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Community Connection

Community Connection2021-06-07T14:27:24-04:00

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 dmoses@wnrn.org. 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: Sunsets With Sentara Concert

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital in Charlottesville. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary with Sentara at their Pantops location with a special Sunsets with Sentara concert. They welcome you to join them on Saturday, August 28th at 5 p.m. to relax on the lawn with your family while you enjoy the sunset, set to live music.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from local food trucks, breweries and wineries. This concert is open to the public, and blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Proceeds support staff resiliency programs at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Twice Is Nice

Twice is Nice is an upscale resale boutique featuring gently used men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, collectibles, home decor, and furniture all generously donated by our community.  They are a nonprofit and funds from Twice is Nice sales are used to help other nonprofits that directly provide services to seniors in our community.

They value helping seniors, practicing sustainability through recycling and reducing waste, being socially impactful and inclusive, and providing quality products with competitive and affordable prices.

As part of our mission to help promote sustainability, gently used items that you no longer want or need can be brought to either of their two locations on Preston Avenue, Charlottesville.

You can find more information here:twiceisnicestore.org

Twice Is Nice is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Twice Is Nice

Community Connection: Recover Fest

The Institute for Reform and Solutions is a nonprofit in the Shenandoah Valley committed to reforming the inequities in the criminal justice system. Along with Katrina Broughman, they are hosting Recover Fest, a two-day event with live music in Staunton and Lexington. They will remember lives lost to drug overdoses and promote the importance of harm reduction and recovery treatment. Proceeds will support those suffering from meth and opioid addiction in Lexington, Staunton, Augusta, Rockbridge, Buena Vista, and Waynesboro.

They invite you to bring your entire family to both events for live music, speakers, children’s activities, and information tables from sponsors and partners; on-site bathrooms at both events. The first day of Recover Fest will be held in Lexington on Thursday, July 29th, at Hull’s Drive-In Theater from 5:30-11 pm. They’ll have food and drinks at the concession stand and local musicians performing an array of genres including gospel, rock, and electronic.

The second day of Recover Fest will be held in Staunton on Thursday, August 5th, at the Sunspots Pavilion on the Wharf from 5:30-9:00 pm. Food and drinks will be available from Shredders BBQ. Live music will include acoustic, rock, gospel, and more.

You can find  more information at recoverfestVa.org, or by emailing recoverfest@gmail.com.

 

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Community Connection: Literacy Volunteers July Training

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle is a nonprofit that provides reading, writing, and English language tutoring to adults in our community through the power of volunteer tutors. Their students come from a variety of backgrounds and are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals and support their families. Like many organizations, they had to change our operations due to the pandemic. Technology and virtual instruction now allows them to reach more people in multiple ways.

If you would like to help adults in our community achieve their educational goals, you are invited to register for Virtual New Tutor Training. Tutor training can now be completed from the comfort of your own home. The next session begins on Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. You can learn more at literacyforall.org.

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Community Connection: Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center

Latinos In Virginia Empowerment Center is a culturally specific non-profit located in Richmond that aims to provide education, advocacy, and support to Latino victims of violence or crime, and specifically to those who are monolingual in Spanish. They believe that everyone has the right to access support in order to stabilize their life, regardless of the language they speak. They’ve launched a trauma-informed interpreter bank to help those in need be fully present in such conversations. Their interpreters are qualified and trauma-informed, and aim to restore the autonomy of survivors through breaking language barriers.
By |July 12th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center

Community Connection: Endstation Theatre Company

Endstation Theatre Company is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that strives to strengthen the Central Virginia community through theatrical exploration of its people, its landscape, and its history.
Throughout the month of July, they are presenting their 2021 Festival Season at the University of Lynchburg main campus outdoor pavilion. There will be cookout fare, regional beer and wines, lawn games, and a variety of acts to raise your spirits and keep your toes tappin’!
For more information, you can visit their website.
Endstation Theatre is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

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