"Creating Caring Communities"

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In 2018, JUMP will continue to explore community initiative’s which support shared effort and resources to reach out and meet families where they are at.

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CELEBRATING Our 30th Year...Because of you!”
Because of you, what was started in 1988 by 5 downtown Burlington faith communities has grown to include support from 28 Vermont faith communities, key funding from hundreds of people like you, and vital sponsorship and dollars from businesses and foundations.

Because of you, JUMP continues to be a dependable reliable resource for neighbors in search of essential basic needs ranging from transportation, food/groceries, clothing, utilities, laundry, ID’s, prescription co-pay, personal hygiene, and cleaning items.

Please, join JUMP in 2018 as we CELEBRATE our 30th anniversary and prepare for another 30 years of creating caring communities.

More importantly, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and please help spread the word about our yearlong celebration made possible all because of you.

Yours In Community,
Wanda Hines; Director

2017 Director’s Report

In 2017, JUMP distributed 5489 vouchers valued at $97,634. The most requested voucher was for transportation gas assistance as JUMP spent $29,567 plus an additional Bus Passes $5160 and Bikes $737. Combined JUMP spent a needed $35,574 for transportation assistance.


Accessible even from a distance, we provided voucher assistance to families and individuals from over 35 towns representing the following (9) Vermont Counties; Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Hillsborough, Lamoille, Rutland County, Washington and Windsor.


Informed by JUMP Core Values, in 2018 our primary goals will include: ensure all economically disadvantaged neighbors have improved access to help met basic needs, and increase transportation assistance to better support the working poor, low wage earners and neighbors with transportation needs.


Grateful, JUMP will continue to look to our untiring supporting Faith Communities and committed volunteers who’ve played a vital role in JUMP distribution of services. JUMP is needed now more than ever, it is important that we communicate regularly, network, share resources and advocate amongst each other to better serve neighbors in need.  Wishing you all good things, I look forward to again and again the opportunity to better serve neighbors in need.