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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: Park View Community Mission

Park View Community Mission is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that works to restore the lives of families and communities by building relationships and providing life changes resources to our neighbors. In addition to food, they provide clothing, mentorship and education classes.

For more information about how to get involved with Park View, you can go to their website.

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Park View Community Mission

Community Connection: Adult Care Center of Central VA

Adult Care Center of Central Virginia is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that provides an engaging daytime program of care for adults with health challenges in a protected, home-like setting. Their service keeps participants engaged, while their caregivers are afforded a bit of respite.

Donations to their organization allow them to keep costs low and help provide scholarships for those who have a financial need.

For more information, you can go to their website.

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Community Connection: Lynchburg Grows

Lynchburg Grows is a nonprofit, urban farm that produces thousands of pounds of food for the community every year, and they provide meaningful jobs and volunteer opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

They invite you to support their work by becoming a member of the Veggie Society. Members of the Veggie Society make recurring donations that fit their budgets, and they enjoy monthly perks, including early-access to their Veggie Box CSA sign up and event tickets.

You can find out more about their programs that support our community, and how to join the Veggie Society, on their website.

Lynchburg Grows is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

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Community Connection: ARCH Art Classes at Crozet Mudhouse

Artistic Remedies for Creative Hearts, also known as ARCH, is a non-profit arts organization located in Greene county that works to teach emotional resiliency through creative expression.

They’re partnering with the Crozet Mudhouse to offer Create and Caffeinate, a weekly art program that focuses on the “why” in your creative practice, not your skill. They welcome anyone ages 12 and up, including adults. The goal is to have a finished piece by the end of each class and to learn something new about yourself.

All proceeds go directly toward ARCH programming.

You can learn more about ARCH and this program here.

By |October 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: ARCH Art Classes at Crozet Mudhouse

Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bike shop committed to making biking accessible in Charlottesville. They refurbish donated bikes and get them back into the community through their kids’ bike program, bike program for adults in need, and refurbished bike and gear shop.

Do you have spare bikes, parts, and accessories in your garage? You can donate them to Community Bikes and they will turn them into sustainable transportation for community members in need.  Many of their refurbished bikes find their new homes through our partnerships with other local nonprofits, such as the IRC, The Haven, and International Neighbors.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at their new shop on Preston Avenue behind Sticks Kebob shop. You can find more information on their website. Thank you for helping us keep biking accessible in Charlottesville!

By |October 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Community Connection: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2021 with over 10,000 girls served. With your help, they look 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 their Spring 2022 season, and are seeking volunteers! Teams of girls in grades 3rd through 5th or 6th through 8th will meet for eight weeks, two times per week, 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.

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 our programs this spring, please visit their website.

By |October 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Girls on the Run