Wendell Berry once said that by choosing to support a local business in your community, you’re essentially telling that business owner, “I want you to exist. I acknowledge that you and I are neighbors and I accept responsibility for that relationship.” Right now, we each face an enormous responsibility to support our neighbors.

Covid-19 is an economic crisis that many small businesses will not survive without our financial support. If you’re still working or have some extra stimulus dollars to spend, please consider donating to the businesses that make the UV a great place to live, work, and play. Upper Valley businesses need our love now more than ever!

TLC/4Ward Upper Valley is a crowdfunding platform where you can donate to many area businesses that are hanging on by a thread. Your gift will help them be here after this emergency, so they can get back to creating stable jobs, vibrant downtowns with character, and giving back to our community.

Thank you for choosing your neighbors in big, bold, generous ways. It matters.