Community Involvement

Giving Back

It's important for us to be involved and active members of our local community, and we try to get involved in service projects frequently. We often take on a project out of a staff member's concern for a cause they are involved with or a request they've received from an organization to which they belong.

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Some of the Local Community Outreach Activities We've Supported

Monarchs, MonarchsVT, Monarch Conservation
VWS Launches Monarch Conservation Project

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Aside from planting a butterfly garden and spreading milkweed seeds, Vermont Woods Studios has begun further efforts to conserve Monarch butterfly populations in Vermont. VWS is now working with the local community, including residents and road crews, to spread milkweed across the state of Vermont to make it a more habitable place for Monarchs. Milkweed seeds are now available to pickup for free at Stonehurst.

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Make-A-Wish Fundraiser
VWS Staff Members Attend the Vermont Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014

Vermont Woods Studios staff attended the annual Brattleboro Celebrity Waiter Dinner on September 20th, along with donating a pencil post bed for the benefit auction. At the dinner and auction, Brattleboro’s local “celebrities” came together to raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish®!

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Barred Owl
Vermont Woods Studios Adopts a Barred Owl from VINS

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Our showroom has a resident Barred Owl that on occasion likes to perch in the trees outside of our offices. We appreciate what majestic creatures owls are, and are passionate about supporting them. The Green Team has officially 'Adopted a Barred Owl' through the Vermont Institute of Natural Science's 'Adopt a Raptor' program. This program supports Barred Owls by helping to provide the specialized care needed by the creatures who live at VINS Nature Center.

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POLYWOOD Picnic Table
Jim Auchmoody

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

VWS staff members helped Deb Berryere, and other members of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors committee, raise over $3500 for the benefit of Jim and Theresa Auchmoody in April, 2014. Jim, a self employed electrician was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2013. The community sponsored a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and auctions to help defray the family's expenses while Jim underwent treatment. VWS donated one of Ken's handmade cutting boards and a set of POLYWOOD® Adirondack chairs with matching table. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers out to Jim, Theresa and family.

BEEC Nature Camp
BEEC Nature Camp Scholarships

Monday, 26 May 2014

Vermont Woods Studios is offering three scholarships for local Vernon children to attend Nature Camp at the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center BEEC this year. BEEC offers 7 different nature camps for kids ranging in age from 4-11. Camps are fun and educational with an emphasis on getting to know the natural world.

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Salamander Crossing
Salamander Crossing

Monday, 12 May 2014

Several members of the Vermont Woods Studios team supported BEEC at their annual Salamander Soiree, an event that raises awareness about salamander migration. Some team members also went out at night and helped salamanders cross the roads on their journey to local vernal pools.

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Green Up Vermont
Green Up Vermont

Friday, 2 May 2014

Green Up Vermont is a statewide campaign to get people outside and clean up their communities. This year the Green Team went out on our lunch break and picked up litter from the Vernon Pond and the Vernon Beach!

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Wags to Riches
Wags to Riches

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014

Along with a special sale where $20 from every order was donated to the Windham County Humane Society, VWS also donated a large cutting board and a stay at the Stratton Mountain Long-Trail House to their Wags to Riches Auction.

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