The new school year is right around the corner and volunteers and program coordinators at Bright Beginnings are focused on making sure kids are ready for class. Started by the YMCA of Greater Richmond in 1992, Bright Beginnings helps children in need start each school year well prepared by giving them brand new school clothes, backpacks and school supplies. Kids join volunteers for a day of shopping and a special meal; volunteers can feel great about helping their community, and kids can head to school filled with confidence and ready to focus on learning.
Showing Kids That the Community Cares
At Chesapeake Bank, we want to do our part as members of the community, so we’ve partnered with the Community Cares donation program to help fundraise for Bright Beginnings. Community Cares allows bank customers to route corporate donation dollars to charities right in their neighborhood, without doing any additional spending. It also lets local Discover® Debit merchants give back to the community when they process their first Chesapeake Bank debit card.
Help Us Donate at No Cost to You
It’s easy to make a difference in the lives of local school children by participating in Community Cares. Simply shop with your Chesapeake Bank Discover® Debit card as you normally do, show your support online, and you can help us raise up to $25,000 for the YMCA’s Bright Beginnings. We’ll donate:
- $1 For visiting this link: DiscoverDebitReferral.com/ChesBank
- $10 When you like a Community Cares post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
- $100 Every time you refer a business to us that doesn’t accept your Chesapeake Bank Discover® Debit card
- $250 When a business begins accepting a Discover debit card
With the help of customers like you, Community Cares can raise up to $25,000 and create a brighter back-to-school season for kids throughout the Richmond area.
Refer a Merchant Who Didn’t Accept Your Debit Card
Learn About Volunteering with Bright Beginnings
Please contact any of the YMCA directors listed below to discuss how you can give back and support our youngest neighbors.
Northern Neck Family YMCA – Mark Favazza, 804-435-0223
Mathews County YMCA – Sheila Pillath, 804-691-1255
Gloucester County YMCA – Sheila Pillath, 804-691-1255
R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA – Sarah Sutton, 757-229-9622
Tuckahoe Family YMCA – Lisa Mischley, 804-740-9622
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