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Green Mountain RSVP Participates in MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Green Mountain RSVP is once again sponsoring projects to support this effort. Volunteer Coordinators, Lenora Volkmer, lvolkmer@svcoa.net and Steve Ovenden, sovenden@svcoa.net are planning annual food drives, “Stuff the Bus” in Bennington and Brattleboro respectively. Stuff the Bus will take place on Saturday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s vision of banding together to help fight hunger, homelessness and poverty. With the help of our volunteers as well as collaboration within our communities we collect hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food items that benefit 11 food pantries in the two counties. During our 2019 food drives, roughly 4,300lbs of non-perishable food items were donated and divided amongst the food pantries.

Both drives will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bennington: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Price Chopper, Northside Drive


Brattleboro: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Hannaford Brothers, Putney Rd


Our office in Bennington will accept nonperishable donations until 1/17/2020.


In Windsor County, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, Volunteer Coordinator, Corey Mitchell cmitchell@svcoa.net organizes “Valentines for Veterans”. 200 Valentines will be prepared using RSVP note cards with our logo and have the message “Thank You for Your Service” on the inside. All valentines need to be received by January 27th.Cards will be delivered to the volunteer coordinator at the VA Hospital in White River Junction during the last week of January.

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Contact us for more information! gmrsvp@svcoa.net 802.447.1546

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