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    Hope Lodge- Burlington, VT

    “The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Lois McClure – Bee Tabakin Building is open for patients traveling to Burlington, VT, for outpatient treatment.


    The 13,000-square-foot facility at 237 East. Ave. opened in 2008. Close to Fletcher Allen Health Care, it provides free temporary housing and support services to more than 2,000 cancer patients and their families each year. It triples the capacity of the old non-handicapped accessible house down the street, which the American Cancer Society had operated as a Hope Lodge since 1983.

    The Lodge features 16 private suites, including accommodations for immune-suppressed patients, and 24-hour staffing. There are common living and dining areas, quality of life and cancer resource centers, and space for complementary therapies such as yoga and massage. Guests come from Vermont and other New England states, from New York, Canada, and beyond.

    A typical guest of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Burlington saves $1,126 by staying at the Lodge while undergoing treatment at Fletcher Allen. Since the new building opened, we’ve saved our guests more than $1.4 million. ” – courtesy of cancer.org website.


    Here at Gordon’s, we believe that being an active participant in the community should be a priority for businesses. This time, we indirectly helped by supplying fabric for the amazing volunteer’s hard work.

    “Fabric sample books from Gordon’s Window Décor have been re-purposed into rice/lavender comfort pillows donated to patients staying at The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Burlington.  P1020491


    The project was started about 3 years ago and is a collaborative effort by a few staff and clients from Howard Center.  To date, over 500 pillows have been sewn, filled and given to provide relief as a hot (microwaved) or cold (freezer) packs and are scented with organic lavender.  Other supplies needed (rice, lavender, thread, needles) are donated by the staff of Howard Center involved in the project.

    In the process, clients have learned about fabrics, sewing skills and working as a team to make 5-10 rice packs at a time.P1020490

    It is a WIN/WIN for all involved!




    • Fabric sample books are usefully re-purposed
    • Clients have learned new skills
    • Clients are provided with a regular schedule of purposeful volunteerism
    • Cancer patients are given a useful, comforting item to ease aches and pains often associated with cancer treatments.” – Anne D.




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    Can you re-purpose fabric books/scrap fabric? Give us a call 802-655-7777, email: [email protected] or stop in to our factory showroom in Williston, VT!


    Want to support the Hope Lodge? Financial support is needed to cover the ongoing operating costs of the Vermont Lodge. To learn how you can help, with a gift or as a volunteer, please visit our Hope Lodge Burlington Web site or call Angela Putnam at 802-658-0649.

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