Harvest Lane building purchase benefits include expanding volume of material diverted from landfills, strengthened programs and financial security and improved classroom and job training facility


Completion of Realizing ReSOURCE Capital Campaign

ReSOURCE, a Nonprofit Community Enterprise, is pleased to announce the completion of its Realizing ReSOURCE Capital Campaign and the purchase of its central facility in Williston’s Taft Corners. The 52,000 square foot building at 329 Harvest Lane has been residence to the nonprofit’s administration, training, and retail operation since 2017, housing a reuse store, administrative offices, workforce development programs and appliance repair and computer departments in 37,000 square feet. Two businesses lease 15,000 square feet of the building.


“Completing our Campaign to purchase this building is not only a tremendous accomplishment, but speaks volumes about the belief our donors have in our mission of empowering Vermonters through workforce development, poverty relief and environmental stewardship,” said ReSOURCE Executive Director Tom Longstreth. “Support from the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development gave us the final push needed, and we are now better positioned to lift a much larger community of at-risk Vermonters out of poverty.”


The Harvest Lane site’s sizeable warehouse storage capacity for donations provides a central location to shift inventory as needed among the four ReSOURCE store locations in Burlington, Barre, Hyde Park and Williston, and is invaluable in preventing more than a thousand tons of reusable goods from ending up in the landfill each year. A recently installed 150 KW solar array on the building’s roof is also an important investment in ReSOURCE’s commitment to environmental stewardship and will produce more than 100% of ReSOURCE’s electrical needs at the site.


“I hadn’t planned to sell the Harvest Lane building, but when I was approached by ReSOURCE, I felt their mission would be better served through ownership than renting,” said Al Senecal, president of Omega Electric Construction Co., Inc. “I was pleased to speak at their Youth Build program graduation ceremony and am committed to supporting ReSOURCE’s transition to conscientious landlord as they take over the maintenance and management of building.”


The building’s efficient multi-use spaces provides more mobility and flexibility to student workstations and increases efficiencies between job skills training programs. Through these increased amenities, ReSOURCE expects its annual training program enrollment to increase from 275 to more than 500 students and trainees within five years.

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What is Career Start?

Career Start is a program designed for high school students to gain hands-on experience and technical skills in various departments at ReSOURCE’s Burlington or Barre locations.

High school students enrolled in school are eligible to participate in the Career Start program.

The program provides hands-on experience in ReSOURCE departments, technical skills training, and monthly personal and professional development classes.

There is a fee of $1500, but tuition is waived for qualifying Vermonters.

Departments include Customer Service & Retail, Office Administration, Computers and Electronics, Overlook Cafe, and Large Appliances, among others.

Yes, students earn a monthly stipend

Training covers Health and Wellness, Goal Setting and Achievement, Leadership Development, Career Planning, and Financial Literacy.

Interested individuals should contact ReSOURCE’s Training and Development Manager, Susan Uthmann, for enrollment details.


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