Archive for January, 2015

2015 Love Your Neighbors Annual Fund Drive

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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 dignity. Access to essential resources and services is limited and often requires a long ride to Burlington, St. Albans, and other locations off-island. Opportunities to enjoy social interaction with others, especially peers, can be difficult to find and result in feelings of social isolation.

Living Strong Class

Living Strong Class

Elizabeth's 100th

Elizabeth’s 100th

Ramp in North Hero

Ramp in North Hero

Islanders recognized these challenges many years ago and created C.I.D.E.R as the Grand Isle County based and supported organization designed to help their older friends and neighbors continue living in their own homes and communities. Your tax deductible gift to C.I.D.E.R. supports door-to-door transportation, congregate and home delivered meals, exercise and wellness activities, home accessibility projects, socialization opportunities, and the effort to develop an ”on island” housing-with-services option for our frail elders.

Deb, Carol & JoAnn

Deb, Carol & JoAnn with Van 2

Alburgh 4th of July

Alburgh 4th of July Parade

Wheelchair Lift on Van 5

Using the Wheelchair Lift on Van 5

 

C.I.D.E.R. relies upon the time and talent of community volunteers and the financial support of our friends and neighbors. This Valentine’s Day please take the opportunity to join us in our effort to make Grand Isle County the very best place in Vermont to live and age.

Equipment Lending Closet

Equipment Lending Closet

BJ and Meals on Wheels

BJ and Meals on Wheels

The Neighbors Meal Site

The Neighbors Meal Site

Mission

The mission of Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc. (C.I.D.E.R.), is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County 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.

C.I.D.E.R. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations and gifts to C.I.D.E.R. are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Planned Giving

If you are thinking about a way to continue contributing to your community for years to come, please consider including a gift to C.I.D.E.R. in your Will.  Other options include naming C.I.D.E.R. as a beneficiary of your pension or life insurance policy, or giving a gift of non-cash assets such as stock or real estate.  Please contact the C.I.D.E.R. office at (802) 372-6425 for more information.

Thank you for your generous support!