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Community Connection

WNRN prides itself in giving our nonprofit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. We create recorded Public Service Announcements for nonprofits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice. We call this series “Community Connections”.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. First, write up a 3-5 sentence paragraph of what you want to promote. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least three-weeks advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. To take full advantage of the program, we recommend six weeks to a month’s notice to promote the event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.

Once your paragraph is written, email it to connection@wnrn.org. We will then edit your words to fit FCC regulations to create a Community Connection script. After that we’ll schedule a time for a representative of the nonprofit to record the script at WNRN. Our recording times are Monday afternoons from 2-5pm or Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.

Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3 and must submit their 501c3 letter of registration prior to recording or participating in Hear Together/Community Connections.

You can read more information about Community Connections & Hear Together here: Community Connection Rules for Inclusion

Community Connection News & Updates

Boxer World: “Sustaining the Vibes” A Benefit Concert for Boxerwood

Boxerwood Nature Center and Lex Collective and invite you to Boxer World, “Sustaining the Vibes” A Benefit Concert for Boxerwood, on Saturday, November 4th at 7pm- midnight at Salerno’s Bar, Bistro and Pizzeria. There will be performances from Marshall Nix, Debra Guy, Blue Nx, and Spacecase. All proceeds will go toward Boxerwood’s mission to connect people of all ages to the natural world through education and outreach. To find out more information, you can visit the event page on Facebook, or you can go www.lexcollective.org.


By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Shelter Offers Confidential Services For Domestic Violence Victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one in nine men will be abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. The Shelter for Help in Emergency offers their help for victims of domestic violence and their families in the greater Charlottesville area. The services are confidential, and are aimed to help victims move toward a safer future. For help or information you can reach their 24-hour hotline at 434-293-8509 or you can visit www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org.


By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Charlottesville Ballet Honoring Veterans with Performance

Charlottesville Ballet invites you to their Veterans Day production: UpFront – Salute on Saturday, November 11 at 4pm and 7pm. Sponsored by the Shebeen Pub & Braai, the event includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a performance featuring the WWII theatre ballet: “A Letter to My Love.” For tickets and more information, you can visit www.CharlottesvilleBallet.org.

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Haunted Open House at Jefferson School City Center

The Jefferson School City Center is hosting a Haunted Open House event with the help of the University of Virginia Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. They invite you to come walk the hallways of the historical school and trick or treat with their resident organizations. There will be Halloween activities for the children, mummy wrapping, pumpkin games, music and more. The event is open to everyone and parking is available. You can enjoy this scary treat before heading over to the Downtown Safe event. For more information you an email crystal@literacyforall.org or visit www.jeffersonschoolcitycenter.org.

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Wildrock: New Non-Profit Natural Playscape In Albemarle County

Wildrock is a new nonprofit natural playscape in Albemarle County. Wildrock promotes nature play for health and happiness. Nature can be a place of inspiration and healing, and Wildrock offers its healing land to the community through its public days, field trips, and ecotherapy programs. Kids can interact with a number of elements on the playscape, including a mud kitchen and hobbit house. Families can participate in special programs such as the veterans retreat or the treasure adventure. Schools and faith groups can schedule field trips. And we’re available for birthday parties. We hope you’ll join us at Wildrock on Wednesday or Saturday, our public days or check out www.wildrock.org for more special offerings.



By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Project GROWS Hosts Farm-To-Table Dinner

Project GROWS is an educational farm providing gardening and nutrition education to over 4,000 children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County each year. The are hosting their 3rd annual farm-to-table dinner to benefit our organization on October 27th at 6pm at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel. All of the proceeds go to supporting Project GROWS’ education and food access programs. The evening will feature live music, a silent and live auction and a three course meal featuring local produce from Project GROWS farm, Polyface Farm, and other local producers. You can learn more online at www.projectgrows.com/gala2017

By |September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments