the animal aid society
To start us off on the right foot we are kicking it off with Animal Aid Society which is an organization near and dear to our hearts! As many of you know Pam Christiansen our amazing property manager has a huge heart for animals but especially DOGS! She is a foster mom of many and she spends every Tuesday volunteering at Animal Aid! Check our Pam’s cameo in our first video of the series and why we love this nonprofit so much!
students run the streets
If you’re a runner, or have simply experienced the joy of finishing a race, you will totally understand this organization and their drive to bring this experience to kids in our community! The discipline, determination, and focus it takes to train and successfully finish, provides such valuable lessons to these students. It helps them gain self-esteem, learn goal setting, and gives them a positive place to put their handwork and energy!
youth volunteer corps of hampton roads
To say that this organization is making an impact is an understandment. They are making one EVERY DAY, not only through volunteer acts that their organization facilitates, but also through engraining young lives with hearts of service. YVC is helping youth grow to become the great leaders of future organizations that will make an impact for decades to come!
Soundscapes is a educational youth intervention program that uses music to build life skills! It is FREE to over 400 students a year! It teaches determination, focus, and goal setting, and gives these kids a sense of pride in themselves and their abilities! From supporting their concerts to donating instruments there are so many ways you can support this program! Check out Soundscapes and the impact you can make on local kids by getting involved!
boys and girls club of the va peninsula
Today we are highlighting an organization that hosts hundred of kids throughout our area after school to help support families in need by providing a safe and valuable environment for boys and girls to learn, grow, and flourish! Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Peninsula provides so much for these families including transportation and dinner! Check out all they do and their awesome club at Yorktown Middle School!
Poquoson animal welfare sanctuary
Day 17 of #COVA30IN30 brings us to one of Poquoson’s most well nonprofits none by many as #PAWS. Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary is like a super hero for cats! From promoting proper cat owning habits to rescuing cats from all over these guys and gals put in the work!!!! Check out all they do and consider attending one of their events to support their cause!
center for child and family services
So many of life’s troubles can leave a family with no where to turn. In the heat of tragedy, loss, divorce and/or any financial hardship there may be noone to talk to and no where to get help. The CCFS have 3 major programs... Behavioral Health Services, Consumer Credit Counseling, and Child and Family Connections. One simply thing can make the difference to a person’s life but this organization does so much!
child development resources
CDR provides services to children ages 0-3 in the Historic Triangle including the cities of Williamsburg, James City County, York County and Poquoson. CDR knows how important these young years are for the development and they provide the resources for parents, professionals and children to thrive. They have early screening services, developmental playgroups, breastfeeding support, fatherhood programs and so much more! Their impact on the early stages of life for not only the children in their programs but the parents is life changing!
We hear time and time again that children are the future, but what’s always forgotten is that children are also the now. Day 30 of our non profit series highlights @Alternatives, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to exploring the ideas and creativity children exhibit today while giving them the education and programs to lead others tomorrow. In addition to the programs they facilitate for children after school and in community centers, Alternatives also provides learning opportunities for teachers and professionals who work with children to improve themselves professionally in every spectrum.