Are you looking to make a charitable donation during this holiday season? With so many wonderful organizations in Richmond, it can be overwhelming to find a new cause to support. Check out our list of amazing groups below; these organizations complement the work that the League already does in the community. And don’t forget – volunteers are just as important to an organization as monetary donations.
This Church Hill based organization provides outdoor education to children in elementary through high school. Not only do they strive to improve science knowledge through nature programming, but also to develop character through life-changing experiences and collaborative team building. They have opportunities for volunteering if you love hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities!
Another Church Hill organization, CHAT offers after school tutoring, leadership development, and life skills courses for students in grades K-12. Since CHAT was founded 13 years ago, they have served over 500 students in the Church Hill area. Wacky Wednesdays is a highlight for many attendees – students can learn about different sports, cooking, sewing, and other fun activities.
Full Circle Grief Center was founded in 2008 to offer creative resources for children and their families as they move through the grieving process. They use group therapy work, creative methods such as art and writing, and involving the whole family in helping children heal from the loss of a loved one.
You may already be familiar with the work of CARITAS in the Richmond area. They assist families with breaking the cycle of homelessness and addiction through a number of different programs. They have over 155 congregation partners offering shelter to those experiencing homelessness throughout the year. CARITAS works to ensure that homeless families can stay together and that children are still attending school even during uncertain circumstances.
Art 180 offers art and creative outlets for youth ages 8 – 18. Professional artists offer courses to engage children in creating art that is shared in a public exhibition. They encourage self-expression and challenging thought as a means of growing and developing leadership. You may remember the painted doorways art installation found on Monument Avenue a few years ago!
And, last, but never least, don’t forget to support the League’s community partners and the Junior League of Richmond!