#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 Williamsburg.
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
Gloucester Arts on Main – Is a non-profit art center in Gloucester Virginia whose mission is to promote the arts in the community. | Visit them on Facebook
- One very successful program is the free after school arts program which Arts On Main provides in 4 grade schools. They have reached over 1000 students. Like many non-profits, like Gloucester Arts on Main has a continued struggle to maintain a positive cash flow; so donations are always appreciated. You can make a donation on their website.
- They are also in need of a new or slightly used dishwasher and a commercial venting system for the kitchen.
Bay School Community Arts Center has a mission to promote and encourage the artistic ability in everyone. Their goal is to make art accessible to all segments of the population through classes, events, exhibits and outreach programs. You can support their efforts by the following ways. | Visit them on Facebook
- Helping out with an item on their wish list.
The Samaritan Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 by citizens and business leaders in Gloucester County. It is designed to provide emergency financial assistance for families in temporary need. Recipients must be a resident of Gloucester County for at least 12months. Assistance will only be granted once within a 12-month period. This organization is able to exist because of donations and sponsors. Please consider making a donation by visiting GiveGloucester.org or by mail to Samaritan Group, Inc., PO Box 784, White Marsh, VA 23183. You can click here to learn more or visit them on Facebook
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!