• Toys Under the Tree

    Please help us help every child we can have a Merry Christmas!

    Toys can be dropped off at 45 Union Street M-F 8:00am-4:30pm.

    Secure, tax deductible donations can be made by clicking the Learn More Now button below.

    If you need to make arrangements to have donations picked up, please contact Vicki Loomis at VLoomis@BROC.org or 665.1721

  • Warming Others Winter Coat Drive

    Do you have a winter coat you no longer wear but is still is perfectly good condition? How about some winter boots your kids have simply grown out of? Please let BROC Community Action give them a new home to someone who might otherwise be cold this winter.

    We are looking for coats, hats, scarves, boots, snow pants and any other warm winter gear that is in good condition. Please bring all donations to 45 Union Street or contact Vicki Loomis to make arrangements VLoomis@BROC.org or 665.1721

  • PICO Mountain Annual Food Raiser is Here!

    Here is your chance to help others and ski for less!

    December 14&15

    Discounted single-day lift tickets will be available all weekend at the Pico Ticketing Sales Center for just $45 for all ages *with a donation of three non-perishable food items* (regularly $85). Tickets are only good for that day and cannot be use for future dates. All lift tickets must be loaded onto a reloadable ONE PASS, our RFID card, and can be purchased for $5 each at the ticket window. The ONE PASS is not transferable.


    Exploring Self Employment

    December 18, 2019
    45 Union Street
    Rutland, VT 05701

    To register for this FREE workshop:
    Annette Hoyle

  • Sponsor-A-Shelf at the BROC Community Food Shelf


    The BROC Community Food Shelf's "Sponsor-A-Shelf" initiative is looking for more shelf sponsors!

    If you are part of a group, organization or business that would like to take part in this cool way to keep the BROC Community Food Shelf stocked, contact Meg Hanna at 802.665.1755 or mhanna@broc.org.

  • Free Weatherization? Call Kelly! 802 665-1748 Rutland and Bennington!

    We want to save you money!

    Free weatherization from our experts like Hyle Bates pictured here!

    Call Kelly today!

    Did you know that you may qualify for free complete weatherization for your home or apartment? Warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Lower fuel bills, lower electric bills.

    Why wouldn't you? Call 802-665-1748. Rutland & Bennington County residents.


BROC Community Action's history spans 54 years. The why of our existence has not changed for over five decades. We exist to give people a chance: to allow the disadvantaged members of our communities to develop and use their capacities and abilities so they can share in the promise of this nation.

The how of BROC Community Action's existence goes back to 1964, when a notion called "community action" emerged from President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. After President Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson took up the fight and signed the Economic Opportunity Action of 1964. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Opportunity_Act_of_1964)

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"I was very happy that BROC was able to help my family get into housing. We were living in our car for several months before someone told us about the services there. I don't know what we would have done come winter."

— Bennington housing client
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