240 Volunteers and 160 nonprofits: Powering Good in Richmond
#RVA Celebrates National Volunteer Week
RVA area, you guys are so awesome! As The Spark Mill and HandsOn Greater Richmond prepare to host our fourth annual Power of Good celebration in honor of National Volunteer Week – we are super excited to announce that we received nominations for 240 volunteers representing over 150 organizations! Among the many incredible words used to describe these dedicated volunteers, were these fun ones: “She is a powerhouse.” “She oozes gregariousness.” “He has SUPER powers!” “They have an unbridled passion for giving back to RVA.”
Please take a minute to soak in all of the names of the people out there powering good in our community. If you see someone you know, send them a note or tag them on social media – tell them congrats, or better yet, tell them, “Thank You.”
Ann Marie Baker
Emmanuel Cudjoe Jr.
Rev. Inho Kang
Lou Anne Tiller
Mary Lloyd Parks
Minister Margie Bell
Nana Korantemah Pierce Williams
We would also like to acknowledge the over 150 organizations who are the grateful recipients of the time of these amazing volunteers.
6 Points Innovation Center, 7 Leaders/7 Scholars-Blackwell, At Home Care Hospice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American Red Cross, AMP! Metro Richmond, ART 180, Art on Wheels, Association for Black Social Workers, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Bikers for Christ, Blackwell Hearts, Blue Sky Fund, Bridging RVA, Building a Better RPS, C3, Cameron Gallagher Foundation, Capital Region Collaborative, CARITAS Furniture Bank, CARITAS Works, Carver Promise, ChamberRVA, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield County Safe Task Force, ChildSavers, CHIP of Virginia, Chippenham Hospital, Chrysalis Institute, Church of the Epiphany, Cinderella Project, City Jail, Comfort Zone Camp, Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, Community in Schools of Richmond: (Thomas Jefferson, Bellevue Elementary School, Miles Jones Elementary, Elizabeth D. Redd, J.L. Francis Elementary, GH Reid Elementary, GW Carver Elementary School, Henderson Middle School, Overby-Sheppard Elementary School, George Mason Elementary, Armstrong, Woodville Elementary), Compost RVA, Connect VA, Connecting Hearts VA, Creative Mornings RVA, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, Delta Sigma Theta, Diversity Richmond, Drums No Guns, Family Lifeline, FeastRVA, Feed the Streets RVA, FeedMore, FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels, Friends Association, Gayton Baptist Church, Gayton Food Pantry, Ginter Urban Gardeners (BeautifulRVA), Girl Power Grants, Girls for a Change, Great Women of RVA, Groundworks RVA, HandsOn Greater Richmond, Happy Camper Productions, Health Brigade, Higher Achievement, Hindu Center of Virginia, Historic Jackson Ward Association, Hopeful Life LLC, Action Alliance, Housing Families First, IAVA, Impact 100 Richmond, Interact Club, James River Park System, Jewish Family Services, Junior Achievement, Ladies of Grace, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Lions Club, Lunch Date with the Future, McDonough Community Garden, MCV Foundation, MCV Pharmacy Board, Mended Hearts Chapter 28, Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats, MICAH Initiative, Mission Tomorrow, MLK Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, NAACP, NAMI Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia), Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton, New Virginia Majority, NRV, Nurture, Order of the Easter Star, Owl Orchard Community Garden, Petersburg League of Urban Growers (PLUG), Powhatan Lion's Club, project:HOMES, Quin Rivers, Rebuilding Together Richmond, Renew Richmond, Richmond Animal League, Richmond Business and Economic Development Task Force, Richmond Choral Society, Richmond Cycling Corps, Richmond Earth Day, Richmond Folk Festival, Richmond Grows Gardens, Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy, Richmond Peace Education Center, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond Public Schools Free Teacher Supply Store, Richmond Ultimate, Richmond Volleyball Club, Richmond Women’s March on Washington March, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond, Rotary Club, RVA Clean Sweep, Saving Our Youth VA, SCAN, School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), Senior Connections, Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), Special Olympics Virginia, Sports Backers – Fitness Warrior, St. Francis Care Fund, St. Matthew's Food Pantry, St. Andrew's School, St. Edward Catholic Church, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Storefront for Community Design, Swansboro Civic Association, Swansboro Community Garden, Sylvia's Sisters, The Community Foundation, The Conciliation Project, The READ Center, The Virginia Home, Thomas Jefferson High School Mentoring Program, TJ Viking Fund, Tricycle Gardens, Trinity Lutheran Church, University of Richmond - Pi Beta Phi Sorority Inc., University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, VA Center for Health Innovation, VAFRE, VCU ASPiRE, VIIF, Virginia Council of CEOs, Virginia Green Travel Alliance, Virginia Housing Society, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Virginia Pride, Virginia Recovery Foundation, Virginia Supportive Housing, Westover Hills Community Garden, Wine Women and Shoes - Bon Secours for Forensic Nurses, WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio, YNPN, YWCA Richmond (Greater Richmond Regional Hotline, The Sprout School).
On behalf of The Spark Mill and HandsOn we offer a tremendous THANK YOU to everyone listed above and to everyone else that shows up every day to make a difference throughout the greater Richmond area. We look forward to celebrating you April 19th!