Community & Donations

Gratitude & Charity

We are incredibly grateful. Grateful to the Morrows for establishing Northshire, grateful to Clark and Lu French for being such wonderful stewards of the store and its legacy, and grateful that our family is now carrying the baton. We recognize that Northshire is the magical place it is because of the communities that support us. We are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers, friends and family in both Manchester, VT, and Saratoga Springs, NY, as well as online at, for their ongoing support, partnership and commitment to Northshire.

From the time it was founded, Northshire Bookstore has been active in supporting and donating to local charitable organizations. We believe in the importance of giving back, and we intend to uphold this important part of our ongoing mission.

We proudly support organizations that are critically important to the safety and well-being of our communities through our customer-backed Round-Up program and other means. A partial list of past recipients is below.

Additionally, our Book Angel Program (which we often refer to as “Books for Kids”) ensures that children in our communities will receive the gift of a book over the Holidays every year— children who might not otherwise be receiving gifts, or have access to books at home. We work with partner schools to make sure that every child is matched with an appropriate title, and we are so thankful to our generous supporters for allowing us to maintain this important tradition.

Finally, we are oh so grateful for the dedication of our amazing staff, several of whom have worked at the Northshire for over 30 years. The fact is that we could not do this important charitable work without their tremendous commitment and hard work.

Thank you all,
Cathleen, Nicole & Ashley


*We feel strongly about supporting as many valuable local programs as possible. Because we receive so many requests, we ask that you mail, drop off or email documentation about your organization and the type of support you are seeking; we will contact you if we are able to accommodate your request.

Northshire Bookstore Past Donations

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