Stephanie Bonin

DBA: meeting challenges during ‘unthinkably difficult’ time

The COVID-19 pandemic presented profound challenges nationwide, and downtown Brattleboro was no exception.The constantly changing landscape of shutdowns and reopenings, evolving safety mandates, reduced revenue, and shared trauma has made for an unthinkably difficult time.

However, we are proud to report that we met the challenges head on and that we succeeded in supporting our community in ways we never imagined possible.

We focused our strategy around three prongs: keeping our community safe, responding to urgent needs, and uplifting our community through programming that emphasized joy and connection in this difficult and isolating time.

This past year, we are proud to report that DBA:...

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Thanksgiving dinner for 30,000

'The holiday spirit invites us all to step in to both give and receive. If abundance of love and food is there, then what we have left to find is hope.'

Raisins in your stuffing. Running 3.2 miles at your town's Turkey Trot. A shared Thanksgiving meal at your community church sitting next to a person you just met. Each of us has our own holiday traditions, many of which will look very different this year. This is a loss,

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