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In 2017, 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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“Transportation…a significant barrier”

Founded in 1988, families and individuals from Chittenden County and beyond continue to visit JUMP in need of everyday valued resources ranging from transportation, food/groceries, clothing, utilities, laundry, ID’s, prescription co-pay, personal hygiene and cleaning items. These are items many cannot purchased using the 3SquaresVT, Vermont's food stamp card.


Staff and volunteers along with front-line community partners provide various levels of support to clients with a broad range of needs, including those: recovering from drug addiction, re-entering society from prison, experiencing homelessness, facing sudden large medical expenses on a tight budget, joblessness, disability, entering American society for the first time as refugees, escaping abuse and painfully more.


Our goal is to remain an accessible dependable resource for economically disadvantaged neighbors in need as well as provide immediate solutions in the form of voucher assistance, comfort, empathy and thoughtfulness. A more pressing informed goal will be to increase access to reliable transportation to help neighbors maintain employment and eliminate multiple hardships


Thus, coming soon JUMP will launch a new initiative called the Gas Card Project (GCP).  The GCP is informed by what JUMP does well, what essential help we provide that other local non-profits do not: Gas voucher assistance for transportation.


JUMP alone in 2016 distributed over $24,000 in Gas Card Vouchers to families in need; a service no other local non-profit provides.


Last year, JUMP distributed 5426 in vouchers valued at $88,788. Categories included: Transportation, Household Goods, Food, Utilities, Laundry, Finance and Medication Co-pay.


Supportive of Client efforts to move toward increase mobility and economic relief, Transportation equated $29,768; 34% of JUMP vouchers assistance.  42% of all JUMP households/families requested transportation vouchers for gas.


Vital, Gas Card Vouchers are especially helpful when one considers the discrepancy between where clients live and where the jobs and other services offered to them are located. Without gas to get to an inter-view, a doctor’s appointment, school or the grocery store, life can be exceedingly challenging.


Ideally, we hope to serve as the sole administrator of the Gas Card Voucher Project once the benefits and risk to community partners are identified and addressed.

Until till then, we will soldier on “doing more with less” ensuring our neighbors essential transportation needs are met to help eliminate hardship and embrace a healthier tomorrow!

...Wanda Hines; Director

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SCHIP Awards JUMP Grant

Late June, JUMP received a SCHIP $1,300 grant to help provide reliable voucher assistance to neighbors in need.  Founded in 2003 by local faith communities, SCHIP stands for Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects.

Throughout the years, SCHIP has remained a strong advocate of community volunteering and support to provide donated goods to the SCHIP Treasure Shop. Their unwavering faith and commitment have helped raise grant funds to assist our most vulnerable neighbors.

Wanda Hines, JUMP Director shared,“We are very grateful be a recipient of SCHIP grant and heartfelt efforts. Clearly, a gift which keeps on giving as the grant will also help JUMP leverage additional funding to better support the transportation needs of low income neighbors.” 

Seeking a higher quality of life, 42% of all JUMP client’s request gas vouchers; a solely unique service provided by JUMP.

Ms. Hines added, “Without the resources to purchase gas to get to employment and job interviews, a doctor’s appointment, school or the grocery store, life can be exceedingly challenging and manifest into multiple hardships.”

Ron Pynn, JUMP President kindly stated, “Thank you SCHIP Board of Directors for helping community neighbors regain dignity.”

To learn more about SCHIP's amazing community work and giving, please click here:  SCHIP