Although there will not be an in-person Empty Bowls dinner this year, you can buy the beautiful, handcrafted, locally-made bowls you’ve come to expect in several local business storefronts.
Handcrafted bowls made by local potters are available to buy in the following locations for $25 each:
Brattleboro Food Co-op, Everyone’s Books, The Kitchen Sync, Putney Food Co-op, Putney General Store, The Shoe Tree, and Zephyr Designs
The GIVE60 CHALLENGE is a choose-your-own challenge fundraiser for Groundworks’ housing support and shelter programs.
You can truly participate in any way you’d like (in-person, virtual, solo, or with a team).
CREATE YOUR OWN individual challenge, FORM A TEAM challenge, or JOIN US FOR THE “CHANGE-OF-PACE CHALLENGE”— a no-pressure, family-friendly walk, run, jog, stroll and roll event—on the morning of October 23rd at the West River Trail!
In an effort to provide overnight shelter for a number of individuals currently living outdoors in the Brattleboro area, we plan to open the new Drop-In Center for 24-hour shelter, seven days a week, starting Monday, August 16th.
The new South Main Street Drop-In Center can provide shelter for up to 34 people per night. The program (formerly known as the Seasonal Overflow Shelter or “SOS”) will launch with the hope that funding will allow the shelter to remain open for overnights year-round.
The new Groundworks Collaborative facility at 54 S. Main St. is opening this week, giving clients facing housing insecurity a break from the heat and access to vital services.
“We want to embody our tagline, which is ‘Basic needs met with dignity,” Josh Davis, executive director of Groundworks Collaborative, said Tuesday during a tour of the site.
He described the building being constructed for durability and to have “a very welcoming feel.”
The Chalet, formerly known as Dalem’s Chalet on South Street in West Brattleboro, is now the site of significant activity. Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT) and Groundworks Collaborative have partnered to take a significant step towards ending homelessness in Brattleboro by providing permanent homes and supportive services to individuals who are currently sheltered in motels.
As our country mourns the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them, we, as Groundworks Collaborative, stand in solidarity with those working tirelessly to dismantle racism and systemic inequity.