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YMCA of Greater Richmond

Last year, the YMCA of Greater Richmond served nearly 177,000 individuals across the region. With a service history that spans more than 160 years, the Y is a nonprofit dedicated to making the community a better place to live, work,…

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Families Have Hope for Healing

Motivated by their daughters’ struggles with clinical depression, Tom and Diana Leahy founded Beacon Tree in 2008. “Our goal is to help families overcome the hurdles and find a path to mental wellness,” said Tom Leahy. In the spring of…

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Goodwill of Virginia

Demetrius was thirteen when his spinal cord was injured and his legs were paralyzed in a tragic accident. He spent eighteen months in the hospital, and from there, was placed in the foster care system. With much determination and the…

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CARITAS

It was a new beginning and a new start,” Diana said, after she picked out furniture and other household goods for her new home. Diana was trapped in a cycle of domestic violence at home. She tried for years to…

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Mustaches for Kids

M4K Richmond kicks off its 2019 season of growing Wednesday, November 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Answer Brewpub.  Participants grow a mustache to raise money for local children’s charities. Benefitting charities include Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond, Feedmore, ASK Childhood…

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Weinstein JCC

A little research. That’s what inspired Sarah Paxton to visit the Weinstein Jewish Community Center while looking for a preschool for her son. “I really liked their child-centered style of learning and strong focus on outdoor education and nature exploration,”…

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The Giving Heart

To learn how to volunteer at the Community Thanksgiving Feast, click here.   Joy Elliott was talking with some volunteers at The Giving Heart’s annual Community Thanksgiving Feast several years ago when she saw a young man with his head…

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CultureWorks

What is CultureWorks? In any community, arts and culture have the potential to teach and inspire, to uplift and heal, to empower and transform. CultureWorks’ goal is to ensure a thriving arts and culture community is experienced way beyond a…

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Jacob’s Chance Buddy Ball

What is it this time? Did she fall in the cafeteria? Did somebody make fun of her on the bus? Maybe she couldn’t do the PE activity? Or perhaps she had a seizure at school? It was hard for Alison…

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Read to Them

The air is thick with excitement. All 680 students from pre-K through fifth grade know the adventure is beginning. This assembly at Richmond’s Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School starts everyone in the school and their families on a path filled with…

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