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Community Connection2020-10-01T17:22:55-04:00

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 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: CASPCA Bow Wow Walk

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a local shelter committed to providing lifesaving care to thousands of animals in our community and placing healthy pets in caring homes. They’re hosting their 8th Annual bow-WOW-walk fundraiser re-imagined as a pet-friendly, socially distanced car parade. they welcome you to join them on Saturday, April 17th at Morningside of Charlottesville to celebrate shelter pets and spread joy to senior citizens.

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

Community Connection: VA Festival of the Book

A program of Virginia Humanities, located in Charlottesville, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture every March. They are hosting the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book Saturday, March 13th through Friday, March 26th, featuring more than 40 virtual events at no cost with authors and books across all genres, for all ages and reading interests. You can find more information here.

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network

Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that aims to build a healthy and just food system for all. Are you looking for food resources during COVID?

They have launched a 24/7 Food Security Text Line in both English and Spanish. They welcome you to text the word “FOOD” or the word “COMIDA” to (844) 947-6518 at any time to get information on food pantries and other food resources in Charlottesville and surrounding counties, including Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Buckingham, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson.

More information is available at www.cultivatecharlottesville.org and the Cultivate Charlottesville Facebook and Instagram pages.

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By |February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: Market Central Farmer’s Market at IX Art Park

Market Central is a non-profit in Charlottesville dedicated to supporting local farms, farmers markets, small businesses, and connecting the Charlottesville community to high quality food. In partnership with the IX Art Park, a fellow non-profit, they operate a walk-up Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm at IX Art Park.  SNAP customers are welcome and every SNAP dollar is matched with fruit and vegetable coupons. For more information, vendor lists, and food availability, you can go to their website, marketcentral.org, or follow them on Facebook at Market Central and Instagram at Market_Central.

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: IRON Lives

IRON Lives is a nonprofit in Central Virginia that forges young leaders in our community through mentoring and positive youth development.

You can find more information about IRON Lives here.

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments