C.I.D.E.R. is an acronym that stands for Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc. As there are many apple orchards in Grand Isle County, it is a very appropriate name.  Even though we don’t sell any, we do, however, get the occasional off-island or out-of-state visitor coming into the office looking to purchase some apple cider.

C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County, Vermont to live in their community with dignity.  C.I.D.E.R. accomplishes this by providing direct services and collaborating with other individuals and groups.  C.I.D.E.R. feels a special responsibility to elders and persons with disabilities.

The values that guide C.I.D.E.R. are to be: Caring, Creative, Client Based, Cost Effective and Community Based.

C.I.D.E.R. partners with the Franklin-Grand Isle County United Way

Upcoming Events

HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON AT THE NEIGHBORS Friday October 30th Join us at the mealsite for a “wicked” good lunch with your friends.  Spaghetti and “eyeballs” will be served.  Transportation will be provided from Alburgh, as well as Grand Isle and South Hero.  Please call the C.I.D.E.R. Office at 372-6425 to arrange a ride and to reserve [...]

October 15th, 2015

Happy Retirement to James Holzschuh

The C.I.D.E.R. Community would like to extend our best wishes to Jim on his recent retirement from C.I.D.E.R.  Jim formally retired in July 2015.  As Keynote Speaker at the Annual Membership Dinner on October 9th, Jim gave a wonderful talk and we gained some insight into the great person that he is. Thank you for [...]

October 14th, 2015

2015 Annual Volunteer Picnic

C.I.D.E.R. Volunteer Picnic is being held this year on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Please check your mail in early August for your invitation. Place:  Knight’s Point State Park.     Time:  5 PM  to 7 PM. Please present your invitation at the gate and if you have a park pass show that as well. We appreciate all [...]

August 6th, 2015

53rd Annual Islands Antique Show and Sale

C.I.D.E.R. is sponsoring the Islands Antique Show and Sale again this year.  It will take place at the Folsom Educational Center, 75 South Street, South Hero. The show and sale will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, July 10th and 10:00 AM to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 11th. If you like [...]

March 31st, 2015

2015 Love Your Neighbors Annual Fund Drive

C.I.D.E.R.’s 2015 Annual Fund Drive kicks off on February 14th. The tag-line for this Fund Drive is “Love Your Neighbors”. Grand Isle County is a beautiful and special place to live, but for our rapidly growing population of elders it also presents some significant challenges to their ability to “age in place” with independence and [...]

January 26th, 2015
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