Support Buddies

In response to the COVID-19 virus, we partnered with Heineberg Community Senior Center to create “Support Buddies”. Volunteers were matched with seniors who were isolated at home in Chittenden County, Vermont. These special volunteers provided phonecall check-ins, helped with grocery lists, and assisted where needed. So far, we’ve spoken with over 650 seniors; provided meals, groceries, and delivery to at least 100 folks a week; and had 25 volunteers onboard. Much gratitude to Age Well, August First, Barrio Bakery, Burlington’s Resource & Recovery Center (especially Will Clavelle), City Market, Computers for Change, Everyone Eats, Hannaford, Jake’s ONE Market, New North End Food Pantry, ShiftMeals, Sweetwaters, Vermont Foodbank, and all of our volunteers for their help with this important endeavor! We also renovated a building at Heineberg Senior Center and share the space with the New North End Food Pantry to create a safe distribution location and separate entrance during COVID and beyond.

How to Get Involved

Please make a financial donation

Please contact Heineberg Community Senior Center at 863-3982 to become involved as a volunteer. Roles are subject to change based on COVID restrictions, but volunteers are welcome in our goal to keep seniors connected these days. Thank you very much!