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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 is the first edition of CASA Rocks On. We hope it becomes an annual event to raise funds and awareness to support our mission at CASA for Children: to find, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children. The idea of a concert came from wanting to have an event that connects with Staunton’s rich musical talent, vibe, and culture. We are lucky and honored that The Findells and Nathan Moore agreed to support CASA. The funds we raise will be used to pay for operational and program expenses, and hopefully, increase our capacity to serve. There is a great need for us to grow our services. Many local children do not have a CASA Advocate. In addition to the funds, the concert will help us reach the crowd of fans that follow these artists and remind them that they have the power to make an immense impact in the life of abused or neglected children by volunteering with CASA.
The Charlottesville Shambhala Meditation Group is hosting Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human the weekend of January 22nd through the 24th at the Shala Holistic Health Center in downtown Charlottesville. Shambhala Training is a secular meditation program that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the goodness in ourselves and the world via the practice of meditation. You can begin 2016 with a fresh start, by learning to use meditation as a means to cultivate fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness and developing the dignity of being human. The retreat includes meditation instruction and practice, talks, group discussion and individual interviews. More information is available online.
The Charlottesville Waldorf School invites you to an interactive Open House on Saturday, January 16th. The program will be held from 10am until noon. There will be refreshments served prior to the ten am start. The Shoemaker and the Elves, a marionette show, will be performed by early childhood teachers. Parents can experience lessons in the grade school classes with those teachers. You can learn about our school online.
Through December 21st retailers and restaurants at the Shops at Stonefield are celebrating “Holidays with a Heart”. Provide nourishment, relief and hope to neighbors in need by sharing a small gift, a bag of groceries, or a donation. Donations are particularly important to The Food Bank this time of year because families not only face food insecurity but challenges making ends meet during the cold seasons. Families often choose between heating their homes or putting food on the table. For every dollar you give, The Food Bank can provide four meals to families in need. More Information.
Oakland School offers individualized programs for each of our students from ages 6 to 13. We offer small class size, daily one-to-ones, and specific skills’ instruction that focuses on reading, math, written language, organization, and study skills. This curriculum is built for students seeking customized support. We invite you to Oakland School’s Open House on Monday, January 18th, at 10:00 AM. This is your opportunity to meet Carol Williams, our Head of School, take a tour of the campus and classrooms, and learn more about Oakland’s year-round and summer programs. More information.
The Affordable Care Act requires that you have health insurance, qualify for an exemption, or pay a penalty. Blue Ridge Medical Center offers assistance with a certified counselor to explore your health coverage options. Many families qualify for lower monthly premiums and lower out of pocket costs. Open Enrollment is now, through January 31st 2016. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, check our website, or Blue Ridge Medical Center’s Outreach and Enrollment staff at 434- 263-4000. We also have outreach offices in the towns of Amherst and Appomattox.