#GivingTuesday has quickly become an annual holiday trend each November. People and organizations come together to serve, donate and give back to their own communities. We’re hoping that you’d like to join in this effort. To make it easier for you to do so, we’ve rounded up a few needs right here in the Northern Neck.
Friends always make things more fun, so corral a few to join you. If pictures are involved, we’d love to see them. Let us follow along. Use the following hashtags in your posts #ICareAbout or #ItsAllAboutCommunity or you can tag us directly @Chesbank or @chesbankva
Dream Fields serves over 200 area youth and has become the model ballpark for this region. They are always in need of volunteer umpires and field maintenance. They also have an endowment set up with River Counties Community Foundation that they would love to discuss with you. Visit their website to learn more.
The Tides Inn will be having a Gingerbread House Competition on December 10th, 2016 during their Christmas Marketplace on 12/10. The winner will receive a $250 check to their favorite charitable organization. | Visit them on Facebook
Northern Neck Food Bank – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and celebrate the abundance of the season. But for many on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, the holiday is a stark reminder of their struggle with hunger. Help make Thanksgiving special for neighbors who might otherwise face another day without the food they need by supporting the Northern Neck Food Bank. A financial donation helps them provide food to more than 8700 hungry people monthly in 6 counties, not just on Thanksgiving, but throughout the year. Please send a check to Northern Neck Food Bank, P. O. Box 735, Warsaw VA 22572, make an on-line donation at http://www.nnfb.org/ Contact them at 804 577 0246 or visit their facility. | Visit them on Facebook
Historic Christ Church & Museum is a national historic landmark. It is also the best-preserved parish church from colonial Virginia. You can support them by fulfilling one of the needs below. | Visit them on Facebook
- Volunteer Docents and Receptionists
- Volunteer School Programs Docents
- Business sponsors to support exciting events like HCC&M’s annual Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest, 3-day Hands-On History Camp, 2017 Lecture Series on Virginia’s Gardens: Past and Present, and Bringing Music to Life Concert Series.
- Donation of a 3-D Printing Service to produce a small model of Christ Church’s historic roof framing for use in children’s education programs
River Counties Community Foundation – You can help enhance their capacity to invest in the success of local nonprofits through Together.Stronger. by going to www.RiverCountiesCF.org and DONATE NOW. | Visit them on Facebook
WRAR and WNNT “Christmas Wishes” Program is a radio program that serves families in need within seven counties. The program is aired on WRAR FM and WNNT River Country. This effort is paired with local social service departments. Stories of local families in need are shared throughout the day on both stations. Listeners can participate by adopting families, making monetary donations or purchasing gifts. This year the radiothon will be held on Tuesday, December 6th. You can click here to learn more.
Reedville Fisherman’s Museum is an affiliate member of the Council of American Maritime Museums. This organization is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the maritime history of the lower Chesapeake Bay area. To learn more about the needs listed below, click here. | Visit them on Facebook
- Make a Donation
- Become a Member
- Support the Museums Programs
- Attend Museum Events
- Shop at the Museum Gift shop
Thank you for considering how you can make our community a little warmer, richer and brighter this holiday season. We wish you many blessings in return!