Who We Give To
** Thank you to all our customers in 2023!! At the end of December we were able to send a total of $1926.00 to our three chosen charities! This represents 50% of our gross sales (excluding sales tax) this year.
The Hardwick Area Food Pantry -- with three sites in Hardwick, Albany and Craftsbury -- works to "build community resilience through access to quality food for everyone." It collaborates with other organizations in the area (via NourishHardwick.org) to creatively provide food resources and increase food independence. Visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/hardwickfoodpantry/
PAWSitive Pantry works with the Vermont Foodbank provide pet food to food shelves throughout the state, allowing many pet owners to continue to feed and keep their beloved family members. It provides approximately 4,500 dog and 8,100 cat meals per month to families in Vermont. Click here for their website.
This year, because of the terrible flooding in Vermont this summer, we added the Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team to our charitable giving. Their mission is to "strengthen and support the state’s capacity to respond to animal needs in the event of a disaster.....[providing] vital resources and advice to pet owners, animal-related businesses and non-profits, local communities, and state agencies in this area. Click here for their website.
With our contribution of $2024.00 in 2021 and $2353.50 in 2022, we have donated $6303.00 in the past three years. We get to enjoy creating art and meeting customers through the gallery season, and to be happy about supporting the wider community along the way.
We hope our customers feel great knowing that their purchases at the Gallery have also helped to meet the needs of people and animals in our state!