Sweetwaters Cares

Sweetwaters takes great pride in our community and our support of local nonprofit organizations.

Thanksgiving Day starts off with a coat give away. Those in need are invited to come to our restaurant to receive a donation. The success of this portion of the holiday event is due in large part from our support from The Windjammer Restaurant.

Our success is due in large part to the generous donations of many of our vendor partners: 


US Foods

Rockville Farms

Harrington Brothers Coffee

White River Paper

Foley Linen Service

Vermont Tent


Sam Mazza's

Windjammer/Best Western for their organization and execution of the coat drive

Hunger is Hard/Baking is Easy  


Prep includes: 

1500 lbs turkey

100 # cranberry sauce

400 # stuffing

600 # mashed potatoes

50  gallons of gravy

100  pies

150 volunteers

50 gallons of coffee

60 # butter

Sweetwaters has been the host for our community’s most celebrated dinner. Our Thanksgiving Day gathering has become a cherished tradition for many volunteers and guests. We are proud to have celebrated our 28th year welcoming guests in for a traditional holiday meal,  great conversation, and good laughs. Thank you to our vendor partners and the community- helping to make this Thanksgiving another successful event. 


In addition to the above, we support hundreds of other local nonprofit organizations. If you would like to request a donation from Sweetwaters please contact us.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • What is your organizations name, mission and website?
  • What you would like us to donate?
  • Whether or not your organization has 501©(3) status.
  • How we can contact you with further questions?
  • The date, name and venue of the specific event? (*Requests must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of the event.)

We love our hometown, and giving back to our community is just how we do business. We can’t imagine it any other way. From buying local ingredients, to donating meals each month to the Burlington Emergency Shelf, we take pride in caring for our neighbors.

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