Gratitude & Charity

As we near the end of 2021, we find ourselves reflecting on all that we are thankful for. At the very top of a long list, is a deep respect and gratitude for the communities in which we live and work. We are grateful that our stores in Manchester and Saratoga Springs are part of vibrant communities that sustain, support and embrace us. The vitality and survival of our bookstores are due to the strength of our communities and we appreciate all the support we receive from our friends, neighbors and visitors every day.

For decades, the Northshire Bookstore has been prominent in supporting and donating to charitable organizations in our communities. The Northshire Bookstore family considers this an important part of our ongoing mission and we take this commitment seriously.

In 2021 we have proudly supported over 100 important charitable organizations and non-profits. These organizations are critically important to the safety and well-being of our communities, both near and far. Through our customer-backed Round-Up program and with direct cash grants, donations and in-kind contributions, we are proud to support these worthy charities. A partial list of recipients so far this year is below.

We are grateful for the dedication of our amazing staff and partners. The fact is that we could not do this important work without the tremendous commitment and hard work of our entire staff. In addition to the wonderful recommendations of our patrons and community partners, we are also pleased to have our 60+ staff members each designate individual charities that the Northshire Bookstore should support with additional donations. We are thrilled to be able to make these donations in the names of our dedicated staff members.

As we reflect on the blessings of 2021, we want to sincerely thank you for helping us support vital charities in our communities and for your patronage of our independent bookstores.

Clark & Lu

Northshire Bookstore Charitable Donations 2021

A Chance in Life
Academy for Lifelong Learning 
Alzheimer’s Association
American Chestnut Foundation
Bail Project
Ballard Elementary Craft   Fair
BBA Observatory Club
BBA Performing Arts
Best Buddies
Blind cat Rescue
Book Angels
Book Industry Charity (BINC)
Books through Bars
Burr & Burton Academy
Captain Planet Foundation
Children's Museum
Conscious Kid
Ducks Unlimited
Event Angels
Franklin Community Center (Saratoga
Gamers Outreach
Gay Center
Geyser Road PTO
Happy Heart Happy Home
Livestrong at the Y
Manchester Business Association
Manchester Community Food Cupboard
Manchester Community Library 
Manchester Rec Park
Maple Street School
McCullough Library
Mission Blue
Mountain School
Mt Anthony Athletics
Neighbor to Neighbor
North Country Wild Care
Northeast Public Radio
Northshire Day School
Old Friends at Cabin Creek
Open Air Sports
Palamountain Scholarship Benefit
Planned Parenthood
Pride Center VT
Random Acts
Red Panda Network
Salem Courthouse Project
Saratoga Balloon Festival
Saratoga Book Festival
Saratoga Center for Family
Saratoga Performing Arts Center 
Saratoga Plan 
Saratoga Senior Center 
Saratoga Springs Rotary Foundation
Second Chance Animal Center
Shelburne Farms
Shire Kids
Snowlight in Vermont
Southern Vermont Art Center
Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation
St. Judes Hospital
Stratton Foundation
Taconic Music Festival
The Conscious Kid
The Yellow Tulip Project
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Town of Manchester Fund
True Colors United
Tunnels to Towers
Umbrella Org
Vermont Food Bank
Vermont Pride Center 
Vermont Public Radio
VT Food Bank
VT Land Trust
Wellspring Cares
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
Wolf Conservation Center