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News From the Community: RVA Nonprofits Gear Up for the Holidays

Whether it?s through year-end campaigns, contests or holiday activities, this is one of the busiest times of the year for the nonprofit community!

Check out what some local nonprofits are doing to celebrate the season in Greater Richmond!

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls are hosting their Annual Holiday Fund Campaign ? raising money for new cars and vans.  They set up a donate page that allows supporters to opt the amount they want to give or select the amount by car part!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Dominion Garden Fest is underway at Lewis Ginter, and they are capitalizing on visitors taking pictures and posting to Instagram in their latest campaign ? read more here.

Pamplin Historical Park

Pamplin Historical Park hosted ?Tea and Tidings?, where ladies and gentlemen in period dress taught guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoyed gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees also learned about the history and customs of Christmas during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories.

World Pediatric Project

World Pediatric Project is sending out a year-end email to donors that link to their giving page and encouraging donors to give $25 or more, in order to receive a holiday ornament.  They also tell supporters that every dollar given is quadrupled by in-kind donations –  showing the impact that their gift can make.

ChildSavers  – CMoR – Richmond Christmas Mother

ChildSavers teamed up with Children?s Museum of Richmond and the Richmond Christmas Mother to host their Annual Children?s Holiday Party, where 52 ChildSavers Families had dinner with the Legendary Santa Claus, got picture keepsakes, books and an annual pass to the museum.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

During United Way?s Women?s Leadership Council 7th Annual Holiday Drive, almost 50 volunteers gathered thousands of school supplies and books and gave their time to festively wrap them for partner agencies, including, ChildSaversFamily Lifeline, Southside Child Development Center, Quin Rivers, and YWCA Richmond –  to distribute to children throughout the region this holiday season. 

United Way is also taking advantage of holiday giving programs for their Year-End Campaigns, like Amazon Smile, Live to Serve and Giving WorksRead more about Holiday Giving Programs here.

Heart Havens

Heart Havens, a nonprofit who offers intensive residential support and training to individuals with intellectual disabilities in twelve group homes across Virginia, got creative this year by posting a ?Christmas Greeting Video? on their website and social media outlets.  The video shows clients decorating and celebrating the holidays and thanks the community for their support this year.  

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and very happy New Year!

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