A Zen-Inspired Community Living Room
There are many ways you can support all that happens at Gather. You might make a donation for a day, week, or month of meals with a gift of $25, $150, or $500. You can sponsor a month of rent for $3,500, a month of utilities for $1,000, or a portion thereof. Or make a large gift to ensure our physical presence in this community by adding to the Gather Building Fund for finding a permanent home for Gather in the years to come.
Gather is a unique project that responds in real time to the issues of isolation, loneliness, and alienation. It is an open, safe, and welcoming comfort zone for everyone, but especially for those who deal with the stresses of low income, mental health challenges, addiction, and marginalization. Gather is a hub of healing for the community and a venue that allows people to come together to respond to ongoing challenges as well as unexpected local and global tragedies and events that affect those who live in our community. People from every segment of the community will find willing friends and neighbors, a nourishing meal, a shower and laundry if needed, and no shortage of comfort and care. Gather emerged from our practice of bearing witness to life on the streets and to the unique dynamics of suffering and joy in our local town and region. Read more about Gather.
In addition to giving online, you can also send a check made out to Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community, via US Mail to:
Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community
P.O. Box 818
Middlebury, VT 05753