Please consider making a donation to one of our charity partners (OPTIONAL)
For every $15 donated, a deserving local youth will receive a scholarship entry into the Amazing Mile Children's Run.
CASA OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA:
A CASA volunteer is a citizen who wants to help children in a dramatic way. It is no ordinary volunteer job. CASAs are appointed by the court and are assigned to a child until that child is in a safe, permanent home. A CASA finds out everything about the child and is supervised by an advocate manager who guides the work and offers that human partnership needed in this emotionally gripping work. Armed with facts and the child's own words, the CASA is able to give an informed recommendation, and the child's own voice, to our Judges.
COALITION FOR HIV AWARENESS & PREVENTION:
CHAP's mission is to educate the public about the nature, prevention, treatment and impact of HIV/AIDS, to coordinate efforts of existing public or private resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS, to discover unmet needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families, and to stimulate and support community responses to meet those needs.
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA:
Girls on the Run helps girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. We teach girls that there are no limits and no constraints to whom and what they can be - and that there are so many opportunities to be remarkable. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them. Then we look at the role of teams and healthy relationships. And, finally, we explore how girls can positively connect with and shape the world. We believe that life-changing experiences can be fun too-for everyone-the girls, coaches, families and other volunteers. We also incorporate running into our curriculum. We use this activity to inspire and motivate girls throughout the 12-week program, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies from all over Central Virginia come together to complete a 5k running event. This culminating celebratory event is the moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible
LYNCHBURG DAILY BREAD:
Lynchburg Daily Bread serves a free hot meal every day of the year to the homeless and hungry of our community. We are celebrating our 30th year of serving those in need. Daily Bread only exists because of the generosity of our community. Nearly all of the food served is donated by Lynchburg College, Kroger, Westover Dairy, Food Lion, area churches, restaurants, and businesses. 8-15 volunteers help out each day by preparing and serving the meal. This keeps costs extremely low as just 2-3 part-time staff are on duty each day to ensure a great experience for our guests and volunteers. We average 150 guest per day, including recently unemployed, those with temporary or part-time jobs that can't make ends meet, elderly, disabled on fixed incomes, families, and persons with mental health challenges.
MIRIAM'S HOUSE: We work to end homelessness by connecting families with stable, affordable housing and providing the skills and support that lead to self-sufficiency. Our Housing First approach provides the foundation for individuals to rebuild their lives, access needed services, obtain employment and integrate productively into the community.
We believe that housing is a basic human right and that virtually all people can be successful in housing with the proper combination of supports. Our staff is trained to provide interventions aimed at resolving housing barriers and preventing families from returning to homelessness.
M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must):
M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must) is a committee of the Centra Foundation with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of screening mammograms. M.A.A.M. helps to fund and organize free mammography screening days for the community and supports media campaigns to build awareness about mammography.
A Center for Grieving Children is an organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education.The foundation of Kids' Haven's philosophy is built on the beliefs that grief is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one; within each person is the capacity to heal; caring and acceptance assist the healing process; each person grieves in his / her own way and in his / own time; and sharing with others in a safe and supportive environment allows children to learn about grief and to participate fully in their own journey to recovery.