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Community Connection

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. Sign up for a time to meet with us and record your message here. During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least three weeks advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.

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.

Community Connection News & Updates

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Future Homeowners

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for partner families for their next 2 builds in Arrington, Virginia. If you have lived or worked in Nelson County for at least one year, you can visit their website at www.nelsonhabitat.org to see if you qualify to become a homeowner or leave a message at 434 361-0201. The partnerships between Habitat for Humanity and our homeowner families aim to be true collaborations, grounded firmly on mutual respect and a core belief that everyone should have an opportunity to live in a safe, decent and affordable home. Their partnerships with families are sound investments in the future, made by people who believe strongly in one another and in the greater good.

By |February 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Cville Time Bank Hosts Repair Cafe on March 17th

Cville TimeBank will be holding a Repair Café on Saturday, March 17th, from noon to 4pm at The Habitat Store on Harris Street.Things like chairs, fans, and lamps usually end up in a landfill when they break. But volunteers at the Repair Café can fix broken stuff and make it useful again. They are  inviting the whole community to bring household items like clothing, toys, bikes, small appliances, furniture and jewelry. The volunteers will be happy to fix your stuff and even show you how it’s done.

More information is at www.CvilleTimeBank.com.

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Building Experiences Hosts “Prom” Celebration

Building Experiences invites our greater community to an intergenerational “prom” celebrating Building Experiences at McGuffey Arts Center. Building Experiences (BE) is a local, grassroots non-profit that helps young adults be successful in college and career. Founded in 2014, BE has served over 180 young people. On February 24, be prepared for a night of the arts including Rich Tarbell’s Kool Booth Photo Booth and Glass Blowing with Frozen Motion Glass. Attendees will meet members of Building Experiences and strengthen community ties, while trying to outbid one another for our silent auction items. With food donations from The Local, Harvest Moon Catering and Blue Moon Diner, and music from DJ Cadybug, they hope to have something for all. For more information, you can go to their website, buildingexperiences.org 

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) in Charlottesville believes that strong nonprofits create a strong community, and as a nonprofit, they achieve their mission when nonprofits are connected to the resources they need to thrive. They offer tools, training, workshops and consulting for all things nonprofit in Charlottesville and the surrounding community They have nearly 250 nonprofit member organizations – and when an organization is a member, board, staff, and volunteers are all members as well – so you may be a member without realizing it! You can contact them to see how they can help support you and your nonprofit or help you get more engaged in the nonprofit community. To learn more, you can visit their website at www.thecne.org.

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Virginia Festival of the Book To Be Held March 21-25

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days in Charlottesville each March. The 24th Annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. The Festival’s annual attendance reached more than 30,000 in March 2017. For information on the event and how to attend you can go their website, www.vabook.org

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

East End Cemetery Needs Volunteers for Clearing Land

East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. It is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century. Decades of neglect obscured their graves and thousands of others beneath tangles of ivy, brush, and illegally dumped trash. Since June 2013, a small group of regular volunteers, students and Richmond-area residents have been working to reveal them, slowly uncovering not just long-buried headstones but an entire community. So, if you like whacking weeds, lopping branches, and discovering the history of Richmond, then Friends of East End invite you to join them in their goal to restore East End.  For more information, including progress on the restoration and a calendar of upcoming volunteer work days, their website is www.eastendcemetery.wordpress.com. You can also email me at jshuck@rocketmail.com or call 804-728-9475.

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments