Green Mountain Transit is dedicated to actively participating and improving the communities we serve in an effort to further our mission of positively enhancing the quality of life for all. As part of this effort, we regularly partner with like-minded organizations to host community campaigns in the areas we service and live in.
September 14, 2018
Green Mountain Transit held a diaper-drive to benefit Lund, collecting donations at participating Hannaford locations.
Lund works to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse by supporting pregnant and parenting teens, young adults, and adoptive families with their integrated, compassionate services.
GMT reached out to Seventh Generation, who graciously donated five pallets of diapers and 15,000+ wipes to Lund! Spruce Mortgage allowed us to use their space for our event and a Vermont Teddy Bear was raffled off to those who donated. Green Mountain Transit donated 500 Single Fare bus passes to help address their transportation needs.
Good Samaritan Haven
June 1, 2018
Green Mountain Transit held a laundry supply drive to benefit Good Samaritan Haven.
Good Samaritan Haven provides emergency shelter and support services, and offers stability, safety and hope for people experiencing homelessness.
In addition to collecting laundry pods and dryer sheets, GMT donated 500 Single Fare bus passes to help address their transportation needs.
Franklin County Community Action
November 8, 2017
Green Mountain Transit held a winter clothing drive to benefit Franklin County Community Action!
Franklin County Community Action provides a wide range of important services to individuals and families managing on low incomes. These services include housing help, assistance with heating and utility costs, tax preparation, medical insurance enrollment, transportation assistance, and a friendly market-like food pantry opened five days a week.
We collected new or gently used winter coats, boots, hats, glove, and scarves of all sizes! Teamsters Local 597 generously donated $500 worth of winter clothing. Along with the winter clothing drive, GMT donated 500 Single Fare bus passes to help with this critical need.
Family Center of Washington County
June 30, 2017
Green Mountain Transit hosted a diaper-drive to benefit Family Center of Washington County.
The Family Center of Washington County provides services and resources to all children and families in the Washington County region. They are one of Vermont’s state-designated network of Parent Child Centers. Diapers are one of the many benefits provided to families in need and programs such as WIC and other Government programs do not cover them.
Many families struggle with daily transportation needs. Along with the diaper drive, GMT donated 1,500 Single Fare bus passes to help with this critical need.
Canal Street Veterans Housing
February 17, 2017
Green Mountain Transit collected household items at our new Downtown Transit Center and administrative offices in Burlington, Berlin, and St. Albans to donate to Canal Street Veterans Housing.
Canal Street Veterans Housing is an innovative approach to veterans’ assistance that COTS hopes will serve as a national example – creative housing, not shelter, for formerly homeless veterans. The program provides veterans with time to transition back into the community, allowing participants to stay up to 24 months with their families.
On February 17, 2017, GMT offered a free round-trip on local buses to passengers who donated an item. For every bus pass sold at the Downtown Transit Center, GMT made an equivalent donation. We ended up doubling down on our donation and donated 240 10-ride bus passes to Canal Street Veterans Housing.