountain Club
- July 2012: Burlington Meals on Wheels
- June 2012: NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program
- May 2012: Mobius
- April 2012: Parallel Justice
- March 2012: Linking Learning to Life
- February 2012: Vermont Youth Orchestra
- January 2012: CVOEO’s WARMTH Program
- December 2011: Peace & Justice Center
- November 2011: Vermont Works for Women
- October 2011: Sustainable Schools Project
- September 2011: Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
- August 2011: SEABA (South End Arts & Business Association)
- July 2011: Local Motion
Do you run a local non-profit that aligns with our Global Ends?
Your organization can apply to participate in the Change for Local Non-Profits program. We are currently filling slots 2 years out. Visit our donations page to learn how to apply.