January 2023 Newsletter

Do you want to make a positive impact in your local community? Do you want to help people? Do you want to feel good about yourself and your actions? Do you want to fill your heart and soul with a sense of purpose? Do you want to enjoy yourself with like minded individuals? Do you like to keep busy? Do you have free time you’d like to see make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would love to have you on board as a volunteer! You can volunteer as frequent or sporadically as you’d like, remember no amount of volunteering is too small! If you have skills relevant to our needs, let us know, we’d love to have you involved. If you don’t have relevant skills, we still want you! 

Volunteering has been proven to have positive effects on not only those directly benefiting from the activities they do, but on those doing the volunteering as well. Whether a college application or for a job, your resume will always stand apart from anyone without volunteer experience. So please, if you have any sort of interest in volunteering, send Tye, our volunteer coordinator, an email at BCHabitatOffice@gmail.com and we’ll get you set up ASAP! 

Shires Resale Store


Did you know?  Shires Resale Store is more than just furniture! With a whole room of tools and hardware, and hundreds of pieces of unique art, this store is certainly more than meets the eye.  They have lighting fixtures, sinks, bed frames, couches, hutches, dressers, desks, chairs for every occasion, and so much more! Not only that but stock is CONSTANTLY being moved around and turned over, so the cliché of “if you haven’t been recently, you haven’t been” is the perfect descriptor.  The manager of the store, Barbara, says that fun odd or one-off items come through all the time and rarely stay long. The coolest (and debatably largest) one-off item that has come in recently, is a LARGE antique chest, that Barbara lovingly refers to as her favorite item currently in the store. (See the largest photo in the collage above, though if you want to truly be impressed by this piece the best way is to stop in and see it yourself!) 


Thursdays 11-4

Friday 11-4

Saturday 10-4


51 Memorial Avenue, Manchester

Phone: 802-362-0964

Email: shiresresale@hotmail.com 


BCHfH Celebrates 25 YEARS in Service!

2023 Marks the 25th year since our affiliate was founded. We are very excited about this coming year, having set a few big (but obtainable) goals to keep our momentum going. Perhaps even more exciting, is that we have taken over the mortgages and “adopted” the five families from the West River HfH.  This means BCHfH now has homeowners in Wardsboro, Whitingham, Arlington, Manchester Center, Cambridge, Bennington, Shaftsbury, Pownal, Bondville, West Pawlet, West Rupert, Summerville, North Bennington, and Wilmington. Our future goals of growing and expanding and helping more and more people, is starting strong in 2023! 

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