Some of Our Neighbors Could Use Your Help at the Charter House Emergency Shelter
While most of us do not notice them, many of our fellow citizens have been living in tents, in cars, under bridges, and under decks this past summer. Just getting by each day becomes increasingly difficult as the colder weather approaches. Thanks to the work of volunteers who maintain and improve the living quarters at Charter House, our community provides safe haven, food, basic needs, and a friendly welcome for up to 22 individuals and 5 families. Our shelter and food programs are possible because over 1,200 people from Addison County contribute over 24,000 hours of volunteer time, donate thousands of pounds of clothing, prepare 35,000 free meals, and pay for most of the cost of operating and maintaining our programs and building.
There are many ways you can help! Learn more about Charter House and volunteering:
- Open House: On Saturday October 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 am all are invited to join us for refreshments and a tour of the facilities including our new commercial grade kitchen. Board members and staff will be available to talk about our programs and answer questions.
- Volunteer Orientation and Training Sessions at Charter House.
Read complete details on Charter House Coalition’s website: