Support the Community Give Day!

From the Community Foundation….

The Community Give is our chance to make history in a single day throughout the Rappahannock River region. This grassroots effort is an opportunity to rally together and give back to a community that gives so much to each of us. Whatever your passion: health and human services, arts and culture, children and families, education, animals, parks and recreation, historic restoration, and more –  this is your time for your gift to do the most good! 

1 Day.

1 Region.

1 Goal.

With your help, we will give more individual donations to area nonprofits than has ever been given in a single day. The maximum amount of every dollar raised goes directly to local nonprofit organizations and keeps our community thriving. And there are bonus contests throughout the day! Random drawings and cash prizes mean that participating nonprofits can raise even more money to support their missions.  Click here to check for your favorite nonprofit!  

Be part of The Community Give!

Click and Give!

May 6, 2014

FAAR works frequently with the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and they have a great project for the Community Give!

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Help Support Josh Hardy and his family!

For those that have been following the heart wrenching story of Josh Hardy #Savejosh, we wanted you to know that his father is an agent at Keller Williams Fredericksburg.

Todd and his family have spent several months at St.Jude’s Hospital in Memphis.

KW Fredericksburg has set up a Go Fund Me site with a goal of $5,000.  Every little bit helps his family deal with the mounting costs associated with his care.  Click here to make a secure donation at the Keller Williams GoFundMe site. 

If you would like to send a letter of support, please send it to

#SaveJosh

c/o Mark Geslock

Keller Williams Realty

302 Westwood Office Park

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Community Foundation to help nonprofits

Recent article from the Free Lance-Star, help support local charities!

BY HOPE RACINE / THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Local nonprofit organizations will be competing for up to $100,000 in prizes during the 24-hour Community Give event, sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.

The event, which takes place on May 6, will start at midnight and end at 11:59 p.m. Throughout the day, various cash prizes will be awarded to participating nonprofits, depending on the donations they receive.

“The organization that raises the most money during the event will be awarded a first place grand prize of $10,000. Second place will win $5,000, and third place will win $2,500,” said Lisa Biever, the foundation’s director of donor services.

In addition, $1,500 prizes will be awarded to each locality that participates, and $1,000 will randomly be given away every hour for the entirety of the 24-hour event.

Currently, 41 organizations have registered for the event, while several more have expressed interest in participating. The deadline for organizations to register for the event is April 14.

The event will be held exclusively online, and individuals will be able to donate to the organization of their choice through a simple online process.

“What happens a lot is that smaller organizations may not have as large an online presence as the big national nonprofits,” said Biever. “As a result, they don’t get as many donations because it’s not necessarily as convenient. The Community Give event, however, will make this possible.”

Biever said how much money nonprofits raise during the event will depend on how much excitement they generate.

“Leading up to the event, we are offering training in communications and social media, so that these nonprofits can build up excitement for the event and create a larger online presence,” Biever said.

The event prizes are being given by Community Foundation sponsors such as The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Union First Market Bank and The Robert Cullen O’Neill Memorial Fund.

This will be the largest giving event in the Fredericksburg area, and the first online fundraising event of this scale in the area.

Every dollar raised will go directly to the organizations involved. The Community Fund will not receive any cut of the donations.

“In addition to the $100,000 that we have to give away, we are anticipating a lot of donations to come in during the event,” Biever said. “It’s practically a no-lose scenario.”

During the event, the Community Give website will have a live time tally of the amount of money raised.

“That’s what I’m personally most excited for,” Biever said. “It’s going to be so amazing and wonderful to watch the generosity and support of our community come flooding in.”

Hope Racine 540/374-5403

hracine@freelancestar.com

GET INVOLVED

For more information or to register, go online to: thecommunitygive.com

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation Provides $2,100 in grants in December

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation recently granted out $2,100 in funding to two organizations in the Fredericksburg region.  The Foundation provided $600 to the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity to purchase a table saw that will be used on the Women Build and future Habitat projects.

In addition, the Foundation also granted $1,500 to the Central Virginia Housing Coalition (CVHC) for the Home for the Holidays program.  CVHC partnered with many other area housing non-profits to achieve the goal of housing as many families as possible in 100 days.  The funding provided by the Foundation will help with rent and security deposits for needy families. 

CVHC to host Homeowner Education Classes

Central Virginia Housing Coalition will be facilitating the VHDA sponsored Homeownership Education Class.  For information or to register contact Brian Phelps at 540.604.9943 ext 214 or by email at bphelps@centralvahousing.org.

  • November 16th  10 am -4 pm
  • This is an all day Saturday class. 
  • Certificate will be obtained same day.
  • December 17th and 19th from 6-9 pm both evenings.  This class is split into two evenings of three hours each.  You must attend both sessions to obtain the certificate.