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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. To request a time to record your message, email 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. We look forward to working with you!

The rules:  Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s 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.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Community Connection News & Updates

Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes Valentine’s Fundraiser

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bike shop in Charlottesville that operates through Virginia Organizing to promote environmentally-sound transportation, recycle bicycles, and make cycling accessible in Charlottesville.

Community Bikes is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, Bake & Bike, on Friday February 12th, when costumed bike couriers will deliver pre-ordered bags of heart-shaped scones around Charlottesville.

Their scones are baked by Sweet Holly’s Desserts, and all deliveries will be sanitary and contact-free. All proceeds from the event will benefit the work they do at Community Bikes. In 2020, they gave away over 650 free bikes to kids and over 200 bikes to adults in need of bikes for reliable transportation. You can learn more at

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: GARCC Foundation Scholarship

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Fishersville, known as the GARCC Foundation, is a nonprofit that serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. Their mission focuses on education, workforce development, quality of life, and community development. Through their Academic Achievers initiative, they’ve awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to local students to help them achieve the first step on their career path for over 11 years.

The application process for 2021 is now open! These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and can be used for vocational or technical school, credentialing programs, or a two or four-year college. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 26th.

You can find information on their website:

By |January 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Girls on the Run Spring Class

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia is celebrating its 15th anniversary with over 10,000 girls served. They forward to helping even more girls reach their limitless potential this year and beyond.
They are currently forming teams in the Greater Charlottesville Area for our Spring 2021 season, and are seeking volunteers! Teams of girls in grades 3rd through 5th or 6th through 8th will meet for eight weeks and engage in lessons that nurture physical and emotional health while training to complete a 5K.

All in-person practices will be implementing the highest CDC standards for safety as the health and wellness of our community remains top priority. Their teams will also have the ability to move online should circumstances require. They also have fully virtual teams for those who prefer!

Teams will begin meeting the first week of March, and space is limited. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, or registering a girl for one of their programs this spring, you can visit

By |January 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: BRIMS Virtual Concert

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is presenting a virtual concert and zoom workshop with singer Karan Casey on Friday, January 29th & Saturday, January 30th.

Karan Casey, a founding member of the Irish super-group Solas, has long been recognized as one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan has released seven solo albums as well as an album for children, a duet album with John Doyle and numerous contributions to other artists’ projects. You can find more information online at


By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: The Front Porch Winter Classes

The Front Porch is Charlottesville’s community music school. Their mission is to connect everyone through music. They’re currently registering for their winter session, offering group classes as well as private lessons for all ages on a wide variety of instruments and in tons of musical styles.

They are also planning on opening locations in Harrisonburg and Richmond this year, so please stay tuned for more information! You can learn more at

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House is a nonprofit in Lynchburg with a mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. In 2020, they placed 337 of our homeless neighbors into safe and affordable housing. They know that the upcoming need is great and they invite you to get involved with our work of ending homelessness . You can learn more here.

By |January 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments