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In 2020, JUMP will continue to explore community initiative’s which support shared effort and resources to reach out and meet families where they are at.


If you'd like to support the important work that JUMP does for approximately 2200 householdss a year, please consider making a one time or reoccurring tax-deductible donation.

2021 Spring Campaign - Kick Off 

"Responding to need"
Dear Friend, 

 

Let us make 2021 the year of hope for our largest annual Spring Campaign fundraiser during April and May. This year, JUMP is reaching for a fundraising goal of $30,000.

 

More so, let’s make it a year of HOPE that we can beat the COVID pandemic, hope that life might return to some normality, and hope that people can live without fear of doing without.  Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, wrote, “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.  If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

 

JUMP is committed to hope in tomorrow.  By offering assistance to low income families and the homeless, JUMP provides a ray of hope that their tomorrows can be better.  “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite the darkness.”  (Desmond Tutu).  So we are asking you to be a ray of hope, bringing light to our neighbors in need, to ease their financial burdens, their feelings of isolation, and their trials coping during troubled times.

 

When the COVID pandemic hit, JUMP quickly transitioned to an on-line system of aiding clients, mailing gift cards for food, cleaning supplies, and other necessities.  But mailing gift cards alone didn’t seem sufficient.  So JUMP initiated a quarterly program of calling clients to check on their well-being and to determine if their material needs were being met.  From these calls JUMP discovered that utility assistance was an urgent need.  Consequently, JUMP added utility help for clients.  The quarterly calls have let JUMP remain focused on clients in order to maintain a compassionate, caring connection with those in need.

 

JUMP’s assistance is not just an act of kindness but a promise of hope!  In this spirit JUMP reaches out to you to help fund JUMP’s efforts to lift up our neighbors, making their tomorrows filled with hope.  By contributing to JUMP you help make hope possible.

 

A promise delivered and truthfully shared by JUMP client, “Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for showing me that good people always exist. Thank you for making me smile. Thank you for being accepting. Thank you for everything. Always, Hanna.”

 

In this 2021 year of hope, please, help JUMP continue to respond to community need by donating to the annual Spring Campaign TODAY!  Or mail a check to: JUMP, PO Box 1657, Burlington, VT 05402. 

 

With hope for tomorrow,

Ron Pynn; President Board of Directors                                                  Wanda Hines; Director

To learn more about JUMP's response to need, click here: 2021 Update Report and shared heartfelt Client Stories.