Making your gift lists and checking them twice? While presents are not the entire point of the holiday season, giving and receiving gifts can be pretty nice. But holidays shouldn’t be about standing in lines, spending lots of money, or trying to buy a certain number of gifts. The best presents come from the heart and maybe, just maybe, can make a difference in the world.
New Chapter is based in Brattleboro, Vermont—a small, quirky town in the southeast corner of the state. Giving back to our hometown area is a key part of New Chapter’s foundation, whether through product or monetary donations, employee food drives for our local foodbank, or working in the community on employee volunteer days. Check out a few causes that are close to our home and hearts:
It will surprise no one to hear that the most common source of ocean pollution today is plastic. A cup, a stirrer, a straw, or a plastic bag may be handy for a minute or an hour, but then it lasts for another 1000 years. Single-use plastic items scatter by wind and water and end up in the ocean, taking a heavy toll on marine ecosystems.
Many people know of Doctors Without Borders, but you may be surprised to learn that practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine are similarly active. Herbalists Without Borders is a local and global network of volunteers that travel to communities that have been impacted by natural disasters, violent conflicts, poverty, and other situations and have limited access to good health and wellness care