Our community is important to us, and we strive to add value by actively participating and re-investing in the world around us. We seek opportunities to help others in need, directly through volunteer work as well as through charitable donations, always treat others with honesty and respect, and act in an environmentally responsible manner. Over the years, we have been engaged with the following organizations:

Central Virginia Foodbank (FeedMore)

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FeedMore is the umbrella organization of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia, and the Community Kitchen. In 2008, these charitable organizations merged to fulfill a shared purpose to fight hunger and enhance lives in our community. The unique feeding programs offered by the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels remain consistent under the merged entity. The FeedMore collaboration has produced a comprehensive approach to hunger relief in Central Virginia. Working together, they provide a variety of feeding programs targeted to the populations in our region that are most vulnerable to hunger: Children, families, and seniors. By joining forces as FeedMore, they can more efficiently and effectively serve people in need and fill the food gaps that exist across our community.

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Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother

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Each year, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program selects one of its all-volunteer committee members to represent the program as the Christmas Mother. This program is a nonprofit, charitable organization that was established in 1972 by Miss Lucy Corr, then superintendent of the Chesterfield County Welfare Department. The program’s sole purpose is to assist with the special needs of families that are in need during the holiday season.

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Connor’s Heroes

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Connor’s Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers, parents of children with cancer, and other caring individuals and companies who want to conquer childhood cancer through direct assistance, awareness, and research. They hope to help others be heroes in the lives of children with cancer and their families. Currently, they provide assistance to children and their families who are being treated for cancer in Richmond, Virginia at the Children’s Medical Center of VCU, including the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic and the VCU Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

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Empire State Relief Fund

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The Empire State Relief Fund is dedicated to providing resources to help recover from Hurricane Sandy and rebuild and restore homes. The challenges that New Yorkers face as a result of Hurricane Sandy are unlike any we have ever seen before. Thousands of New Yorkers saw their homes destroyed or irreparably damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Many more will face extensive, expensive repairs to make their homes habitable again. Some New Yorkers will receive a measure of assistance from private insurance, FEMA, and other government funding sources. However, in many cases, New Yorkers will face a substantial gap between the cost of repair or replacement of their home and the funds available to them to cover this cost. The Empire State Relief Fund will focus on long-term residential housing assistance to help fill the funding gap and ensure that New Yorkers can continue to call New York home.

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Families of the Wounded Fund

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These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines have a long and very difficult road ahead. Most are young, and their lives and the lives of their families have been forever changed. Regardless of their gender, race, or ethnic heritage, these wounded American heroes and their families clearly understand the high cost of freedom.

They need and deserve all the support we can give them. Simply put, helping the families is the right thing to do. The purpose of the fund is to raise money and assist these families while they are here in Central Virginia. We have been doing this since 2005, and for your generosity, we are most grateful. However, it is apparent that we need to increase our level of family support. This comes as patient levels are expected to rise significantly and our funds continue to be depleted.

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Lupus Foundation of Virginia, Inc.

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The Lupus Foundation of Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) volunteer health Organization that was founded in 1979 in order to accomplish the following objectives:

1. Provide education and emotional support to patients and their families
2. Focus both lay and professional attention on this widespread, but diagnostically elusive and little understood disease
3. Support and stimulate research to help speed the discovery of the cause and cure of Lupus Erythematosus

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

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Pi Kappa Alpha Fireman’s Challenge

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The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Richmond Fire Department (RFD) have partnered together to host the 2012 Fireman’s Challenge, a philanthropic effort created to benefit and raise awareness for the MCV Evans-Haynes Burn Center. This effort culminates with a weeklong event hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha at VCU. The events, which are designed to test the resourcefulness, creativity, and athleticism of the sororities, are all based on the day in the life of a firefighter. All money raised during the week goes directly to the Evans-Haynes Burn Center, whose mission is to serve as the regional resource for the care of acute burn and reconstructive needs of burn survivors. With a 16-bed unit that treats 250-300 patients per year including pediatric and adult burn patients, the Burn Unit also provides education to EMT’s, special government forces and rural hospitals.

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Richmond Hope Foundation

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The Richmond Hope Foundation is on a mission to provide HOPE by sponsoring children for life-changing physical therapy services that enrich their lives and the lives of their families. This charity strives to serve the over 3000 Local Richmond Area children with special needs, Cerebral Palsy and a variety of other diagnosis. HOPE is accomplished in an enriching outpatient therapy environment with superior quality therapy services, embracing the needs of our patients and their families, encouraging all to reach their full potential! This mission is accomplished by providing financial assistance to families in need.

Helping families afford therapy
Optimizing patient’s potential
Providing superior quality therapy services
Embracing the needs of patients

River City Crew

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River City Crew (RCC) is a scholastic rowing program consisting primarily of high school students from the Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan area. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing financial support for RCC. Their teams row out of Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County on the James River. One of the principal goals at RCC is to help rowers develop as responsible, contributing members of our community. The nature of rowing requires teamwork, respect for others and willingness to take initiative and assume responsibility. As one of the few co-ed athletic programs in the area drawing members from numerous schools and communities, their young men and women develop new relationships and work together toward a common goal. Athletes who bring respect, initiative and responsibility to the team will have a very rewarding experience.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are a multi-event sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. This event is presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), with financial assistance from corporate, civic and veteran service organizations. These groups are committed to improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and fostering better health through sports competition. While past Games have produced a number of national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly-disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. Typically, one quarter of the competitors have never before participated in any type of organized wheelchair sports competition.

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