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Community Connection: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle is a nonprofit that delivers hot meals to people throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County who are vulnerable to hunger and isolation because of decreased mobility. Their mission is to improve the health, support, independence and dignity of our homebound neighbors. They offer many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from driving, to packing meals, and helping with events. You can learn more at cvillemeals.org.


2021-05-24T15:15:59-04:00May 24th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: CFF Brewer’s Ball

Since 2014, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Virginia’s Finest and Brewers Ball unTapped campaign has recognized standout young professionals and craft breweries and restaurants across the Commonwealth.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the fight to treat and cure cystic fibrosis: a?rare, genetic disease that shortens the lives of children and young adults and makes breathing difficult. Much progress has been made. 50 years ago, the median life expectancy for someone with CF was just four years old — now, the median age is in the 40s. However, as of today, there is still NO CURE for cystic fibrosis.

They invite you to tune in for the Brewers Ball unTAPPED event on Friday, July 23rd, at 7 pm.

Brewers Ball unTapped will bring our community together virtually to recognize our Virginia’s Finest Honorees across the Commonwealth. Attendees can Bid for a Cure, enjoy music, and more. Virtual tickets are available and include a six-pack of 65 Roses Hibiscus Blonde Ale, brewed exclusively for this event by Three Notch’d Brewing Company, to enjoy while tuning in from home.

You can learn more at finest.cff.org or by calling 804.527.1500.

2021-05-24T15:08:19-04:00May 24th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Hospice of the Piedmont

On Tuesday, June 22nd, at 1 p.m., Hospice of the Piedmont is hosting a virtual event, “Community Conversations: Finding your Way after a Life-Limiting Diagnosis.” This talk will feature a conversation with local entrepreneur and commercial real estate broker Bob Kahn, who was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal pancreatic cancer in December of 2020.

During this one-hour live online event, Bob will be joined by Hospice of the Piedmont’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Short, and palliative care nurse practitioner Ashleigh Bergstrom, in an honest and brave conversation about his life-affirming path after receiving a terminal diagnosis. Viewers will be able to ask questions of a panel including Mr. Kahn and other clinical staff. You can learn more here: hopva.org.

2021-05-26T12:48:10-04:00May 24th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley

Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley is a non-profit organization that serves girls in 3rd-8th grades. Their 8 week season, and culminating 5k event, teaches girls the importance of caring for themselves and others….physically, mentally, and emotionally through a physical-activity based delivery model. They’re forming new teams in the fall, and invite you to join them!

For more information, you can go to their website.

2021-05-23T14:15:52-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Anicira Veterinary Center

The Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is a nonprofit veterinary hospital dedicated to keeping pets healthy and with the families who love them. They provide a full range of high-quality, affordable veterinary care from treating illness and injury including performing life-saving surgical procedures.

Through their Comprehensive Care Clinic, they provide essential veterinary services for the most vulnerable pets in our community — those with nowhere else to go. Anicira’s Pet Food Pantry distributes nutritious meals to hundreds of families each month.

They invite you to visit their website to learn more about their veterinary services and community programs that support pet families.


2021-05-23T14:06:07-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Rockingham Educational Foundation

Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. (REFI) is a nonprofit in Harrisonburg that supports learning by securing financial contributions and educational resources that benefit the students and teachers in Rockingham County Public Schools.

They connect our caring community and innovative educators to build stronger schools. They do this through their five core programs: Early Literacy, Innovative Learning Grants for Educators, Student Scholarships, Our Teacher Supply Depot and Teacher Recognition.

For more information, you can go to their website.

2021-05-23T13:59:41-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Free Clinic

The Blue Ridge Free Clinic offers adult medical visits, prescription assistance, and urgent dental care for our neighbors with unmet needs.

Their all-volunteer staff strives to provide holistic care and make connections to resources their patients may need, such as help with food insecurity or transportation and housing challenges. They will soon have integrated social work and counseling programs. They partner with Sentara RMH for lab & radiology services, as well as specialty care. They also partner with JMU and host a clinical training program for physician assistant students.

The Blue Ridge Free Clinic works to provide quality care to those who might otherwise fall through the cracks in our healthcare system – and helps navigate patients to long-term, sustainable healthcare. They envision their clinic services to be “Your Bridge to Health”. You can learn more on their website.


2021-05-23T13:55:51-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley’s on-the-ground staff in valley communities work to ensure the valley’s rural character, clean water, and working farm and forest lands are protected for future generations.

They strive to provide accurate and timely information to community members and decision makers on issues that matter.

It is their belief that together, we can grow in ways that complement the natural and cultural resources that distinguish our region.

You can learn more online at their website.

2021-05-23T13:48:38-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Hopewell Downtown Partnership

Hopewell Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit working in collaboration with the City of Hopewell and the diverse community at large to revitalize the Downtown Historic District. The Partnership invites you, your friends and family to visit their community, which is located at the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers. Their “Third Thursday” street festivals kick off in June, featuring live music, libations, kid’s activities, art, and more. They welcome you to visit on June 17th, July 15th, August 19th or September 16th from 5-8pm for their “Third Thursday” series.

Downtown Hopewell is home to classic spots like Quick Lunch and Lisa’s Cafe as well as a budding restaurant, entrepreneur, and arts scene. They welcome you to come explore the eclectic Downtown as your next daytrip. You can learn more online at hopewelldowntown.com or by following them on Facebook.

2021-04-22T10:38:27-04:00May 20th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: The Literacy Lab Fellowship

The Literacy Lab is a nonprofit with a mission to close the literacy achievement gap in Virginia. They place trained tutors in partner elementary schools in Richmond and Henrico Public Schools to serve students from age three to grade three. The Literacy Lab is excited to announce the expansion of their Leading Men Fellowship, a program that trains young men of color to serve as Literacy Tutors for a full academic year in local preschool classrooms.

The goal of the Leading Men Fellowship is to simultaneously add classroom capacity to ensure more students are entering school ready for kindergarten and to diversify the teacher workforce. They are currently accepting applications for The Leading Men Fellowship, which is open to young men age 18 to 24 who are interested in a career working with young people. The benefits are a living wage of $15 an hour, a monthly transportation and communication stipend, and a $2500 scholarship to be put toward future educational costs.

For more information and to access their application to join The Leading Men Fellowship, you can go to theliteracylab.org.

2021-05-11T15:56:02-04:00May 11th, 2021|Community Connection|