ReSOURCE: A Nonprofit Community Enterprise has been a tenant in the 329 Harvest Lane building since early 2018. On Friday, January 10, 2020, ReSOURCE purchased the Williston building from Allen Brook Development, Inc. They originally needed office, retail and warehouse space that would enable them to provide effective vocational hands-on learning and academic training as well as pursue their environmental programs and poverty relief work. Here’s a brief synopsis of how they began and have grown:
In 1991 in Burlington, Vermont, ReSOURCE (then ReCycle North) began an innovative program of repairing and reselling household items that otherwise would have gone to the landfill. Out of that founding vision, ReSOURCE has expanded its services and programming to offer more opportunities to at risk-youth and low-income Vermonters in need.
In addition to providing goods and services at an affordable price, ReSOURCE has trained over 1,800 individuals through Job Skills Training programs and given these individuals a chance to learn valuable technical & professional skills and become gainfully employed. ReSOURCE’s success to date has proven its sustainability and created a replicable model of environmental stewardship, educational training, and economic opportunity in Vermont while being committed to teamwork and collaboration across its programs and departments.
The acquisition of the building will enable ReSOURCE to sustain, expand and support its workforce development programs, poverty relief programs and environmental work across Vermont. ReSOURCE received a subgrant from the Town of Williston in the amount of $150,000 to support the purchase. The grant was a part of funding initiatives for downtown development projects. Nine other Vermont communities received grant monies as well.
We wish ReSOURCE the best in their endeavors to make a positive impact on individuals and on Vermont communities!