Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Wednesday June 18th, 2014
Trenton, New Jersey
Habitat Build and Restore
One of the salient joys of Cabot Community Tour 2014 is the opportunity to finally meet the people that we have spent months with on the phone, planning and organizing each event. When we showed up on the build site at 522 North Clinton Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey, we finally came face-to-face with Habitat for Humanity of Trenton’s Executive Director, Tom Caruso; Development Director, Lacreda Riley, and Chelsea Naylor, Community Outreach Director. They were hard at work clearing the build site that would soon become home to seven families.
Forty volunteers and dignitaries, including Trenton Councilwoman, Marge Caldwell Wilson and Mercer County Freeholder, Pasqual “Pat” Colavito, Jr, were present, and all were served Chef Jimmy Kennedy’s Grilled Cheese with Pimento Sandwiches (everyone wanted the recipe!) assisted by his Farmers’ Gratitude Grille team, Cindy Stoker and Mark Hackett.
Reward Volunteer app was an inspiring revelation, as volunteers and staffers alike learned that Cabot incentivizes both individuals and organizations.
About the Tour
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour is a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honors our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour is following a route along the East Coast Greenway, stopping at cities and towns along the way, meeting with organizations and their volunteers and honoring the work that goes into making a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community.
Supporting the tour is the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot. Cabot chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals as a way of thanking those who generously give their time to others in their communities.
Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who can’t join us on the Cabot Community Tour can still get involved by visiting the Reward Volunteers website, and downloading the free Reward Volunteers iPhone app, or using the online web widget. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering in your community – and to earn rewards for yourself and the organizations you serve.
The 2014 Community Tour was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters, including: AARP Create the Good, East Coast Greenway, HandsOn Network, Marriott, National Life Group, and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.