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Helping Hands for Our Neighbors

Dummerston Cares is a community-based, all-volunteer organisation that’s firmly rooted in its commitment towards the health and well-being of residents. We pride ourselves on offering a myriad of programs, services, and resources tailored to serve the diverse needs of our community. Our purpose is to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, socio-economic status, or health condition, has access to the support they need to lead fulfilling lives. With a deep-seated value in caring, we strive to weave a network of health and wellness that extends to every corner of our community.

Who We Are

Read about our history and the committed people involved.

Programs and Services

We offer a wide range of programs and services for our citizens.

How to Help

Get involved! We have a variety of opportunities for anyone interested.


Volunteers Needed for Cares’ Summer Food Program

The School District's Summer Food Program begins June 21. Cares needs volunteers to help with the delivery of daily (M-F) breakfasts and lunches to Dummerston school kids. One or two volunteers a day can handle it. Food boxes are delivered between 10:30 and 11:00 to...

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T’ai Chi Class Openings

Cares' T'ai Chi class, Wu Style, is accepting new students at this time. The class is led by John Hury who has taught T'ai Chi for over 40 years. John has a master's degree in clinical psychology. His master's thesis was on the psychotherapeutic benefits of T'ai Chi....

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Putney Area Community Loan Fund

The Putney (Area) Community Loan Fund (PCSLF) can make  low interest (5%) loans to residents of Dummerston, Putney and Westminster. No collateral, no fees, pay back over 26 installments. The money is from the community and for the community and not from the government...

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Declaration of Inclusion

We resolve that the people of Dummerston welcome all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, differing ability, economic status, and education. We commit to fair and equal treatment of everyone in our community. We value respectful civic engagement in all forums.

—Approved by the electorate on March 7, 2023
—Endorsed by the Select Board on January 24, 2024