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Because many Upper Valley families struggle to simply provide life’s basics, the Hartford Norwich Holiday Basket Helpers help at the holidays by providing gifts of toys and clothing for children. Sponsors provide warm clothing, requested toys as well as a food gift card to help with a holiday meal. HNHBH also delivers fruit baskets to home-bound senior citizens so they may share in the joy of the season.

Human service agencies, religious organizations, and schools refer recipients. Each family lets us know what are the items that are most needed. Seniors are also referred to us by senior agencies and/or churches.

As you may imagine, requests for assistance increase each year. Unemployment and the high cost of necessities, are factors that stretch many budgets well beyond normal limits. We hope you will be able to help the children and seniors in our neighborhoods have a Happy Holiday this year.

Sincere thanks from the Holiday Basket Helpers Team!

Megan Brendel, Sophia Crawford, Marisa Donovan, Clare Forseth, Laura Gillespie, Sue Pitiger, Colleen Rozzi and Ann Marie Smith

The 2019 delivery dates for gifts 
December 3rd & 4th, between 3 pm & 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church
in White River Jct., beside the UV Haven.

Our mailing address: PO Box 195, Norwich, VT 05055-0195


2019 Total Families sponsored:  141
2019 Total Children sponsored:   319
2019 Financial donors:  86
2019 Seniors sponsored: 158
2019 Sponsors:  113
2019 Volunteers: 65

2019 Donors – Thank you!!!

Andrea’s Hair Salon
Baker Distributing Corporation
Boy Scout Troop 23
Clean Yield Asset Management
Collision Works
Dan & Whit’s
Heartland Lions
Mascoma Bank
Norwich Lions Club
Norwich Women’s Club
QLLA Charities, Inc, aka The Quechee Elves
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Forget Me Not Antiques
Norwich Congregational Church
Norwich Inn
QLLA Charities, aka The Quechee Elves
St Francis of Assisi Church
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
Strafford Saddlery Shop
The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation
Women’s Group of the White River Methodist Church