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Advent Appeal


The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. —Isaiah 9:1. 

Please consider being the light for Vermonters in need of emergency assistance by making a gift to Vermont Catholic Charities’ annual Advent Appeal.  For 29 years, you have answered the call to bring the joy and hope of the Advent season to those in need. 

The “Season of Giving” has no bounds for people in need. At Christmastime and throughout the year, it is a daily struggle for many Vermonters to maintain housing, stay warm or feed their families. By giving to the Advent Appeal you help people in crisis, especially the most vulnerable among us — children, struggling parents, the elderly and those dealing with medical issues.

Help people like Doreen and Sue put food on the table. Doreen is a grandmother who moved in with her daughter, Sue, to help care for her four grandchildren while Sue recovered from an illness. We provided the family with a food card. Doreen stated, “We are grateful for this assistance. After a difficult year, this support will allow us to have a memorable Christmas. God bless you.” 

May you have blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas.


Mary Beth Pinard
Executive Director of Vermont Catholic Charities