Caroline Neal, founder of the Richmond nonprofit Worthdays, is the 2023 recipient of the personal injury law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen’s Hometown Hero award, which comes with a $1,000 donation.
The Hometown Hero award is part of the community giving program, “Allen & Allen Cares: Helping Our Heroes.” Each month, Allen & Allen awards a $1,000 charitable donation to a deserving 501(c)(3) organization to support individuals who make a difference in the community they serve. Allen & Allen also uses the program to connect formerly selected Hometown Heroes with grants to continue to aid their work. Since the program began in 2010, the law firm has recognized over 450 heroes across central Virginia.
Neal was selected as this year’s recipient because of Worthdays’ goal to support a top-of-mind issue facing the community. Founded by Neal in 2016, Worthdays supports Virginia’s foster care youth and ensures they feel important, worthy and celebrated. The nonprofit utilizes a three-pronged model of normalcy, celebration and awareness: offering a sense of normalcy through everyday hobbies and activities, providing a personalized experience to celebrate life occasions and sharing the stories of children impacted by the system with the community.
“Caroline is the embodiment of all that is good in our community, and we’re glad to have had the opportunity to get to know her and Worthdays through our Hometown Heroes program,” said Edward Allen, President of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. “Her work to ensure children in the Virginia foster care system feel worthy of love and celebration is making our community a better place. We are thrilled to support their mission with this donation.”
To learn more about Worthdays, visit its website.