2023 Brunch Bags are on sale now!
We are thrilled to announce that the Brunch Bag tradition is back! Order yours here!
The Brunch Bag tradition began in 1984 as an event to support The Schoolhouse’s students and programs. Every year, Schoolhouse families sell, assemble and hand deliver delightful bags of goodies on Mother’s Day as a mother’s day or spring treat. Bags can be purchased for anyone local to brighten the day. You can also buy a bag in honor of a special person who perhaps does not live in the delivery area, and we will send them a card telling them of the Brunch Bag donated in their honor to one of many local support organizations.
Our brunch bag is a beautifully packaged bag of goodies, hand delivered by Schoolhouse community members to the recipient’s door by noon on Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day). Every year, we tweak the contents of the bag to include as many local ingredients as possible. This year we will offer a limited number of Vegan/Gluten Free brunch bags. Each bag costs $30 including local delivery.
Who can I buy one for?
Brunch bags aren't just for moms - they are frequently given as "Happy Spring!" gifts to dads, sisters, brothers, kids, friends, neighbors, sweethearts, relatives, teachers, co-workers, bosses, grandparents, doctors, daycare providers, clergy or favorite politicians!
Donate a Brunch Bag!
You can also contribute funds towards the purchase of brunch bags to be donated to residents of COTS, Cathedral Square, Steps to End Domestic Violence (formerly Women Helping Battered Women), or the Lund Family Center.
Each bag is delivered in person, Sunday morning, May 14th by 12:00 noon. Towns eligible for delivery include Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex/Essex Junction, Ferrisburgh, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Monkton, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston and Winooski.
What if my loved one lives out of town?
You can honor an out of town loved one by donating a bag in his/her honor to a community member served by a local non-profit. The Schoolhouse will mail a card to the honoree letting him/her know of your gift.
All proceeds from the sale of Brunch Bags support The Schoolhouse in providing high quality programming for 2 to 14 year olds in a cooperative, nurturing and diverse community.
What's in a Brunch Bag?
The standard bag has:
Two croissants from Klinger's
Two rolls from Klinger's
Truffles from Birnn Chocolates
Jam from Sidehill Farm
Brie cheese from Champlain Valley Creamery
The vegan & gluten free bag has:
Two gluten-free muffins from The Schoolhouse
Vegan truffles from Lake Champlain Chocolates
Jam from Sidehill Farm
Plant-based brie cheese from Nourish
Interested in becoming a Brunch Bag sponsor?
You’re invited to be a Schoolhouse Brunch Bag Sponsor! Since 1984, Schoolhouse has been delivering Brunch Bags to loved ones on Mother’s Day. We fill the bags with fresh foods from local Vermont providers, and we ask you, our Vermont businesses, to help underwrite the cost. We’re so glad to be back after a long pandemic break, and we hope you’ll join us.
Learn more about sponsorship here.