Nonprofit news and notes: Brattleboro Area Hospice hosts 'pop-up' auction

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BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Area Hospice's PopUp@77Flat Auction No. 3 is now online.

PopUp@77Flat is an online shopping event that will pop-up monthly. Proceeds from the auction benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice. Bidding can take place 24 hours daily from the comfort of your own home. A new themed window at Experienced Goods at 77 Flat St., in downtown Brattleboro featuring that month's auction items will be unveiled on the first Friday of each month. At 5 p.m. on that day, the auction goes live.

The online auction will run throughout the month, closing on the last Saturday at 9 p.m. All communication will take place online with bidders notified of their bid's status. Winners are notified electronically and payment should be made on the site. Auctions will run May through November, with seven different auctions in total, with a grand and fun-filled, live pop-up shopping extravaganza taking place in December.

To view the auction items and to set up an account, visit http://brattleborohospice.org/calendar/how-to-bid-at-popup77flat.

Putney Cares continues engagement with community

PUTNEY >> Putney Cares Board members, Ann Coakley, Joan Bowman, Bruce Whitney, Tiffin Mabry and Julie Forsythe met with a cross section of Putney community members on July 9 to discuss the strengths and challenges for elders in our community.

The board members noted that nationally, Putney is part of the leading edge in our country, being the oldest county in the oldest state. They addressed the many resources available in town now and discussed possible connections that Putney Cares can make between existing organizations in town to strengthen support for elders to stay healthy in their own homes.

This is part of a process that Putney Cares is undergoing in creating a job description for the position of office manager recently vacated by Pamela Cubbage. At the recent extended board visioning meeting, board members reviewed the wealth of community input, revised their thinking about Putney Cares role in the future, created new criteria for hiring a part- time staff assist and agreed on a time line for hiring.

At the Aug. 3 board meeting, final decisions will be made. The new job will be posted in early August, and after interviews and board decision, Putney Cares hopes to have the position filled by early September.

This year, the board will be focusing on building strong connections with other agencies in town, and expanding collaborative programs that already exist such as the Community Lunch voucher program with the Food Shelf and Computer training for Seniors at the Library with Landmark College students. The Putney Cares Activities Barn will be open to more activities relevant and supportive of Putney's seniors.

Putney Cares is also in need of volunteers to drive for medical appointments, assist with Meals on Wheels and to serve on the Board. For more information, email putneycares@svcable.net or call 802-387-5593.


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