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This guest blog post was written by Veronica Ciambra, the Executive Director of Addison Allies Network, Inc. Addison Allies Network, Inc. (AAN) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit founded in 2017. AAN helps and supports migrant farmworkers and immigrants living in Addison County, Vermont. Our initial board…
Happy December, Addison County! It’s a busy month for so many, with holiday traditions highlighting year-end festivities. For the folks like us who work at Addison County nonprofits, our hearts are doubly warmed by the beauty of the snowy landscape we call home, combined with the generosity of our friends…
There is a familiar saying “we are all in the same boat” meaning, we are all going through the same thing, in a similar situation, experiencing things the same way. While we may all be in the same ocean, we are not in the same boat. Some have ships, others canoes, and some of us may just be swimming.…
Across the nation, state, and our very own Addison County community, we are witnessing a surge in substance misuse. Substance misuse results in increased deaths, broken families, and an increase in poverty. From opioid addiction to alcohol misuse, our community is facing an uphill climb against substance…
What is Health Literacy? According to the CDC, Health Literacy is: “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make well-informed health decisions.” Studies consistently show that a significant number of people…
Digital Equity is not a common phrase, but it is becoming a common issue among Vermonters and the rest of the nation. What is Digital Equity? Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy,…
Have you done any volunteering work lately? Whether you have or not, it’s always a great idea to do more! In this blog, I’ve compiled a few service opportunity resources that I think would be perfect for you. If you’re still not sure if volunteering is right for you, check out my previous blog to learn…
Hello Neighbors, When my wife Maria and I moved to Addison County in 2013, we wholeheartedly adopted our new home and the life that came with it.  As part of the new "remote workforce", we opted for quality of life over proximity to an office as part of our new and growing focus on community first.…
LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…
This guest blog post was written by Veronica Ciambra, the Executive Director of Addison Allies Network, Inc. Addison Allies Network, Inc. (AAN) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit founded in 2017. AAN helps and supports migrant farmworkers and immigrants living in Addison County, Vermont. Our initial board…
Happy December, Addison County! It’s a busy month for so many, with holiday traditions highlighting year-end festivities. For the folks like us who work at Addison County nonprofits, our hearts are doubly warmed by the beauty of the snowy landscape we call home, combined with the generosity of our friends…
There is a familiar saying “we are all in the same boat” meaning, we are all going through the same thing, in a similar situation, experiencing things the same way. While we may all be in the same ocean, we are not in the same boat. Some have ships, others canoes, and some of us may just be swimming.…
Across the nation, state, and our very own Addison County community, we are witnessing a surge in substance misuse. Substance misuse results in increased deaths, broken families, and an increase in poverty. From opioid addiction to alcohol misuse, our community is facing an uphill climb against substance…
What is Health Literacy? According to the CDC, Health Literacy is: “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make well-informed health decisions.” Studies consistently show that a significant number of people…
Digital Equity is not a common phrase, but it is becoming a common issue among Vermonters and the rest of the nation. What is Digital Equity? Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy,…
Have you done any volunteering work lately? Whether you have or not, it’s always a great idea to do more! In this blog, I’ve compiled a few service opportunity resources that I think would be perfect for you. If you’re still not sure if volunteering is right for you, check out my previous blog to learn…
Hello Neighbors, When my wife Maria and I moved to Addison County in 2013, we wholeheartedly adopted our new home and the life that came with it.  As part of the new "remote workforce", we opted for quality of life over proximity to an office as part of our new and growing focus on community first.…
LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…