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Give Southside VA Virtual Forum

  1. 1. Give Southside VA Virtual Forum October 14, 2010
  2. 2. Why Give? Video Introduction Darcy Oman, President & CEO, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia To view please cut/paste link:
  3. 3. Scott Firestine, Director of the Appomattox Regional Library System
  4. 4. About the Library <ul><li>Seven branches and a bookmobile serving Hopewell, Prince George and Dinwiddie </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Local History Room – Ann K. and Preston H. Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection, located at the Hopewell Library. A major gift ensures the preservation and accessibility of local heritage and history resources. </li></ul>Programs beyond Books and Computers
  6. 6. <ul><li>-Grant from Target made possible </li></ul><ul><li>Little Stars Big Horizons is a Program to build early literacy skills in babies. </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome baby packages will distribute books, literacy info, and library card signup for newborns in our local hospital </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Southside Community Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional and Progressive tools for seeking funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning and Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit knowledge base accelerator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect Southside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linking, Supporting, and Networking </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformative grant that gave the library technology and training to provide computer services to our communities. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Friends of the Library <ul><li>ARLS has two Friends groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopewell/Prince George </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinwiddie </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Volunteer support the library through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support (example: Used Book Store) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Barbara Mait Executive Director, Rebuilding Together*Petersburg
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  13. 13. <ul><li>Civic organization started by a group of volunteers in Petersburg in 1994 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Goal was to repair homes of elderly homeowners in the Olde Towne area </li></ul>
  15. 15. Now an affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit of 200 affiliates working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Rebuilding Together*Petersburg believes in a safe and healthy home for every person.
  18. 18. Allowing disabled and aging homeowners to remain in their homes as long as possible.
  19. 19. Providing our nation’s disabled veterans safe and accessible homes.
  20. 20. Revitalizing communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
  21. 21. Lois Moore Director, From the Heart
  22. 22. Projects <ul><li>From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Urgent Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Group Meeting Listing </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Links to great knitting/crocheting site </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul>
  24. 24. From the Heart recently celebrated it’s 5 th Anniversary.
  25. 25. Every year, stitchers come together to learn, knit & crochet at an all-day retreat.
  26. 26. People gather 4 times per month at the Hopewell Library and twice per month at the Dinwiddie Library to knit/crochet together.
  27. 27. This is the first major donation made by Southside From the Heart to John Randolph Medical Center.
  28. 28. From the Heart responds to real-time need for 100% cotton washcloths to help with Gulf oil clean-up efforts.
  29. 29. We are always working on several projects such as this blanket & these scarves donated to a John Randolph Medical Center breast cancer fundraiser. . .
  30. 30. . . .while always thinking about our next project, such as these stockings for children in need.
  31. 31. Sharon Juozapavicius Chief Executive Officer, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry
  32. 32. Generous Hearts & Caring Hands to those in Need
  33. 33. To provide food, financial assistance, and career clothing to area residents who have experienced or are experiencing an emergency situation which threatens their survival needs.
  34. 34. Currently we assist clients in the following areas: <ul><li>Food Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Alliance Food Pantries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>520 families a month </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Career Clothes Closet
  36. 36. Chesterfield-Colonial Heights DSS sought collaboration with area congregations to secure resources beyond those it was mandated to provide
  37. 37. Additionally, our member congregations desired a vehicle to help avoid duplication of services.
  38. 38. Need for united approach
  39. 39. Impact in the Community
  40. 40. CCHASM continues its mission of providing a hand up and not just a hand out
  41. 41. Make a Difference in Southside Mobilization to Action! Jill Coleman, President of Programs, The Cameron Foundation To view please cut/paste link:
  42. 42. Make a Difference by Giving <ul><li>Give a gift on GiveSouthsideVA </li></ul><ul><li>www.GiveSouthsideVAorg </li></ul>
  43. 43. Make a Difference by Giving <ul><li>Give an in-kind donation on ConnectSouthside’s Items Needed </li></ul><ul><li> /items </li></ul>
  44. 44. Make a Difference by Doing <ul><li>Give you time & Volunteer </li></ul>
  45. 45. Make a Difference by Sharing <ul><li>Share Ideas </li></ul>
  46. 46. Make a Difference by Sharing <ul><li>Share Information & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Events & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Reports & Data </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Resource Center </li></ul>
  47. 47. You Can Make a Difference In Southside! <ul><li>Want to learn more? </li></ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Have questions or need assistance utilizing the resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or call 804.458.6329 x2013 </li></ul>