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.”   

  • Aaliyah Love
  • Adrienne Piazza
  • Alexander Cena
  • Alicia Meyer
  • Alicia Roberts
  • Alison Jones-Nassar
  • Allison Wilmoth
  • Ally Turner
  • Alyse Marshall-Auernheimer
  • Amber Hamrick
  • Amulya Chowdhory
  • Andre Spencer
  • Andy Creery
  • Andy Inge
  • Anetria Smith
  • Ann Bufford
  • Ann Marie Baker
  • Anna Creech
  • Atul Chowdhory
  • Barbara Bancroft
  • Barbara Ozlin
  • Barbara Roe
  • Barry Barnette
  • Becky Garten
  • Bev Koerin
  • Bev Pettway
  • Blair Worden
  • Bob Roe
  • Bob Argabright
  • Bree B
  • Brittany Nicholson
  • Bruno Welsh
  • Caitlin Lange
  • Caitlin Minnick
  • Cameron Robinson
  • Candace Nicolls
  • Carol Gay
  • Carol Wolf
  • Carolyn Turner
  • Carolynn Dallas
  • Carrie Evelyn
  • Casey Dokoupil
  • Catherine Hendrick
  • Catherine Lukhard
  • Charles Holland
  • Charlie Connell
  • Chelsea Wise
  • Chris Bernhardt
  • Chris Emond
  • Chris Newhouse
  • Chris Romero
  • Christine Hale
  • Christopher Lee
  • Ciara Bailey
  • Clay Hilbert
  • Cole Hammack
  • Corbin Neuner
  • Cory Jones
  • Courtney Owens
  • Crystal Steele
  • Crystal Stovall
  • Damoneke Harper
  • Dana Clark
  • Dave Chilton
  • Dave McCoy
  • Dave Parrish
  • David Crites
  • David Donnick
  • David Harry
  • David LeFebvre
  • David Shuford
  • Dayna Cobb
  • Dayton Steele
  • Derek Toro
  • Devin Keeler
  • Devin Pope
  • Dionna Gibson
  • Doris Brody
  • Dotty Albro
  • Doug Mann
  • Duane Williams
  • Eileen Cowdery
  • Elle Street
  • Emily Ashcraft
  • Emmanuel Cudjoe Jr.
  • Eric Butterfield
  • Erin Wischer
  • Finn Bradley
  • Frances Marquez
  • George Grant
  • Gina Cowles
  • Gladys Balcarcel
  • Grace Gallagher
  • Granville Burruss
  • Gwynne Teass
  • Harry Samuels
  • Heather Ashton
  • Heather Myers
  • Heilbron Rushing-Cooper
  • Helen Trevey
  • Holly Gordon
  • Iman Shabazz
  • India Fleming-Klink
  • Rev. Inho Kang
  • Jacobi Harris
  • Jake Savage
  • James Mcdonald
  • James Williams
  • Jane Leonard
  • Jane Wynn
  • Jaquilla Wright
  • Jay Swedenborg
  • Jeni Shaffer
  • Jennifer Tompkins
  • Jessica Nadel
  • Jessica Puljan
  • Jill Lemon
  • Jill Magruder
  • Joann Arnes
  • Jodi Beland
  • Joe Williams
  • John Cario
  • John Sebastian
  • Jonathan Tromsell
  • Jourdan James
  • Juanita Armistead
  • Juliana Haines
  • Kai Banks
  • Kaitlin Taylor
  • Karen Holyer
  • Karen Mitchell
  • Katherine Rivara
  • Kathleen Wright
  • Kathy Hernandez
  • Katie Roemer
  • Katy Rugg
  • Kellie Hilb
  • Kelly Daniels
  • Ken Weber
  • Kendra Norrell
  • Kim Barrow
  • Kim Blanchard
  • Kim Loehr
  • Kimberly Kimball
  • Kirk Millikan
  • Kris Folgner
  • Krisitn Butterworth
  • Krista Boucher
  • LaDel McNair
  • Lariza Rife
  • Laura Davidson
  • Laura Harrison
  • Linda Handzo
  • Linda Huennekens
  • Lisa Coates
  • Lisa Hedrick
  • Liz Cramer
  • Liz Dorr
  • Liz Lungut
  • Liz Nigro
  • Liz Whalley-Buono
  • Lori Humrich
  • Lou Anne Tiller
  • Lu Roberts
  • Marie Sicola
  • Marshall Adzima
  • Martha Tyler
  • Marvin Kibler
  • Mary Lloyd Parks
  • Mason Hearn
  • Michael Herring
  • Michael Lee
  • Michael Zohab
  • Michele Jones
  • Michelle Payne
  • Michelle Rollins
  • Mike Lee
  • Mike Levina
  • Minister Margie Bell
  • Miriam Davidow
  • Miriam Farris
  • Mishawn Glover
  • Monroe Hill
  • Morena Phillips
  • Morgan Turner
  • Mrs. Greer
  • My Nguyen
  • Nana Korantemah Pierce Williams
  • Nancy DeNoia
  • Nancy Malatesta
  • Nathalia Artus
  • Nequa Griffin
  • Nicky Conyers
  • Page Luxmoor
  • Patricia Winfree
  • Patrick Clapp
  • Paula Demmert
  • Pauletta Ruffin
  • Pete DeWorken
  • Phuong Tran
  • Rachel Douglas
  • Rachel Leyco
  • Rachel Loughlin
  • Ram Bhagat
  • Randy Minor
  • Rebecca Desmond
  • Regan Gifford
  • Ricky Hewitt
  • Robin Jackson
  • Rodney Steppe
  • Russell Flammia
  • Ruth Neimaseck
  • Ryan Rinn
  • Sandy Reynolds
  • Sarah Gibson
  • Sarah Wilson
  • Scott Garnett
  • Sean Cannon
  • Shelley Jewel
  • Shelly Bowman
  • Soliel Paden
  • Susan Ellett
  • Susan Farris
  • Taliah Muhammad
  • Taylor Keeney
  • Theola McNeill
  • Theresa Kluck
  • Tia Redd
  • Tim Reagan
  • Tommy Broughton
  • Toni Sanders
  • Travis Garlock
  • Tyler Ames
  • Tyrone Cherry
  • Vaughan Alexander
  • Viju Singh
  • Vlodek Gabara
  • Wanda Rackley
  • Wayne Jennings
  • Zack Francis

 

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!