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Phil-ins: A Roundup of Nonprofit News (August 2023)

It’s an exciting time for the Virginia nonprofit community. Read more to learn about upcoming events across the state, grant opportunities and important moves being made to support children and low-income families. Head to thephilva.com/events/ for more nonprofit events.

Are You Down for Stepping UP?

The 17th Annual StepUP for Down Syndrome in the Valley (as in Shenandoah) is coming up on Saturday, August 26 at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. with a 5k run/walk, family festival and community resource fair. There will be stage performances by individuals of all abilities, a kids’ zone and lots more, including food trucks and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit The Virginia Down Syndrome Association. To register and buy a t-shirt, click here.

Application Window Open for Va. Beach Grants

Are you a nonprofit organization that provides services affecting the quality of life for Virginia Beach (and only Virginia Beach) residents? If so, consider applying for one of the City’s Community Organization Grants. The application deadline is August 31. Apply online at budget.virginiabeach.gov/grants.

Courtesy of AART

You Read that Right: Tee Off for Literacy

The 12th annual All Ages Read Together (AART) Golf Tournament will take place at the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club in Leesburg on Wednesday, September 13. Greens fees include golf and cart, a grab-and-go breakfast, putting contest, BBQ awards luncheon, an open bar (wine and beer) and lots of prizes. Shotgun start is 9 a.m. AART helps fund pre-school programs for children and families who fall outside established publicly funded programs. Register here.

Henrico CASA Needs You

With back-to-school season almost upon us, Henrico CASA is looking for volunteers. Court Appointed Special Advocates represent the interests of vulnerable children and youth in foster care, helping ensure that their best interests are considered in the courtroom – where their futures are often decided – and classroom and beyond. CASA volunteers are specially trained in how to give voice to youth who otherwise may go unheard in our complex and overburdened systems. Want to learn more? You can request a copy of a recording of a recent info session by emailing bla090@henrico.us.

ICYMI, Project:HOMES Is Remaking Bermuda Estates

Make sure to check out the guest column in the Virginia Mercury. The article covers the ongoing transformation of the Bermuda Estates mobile home park in South Richmond thanks to the heroic work of Project:HOMES, its donors and Chesterfield County government. The nonprofit is not only helping enhance the livability of the units but is also helping arrange financing so that BE residents can afford to eventually purchase the homes themselves. Bermuda Estates is one of only a few nonprofit-owned mobile home parks in Virginia.

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