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Shelburne Craft School Receives SCHIP Grant

The Shelburne Craft School is the recipient of a grant from Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects, or SCHIP, for short. SCHIP is an organization of local faith communities who work together to raise money for grants to improve the lives of people and strengthen communities. SCHIP’s $3,500 grant to the Shelburne Craft School will be used to support the school’s scholarship program.

The Shelburne Craft School has a financial aid program that provides scholarships to those people who would like to take classes but cannot afford to do so. “Our founding mission is to open the doors to craft making to everyone,” said Executive Director Sage Tucker-Ketcham. “No one should be shut out of the Shelburne Craft School and all of our wonderful programs for an inability to pay.” Applicants are asked to complete a friendly, but thorough, online form that asks a few questions about their financial situation. Applications are reviewed by staff on a case-by-case basis and recipients are notified in about a week or two of their scholarship. The Shelburne Craft School offers partial scholarships for adults and children when available, and based on need.

“The grant from SCHIP is an important contribution to the Shelburne Craft School’s scholarship and financial aid program,” said Tucker-Ketcham. “These funds will open doors to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to benefit from our fantastic programs.”

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“We are committed to providing scholarships and need the support from the community to keep the school accessible to everyone,” said Tucker-Ketcham. “It is important for us to figure out a way of helping people afford our programs while not compromising the quality of instruction, materials, or equipment.”

The grant from SCHIP will be combined with contributions from the Friends of the Shelburne Craft School. Contributions from members support scholarships that remove barriers to accessing programs, capital improvements to its historic campus, the purchase of new equipment so the school can offer a first-rate educational experience.

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SCHIP awards spring grant money to nonprofits

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Shelburne News

SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Projects) has announced its spring grant awards. Recent grants in the amount of $32,400 were awarded to several nonprofits in the three towns who met the criteria of serving the people of the communities in a variety of ways. These awards are made possible as a result of SCHIP’s mission to raise funds through the sale of donated, gently used clothing and household items, accessories, art, and collectibles at its resale shop on Route 7, next to the Shelburne town offices. READ FULL ARTICLE

About SCHIP

schip-resale-shopShelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP), founded in 2003 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an organization of local faith communities. Through the sales of donated items to SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop in Shelburne Village, SCHIP raises funds which they grant to food shelves and emergency aid organizations, community projects, health and welfare organizations, and education programs, such as the Shelburne Craft School’s Scholarship Fund. Thus far, SCHIP has given over $400,000 in grants.

The participating faith communities are: All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Charlotte Congregational Church, Hinesburg United Church, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Shelburne United Methodist Church, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Vermont Zen Center. To find out more about SCHIP’s work, SCHIP’s Treasure, and how to donate and volunteer visit their WEBSITE.