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❤️This story will give you a smile in your soul. Thanks Vermont Foodbank for sharing.Five-year-old Maddie Hammond brings inspiration to us all as she works to feed Vermont's hungry community one card at a time. Maddie lives in Vermont and wants to help those in need, particularly those who are hungry. She creates and sells unique cards through "Maddie's Cards for a Cause," where 100% of net proceeds will go to the Vermont Foodbank to help those in need.

Want to learn more about Maddie's cause? Check out the link below to see how she found her passion to help others.

www.theislandernewspaper.com/news/five-year-old-maddie-hammond-feeds-vermonts-hungry-community-on...
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❤️This story will give you a smile in your soul. Thanks Vermont Foodbank for sharing.

😊 Libraries are awesome! See what Jaquith Public Library is up to! check your local library to see what they might be offering for fall programming!Story Time and Playgroup are back! Join us for fun science, art and nature based activities! Dress for the weather because we will be outside for all programming this fall. ... See MoreSee Less

😊 Libraries are awesome!  See what Jaquith Public Library is up to! check your local library to see what they might be offering for fall programming!

👍 FREE VACCINES TODAY!!

09/22 EMS Clinic Waterbury Ambulance
1727 Guptil Rd. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Waterbury Center Pfizer (first or second dose)

09/22 EMS Clinic, 1311 Barre Montpelier Rd. (behind Burger King) 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Berlin Pfizer (first or second dose)
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👍 FREE VACCINES TODAY!!

09/22 EMS Clinic Waterbury Ambulance
1727 Guptil Rd. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Waterbury Center Pfizer (first or second dose)

09/22 EMS Clinic, 1311 Barre Montpelier Rd. (behind Burger King) 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Berlin Pfizer (first or second dose)

Next Week! Looking forward to it!
#fcwcvt
The Barre Partnership
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Next Week! Looking forward to it!
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The Barre Partnership

🧸Virtual Grandparent Refresher Class! Share with grandparents-to-be!

October 7th at 6pm.

If you can’t make October 7th, there are 2 more opportunities~ February 10th at 12pm and May 9th at 12pm. To register go to: tinyurl.com/rrdre29z
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🧸Virtual Grandparent Refresher Class! Share with grandparents-to-be!

October 7th at 6pm. 

If you can’t make October 7th, there are 2 more opportunities~ February 10th at 12pm and May 9th at 12pm. To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/rrdre29z

The Vermont Foodbank's VeggieVanGo mobile food pantry will offer drive-up distribution at the Barre Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 24, from 9-10:30 am. Community members are invited to enter the parking lot, remain in their cars, and follow volunteer instructions regarding pickup. Thanks so much to our friends at the Vermont Foodbank for making this month's VeggieVanGo happen for our community! ... See MoreSee Less

The Vermont Foodbanks VeggieVanGo mobile food pantry will offer drive-up distribution at the Barre Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 24, from 9-10:30 am. Community members are invited to enter the parking lot, remain in their cars, and follow volunteer instructions regarding pickup. Thanks so much to our friends at the Vermont Foodbank for making this months VeggieVanGo happen for our community!

It's National Suicide Prevention Month.
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Its National Suicide Prevention Month.
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FCWC Playgroups – Playgroup Schedules

2021  Fall Playgroup Schedule

Fall 2021 Outside FCWC Playgroup Flier (Click to open and print)

The Family Center is holding outside Saturday Morning Playgroups starting September 11.

Current plan is to offer outside Playgroups – both at FCWC and our Pop-Up Playgroup in Northfield, Marshfield, Williamstown, and Barre. We’ll watch the weather and the virus and will pivot to cancel, as necessary.

FCWC Northfield Pop-Up Playgroup on Friday, Sept. 10, 3-4:30 P.M. at the Northfield Falls Community Playground. The weather looks great!

9.7 Northfield Pop Up PDF AD (Click to open and print)

Check out the Family Center of Washington County’s Facebook page to see summer events!

Information on Parent Support or Parent Education Workshops

Below is a flier for a storytelling series centered around perinatal stories. It’s an opportunity to contribute or join and listen!

Perinatal Storytelling 10-7-21

Parent Education Wednesday Video Sept. 1 on Transition! Go to our Facebook page to watch.

 https://www.facebook.com/Family-Center-of-Washington-County-Vermont-198934400121509

Here’s a link to this great news that was on our social media:

Good Samaritan New Owner of Twin City Motel: Upgraded and Critically Needed Housing Secured for Area Homeless

 https://tinyurl.com/z7pchceb

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We have Parent Education Workshops scheduled, but out of an abundance of caution regarding the virus in our community, we have cancelled our September classes. We have cooking and crafting in October, we’ll keep you posted. Email [email protected] to sign up for workshops or ask questions!

Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall of magnetic balls and cubes

Learn more here:

https://tinyurl.com/4j5x9ejd

Good Resource for Families

Check out our local partners’ virtual and some in-person events as well!

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

https://www.pcavt.org/family-support-programs  Nurturing Parenting Programs and Strengthening Families Programs starting in September! Check it out!

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont

https://www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org/covid-19/ -Baby Stroll in person August 27th! Check out the details

Additional Resources:

https://libraries.vermont.gov/services/children_and_teensA listing of StoryWalks, reading challenges and more! And don’t forget those free passes to check out for state parks and museums in your area! Still a little time to use them!

https://howtotalksolittlekidswilllisten.com/  Podcasts, parent education, and answers to reader questions!

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/ abundant article, videos, podcasts and more!

https://www.zerotothree.org/    videos and articles for parents of young children!

https://www.vroom.org/ Vroom believes all parents want what’s best for their children. So we joined with scientists, researchers, and parents to take the science out of the lab and put it in the hands of caregivers. Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments®.

https://helpmegrowvt.org/ The goal of Help Me Grow Vermont is to create strong families, which helps promote healthy child development, and ensure that all children reach their greatest potential.

https://covidsupportvt.org/  help for us to cope with the pandemic through offering health and wellness supports.

https://www.vtfoodbank.org/   find local resources and donate to help others.

https://www.hungerfreevt.org/  working to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Food resources for you! Advocacy opportunities.

https://vteveryoneeats.org/ Vermont Everyone Eats has been contracted to continue services through September 30, 2021. Over the next three months, we will be ramping down the number of available meals with an effort to prioritize programming for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Join us as we continue to support families!

You can also find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCWCVT

And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/familycenterwashingtonco/

It’s always about the family.

www.fcwcvt.org

Good Resource for Families

Check out our local partners’ virtual and some in-person events as well!

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

https://www.pcavt.org/family-support-programs

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont

https://www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org/covid-19/

 

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