"Serving essential needs one step at a time"




The Annual “Run – or Walk – for JUMP” 

Goes Virtual in 2020!

We are so excited to be getting closer to our $15,000 fund raising goal for direct services at JUMP! 

The virtual "Run or Walk for JUMP" is open for registration and on-going fund raising for JUMP through Saturday October 3, 2020

The Virtual "Run - or Walk - for JUMP" is a fun event for everyone!  Together, we can provide key support to Vermont families - children and adults in need - through the programs of the Joint Urban Ministry Project. 


  • All adults, youth and children are invited to register for the virtual "Run or Walk for JUMP!" 
    • o Register for the “Run or Walk for JUMP” on Frontstream, then use the site to invite support for JUMP from family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.  Consider forming a team for JUMP representing your neighborhood, athletic team, school, faith community, organization or place of business.  You can share a link to your page on your social media accounts.
  • SET A GOAL You'll choose a run or walk goal - please set a fundraising goal for JUMP too!  Together we can reach $15,000 to fund direct assistance for Vermonters through JUMP. 
  • GET A JUMP MASK: Each of the first 100 individuals to register will receive a "JUMP" facemask created by the Ascension Lutheran Church Quilting Group.
  • YOUR ROUTE:  On Saturday September 26 choose your route, your distance, and when to run or walk it
  • PHOTOS: Email JUMP (run@jumpvt.org) a picture of you running, walking - or celebrating your participation - for us to post on JUMP's social media sites.
  • AWARDS:  With thanks to our generous event sponsors….
    • o Individual Awards: The five participants with the highest fundraising totals will receive an awesome prize from one of our sponsors!
    • o Team Awards: The two teams with the highest fundraising totals will receive an awesome prize from one of our sponsors!
  • SET UP YOUR PAGE and INVITE DONATIONS: Raising funds for JUMP on this site is easy and secure.  If your supporters want to give you a check – it should be made payable to JUMP (Memo: Run/Walk for JUMP) and mailed by you to JUMP within a week after the event to: JUMP, PO Box 1657, Burlington, VT 05402-1657.  Please submit “off-line donations” along with this form: LINK OFF-LINE DONATION FORM.   Thank you.

JUMP adapted immediately in the spring, and has not skipped a beat, assisting our most vulnerable Vermont neighbors throughout the pandemic. In late March, our leadership team quickly made changes to the way JUMP provides services moving the application and communication process online and establishing the JUMP FLEX Assistance Program. We reached out to our network of community partners and started working collaboratively to assist those without internet access, or experience with technology, with needed support in applying for services such as funding for transportation, food, utilities, and more.   To maintain communication with clients, JUMP is staying in touch, reaching out with our new Quarterly Call Program, offering a compassionate point of contact checking in about needs and the well-being of each household.  The result is that JUMP is assisting many households – including many for the first-time.

     JUMP needs your help to continue to assist Vermonters in need - thank you for taking part in the 2020 Run or Walk for JUMP!

Register for the virtual “Run or Walk for JUMP” online TODAY at: 


Or click below to follow directions for event information and registration forms

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To share a letter about the Virtual Run/Walk for JUMP:CLICK HERE

Made possible byEvent Underwriter: NBT Bank

Gold Sponsor: O'Brien Brothers

Silver Sponsor: Dell' Amore Marinara, Leonardo's Pizza, J and M Groceries, Sweeney Design Build 

Bronze Sponsors: Advantage Learning Center "Champ Math & Reading", Ann Roche, All Aspects Tile and Carpentry/ Naturally Cool VT, Archies/ The Scoop/ Exterus/ Piazza 44, Association Africans Living in Vermont, Midas of S. Burlington, Shelburne Pond Studios, Wildwood Drive Families

Contributors: Amazon, August First, Bueno Y Sano, Hair Forte, Healthy Living, Leuinig's Bistro & Cafe, Mane House, McKenzie Country Classic, Peg and Ter's Bar and Kitchen, Zero Gravity

VIRTUAL Invite by JUMP Director