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Building Stronger Communities

One of the most important benefits that we have as being a small family-owned business is that we are able to work in our communities in ways that make a big difference. We choose to work in our local communities, as we feel that is where we are able to make the greatest impact given the financial and human resources that we have. We hope this inspires other businesses to do the same and thank you, our great customers, for supporting small businesses that help to create the true strength of America.

Each year we support over 800 local organizations and events here in Vermont and spend thousands of hours volunteering our time to make sure that our neighbors and communities prosper alike. It's not about our corporate responsibility; rather, it’s our human responsibility to one another and the place that we call home.

Thank you for giving us this ability.

The Orton Family

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Heat for Homes
January 2015
The Vermont Country Store Helps Heat Homes
Winter is no match for Vermonters! This week, Eliot Orton, proprietor, and employees from The Vermont Country Store volunteered to split and stacked wood in Weston, Vermont for our neighbors who need help heating their homes.

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Food Bank
December 2014
Helping Hands for the Holidays
The Vermont Country Store partnered with The Vermont Foodbank to "Pack for Good."

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Gift wrap
December 2014
Gift Wrap for Good
In-store charity gift wrapping ties up the holidays with a big, loving bow for eight local non-profit organizations.

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Blood Drive
June and August 2014
Giving the Gift of Life
Employees of The Vermont Country Store take time to give the gift of life.

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Blankets for Cancer
July 2014
Blankets to Help and Heal
With the help of over 50 fifth graders, employees of The Vermont Country Store made blankets for Vermont children with cancer.

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Plantingtrees
June 2014
Creating a Community Gateway by Planting Trees
“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” ~ Lucy Larcom.
The Vermont Country Store employees helped plant 75 trees as part of the Rutland Blooms beautification effort. Employees

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Helpingschool
May 2014
Helping Schools Is All in a Day’s Work
The Vermont Country Store’s employees get down and dirty while helping to install a new playground at Flood Brook Union School in Londonderry, Vermont. Children

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Agriculture
April 2014
Agriculture and Education
In support of agriculture and education, The Vermont Country Store managers recently worked up a sweat volunteering at Smokey House Center in Danby, Vermont. The

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HelpingHunger
February 2014
Delivering Hope to Fight Hunger
The Vermont Country Store delivers hope to the Pittsford Food Shelf. The