Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403     802-658-6110

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802-658-6111, ext. 1312



communitycedit.jpgBISHOP deGOESBRIAND APPEAL


Second Collection Appeal Weekend:  November 19 -20
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Our Purpose

The Bishop deGoesbriand Appeal for Human Advancement raises money to support local non-profit organizations who make a difference in the daily lives of Vermonters. 

Each November, Vermont parishes take up a second collection to support this grant program. 100% of the money collected is distributed throughout the State in the form of grants to local non-profit organizations who seek to create a higher quality of life in their communities.   Your support helps provide financial resources for homeless shelters, right to life programs, and food programs for children and families, to name just a few. 


The Impact We Make

Since the Appeal’s inception, 153 organizations across the State have been awarded grants.  Here are a couple of examples of how your generosity impacts the lives of Vermonters.


“I rely on Community Emergency Relief Volunteers to help feed my family.  Without them I don’t know what I would do.  They always try to have something for everyone from meals to veggies, from cereal to soup. They even have shampoo, soaps and cleaning agents which helps out so much.” (food shelf recipient)

I was pregnant and afraid, with no where to go and no family I could turn to. I heard about the John Graham Shelter. They helped me to get health care and prenatal care. They helped me keep my job at Subway and stick to a budget. Best of all they were a community of support throughout my high risk pregnancy. I was able to move to one of the Shelter's safe and beautiful apartments before my baby was born. She was never homeless! I am stronger now and plan to make sure she never will be.” (mother of a nine month old - John Graham Shelter received a deGoesbriand Grant)

How Can You Help?

Our ability to support local non-profit organizations depends on people like you.  Whether your gift is $10, $100, $1,000 or more, your gift will make a difference.


100% of the donations stay in Vermont to support local organizations.

For more information about this Appeal or how to give, please contact us at Vermont Catholic Charities.


Vermont Catholic Charities
Bishop deGoesbriand Appeal for Human Advancement
55 Joy Drive,
South Burlington, VT 05403

Phone: (802) 658-6111


"The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty!" -Pope Francis

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