Sweetwaters Cares

Sweetwaters takes great pride in our community and our support of local nonprofit organizations. It's that time of year where we are starting to gear up for our 29th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. 

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.

It's true, it takes a village! We can't thank our many vendor-partners enough. For this year's event, our goal is to utilize as many local products as possible.  Please contact us directly is you are interested in donating. 

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 be celebrating our 29th year-  welcoming guests in for a traditional holiday meal,  great conversation, and good laughs.  PLEASE NOTE, VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE FULL. 

The Windjammer/Best Western is once again our coat drive partner. It is best to check with them directly as it pertains to drop-off questions. For those wishing to drop off in town, Sequoia Salon in Burlington is also a coat drive partner. 

Other ways you can help?  Do you make a killer pumpkin pie?  How's your apple cobbler skills or perhaps family sweets recipe you'd like to prepare? Community support for desserts is always greatly appreciated. We are asking people who are donating desserts to take a moment to Dessert Sign Up to give us some sense of the volume of desserts we should expect. 

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

Please include the following information in your email:

  • What is your organization's name, mission, and website?
  • 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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