A few of our nonprofit friends are hosting fundraising events in the coming weeks and months, and we wanted to put them on your radar. Some require almost zero activity (literally, sit on your couch), others may demand a little more stamina.
If your organization is planning an event, please let us know. And we’d love to hear how it went!
StayHomeRVA, April 19-25
Honestly, this might be the easiest fundraiser to participate in given that most of us are already in our living rooms! Benefitting the Better Housing Coalition, the event is billed as a non-event gala, which encourages people to stay home and take the money they would have spent attending a gala and donate it back to support housing families and seniors in our community. No ticket, no babysitter, no Uber. Dollars straight to a nonprofit in need. Love that. Learn more here.
Family Night in the Outfield, April 24
As a baseball fan, there is something pretty awesome about sitting in the manicured grassy outfield of a real field. It’s a surreal experience, for adults but especially for kids. Add an epic movie and that’s a night to remember. Benefitting Virginia Home for Boys & Girls, grab the kiddos and watch Trolls World Tour for a good cause. Purchase a small or large pod, dinner’s included, you just need to BYOB (bring your own blanket, that is). Reserve your pod here.
SCAN’s 30th Anniversary Birthday Kickoff, April 30
Party like it’s 1991 at SCAN’s 30th birthday bash. Rock out to your favorite hits of the 90s to a mix tape concert from the Trunk Show Band, but there will be plenty of food and drink. Invite your friends to join you in a pod. Pods are available for 4 people or 8 people. 10′ x 10′ spaces will be reserved for your group with a 6′ buffer between all pods. Included in the price of the pod, each guest will receive a pizza from River City Wood Fire Pizza and 2 drink tickets. Additional beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Pod reservations here.
Cap2Cap Revamped, May 7-9
It’s that time again to clip in and ride on the Virginia Capital Trail for a good cause. The Dominion Energy Cap2Cap event is – as the name indicates – revamped for today’s times. The race has no set start/finish line and can take place at any point over the weekend. The registration fee gives you lots of swag, but most importantly, it goes back to support and maintain the trail. Register here.
ASK 5K & Fun Walk, May 8
Back for its 16th year, but continued in its virtual format, is “Richmond’s most inspiring, cancer-fighting 5K!” Supporting pediatric cancer patients, ASK’s 5K and fun walk allows participants to fundraise individually and complete their 5K route anywhere they’d like. Want a nice, people-watching run? Head to Monument Avenue and run the sidewalk. Want a more strenuous adventure? Run the North Bank Trail. After all, it’s #MoreThanAWalk. Get involved here.
Bonus for our nonprofit friends, Birdies for Charities
This is less of a way for the community to get involved and another opportunity for YOU to raise more funds later this year. The Dominion Energy Charity Classic isn’t until October, but starting on April 13, you can register your organization to help maximize donations up to 10%. Learn more here.