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Heard on the Street, 9.22.21

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Food Scrap Company Seeks Help

Earthgirl Composting is seeking food haulers to work as substitutes and permanent employees, Thursdays through Saturdays. Workers need to have a somewhat flexible schedule. The days are characterized as fast-paced, six- to eight-hour days with strenuous, messy labor. If interested, email with your phone number and a few words about yourself to megan@earthgirlcomposting.com. Earthgirl Composting is based in Montpelier.

New Dollar Tree Opening in Northfield

A new Dollar Tree storefront has been added to the spot next to Tops Market in Northfield. The construction work began over the summer, and now there are signs out front seeking new hires. The spot previously was home to a hardware store.

Got a Bike or Sewing Machine? Donate It Abroad

Former Peace Corps Volunteers and employees from National Life will be collecting used bikes and sewing machines on Friday, Sept. 24, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the National Life parking lot (look for the U-Haul truck). The items will be shipped to community projects in developing countries through Pedals for Progress, a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization. 

Montpelier resident John Kim is helping to organize the event. He served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. “Bikes and sewing machines are life-changing technology in developing countries,” says Kim. “Bikes allow people to get to school, work, and to markets. Sewing machines are a way to create dignified employment in struggling communities. We don’t know yet where this year’s bikes and sewing machines will be going – but we are 100 percent sure that the items will change peoples’ lives for the better,” says Kim.  

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Local residents can learn more, or volunteer to help, at the group’s Facebook page “Pedals for Progress Vermont.”  A donation of $15 is requested with each item to help with shipping. Facebook: PedalsforProgressVT