August 17, 2017
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Gloucester Family YMCA Help Kids Start School with the Right Stuff! YMCA Bright Beginnings provides children in need with the new clothes and school supplies needed to start the school year with confidence and excitement. We count on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to send children from Gloucester County shopping.
TO DONATE: Sponsoring 10 children or even just one or two children makes a difference.
TO SHOP: It requires no more than a ready smile, less than four hours of your time and the desire to help a child. 40 VOLUNTEERS are needed on August 23. Contact Sheila Pillath if you want to shop with us. BRING-IN: Purchase and bring-in school supplies. A complete list of needed items is posted at the Gloucester Y!
CONTACT, VISIT or MAIL DONATIONS TO: Gloucester Family YMCA at 6898 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061. Phone:(804) 993-4922.There is no cost to the child’s family to participate.
Interested in a "Greener" Community? The Glo Green Gloucester Advisory Committee is seeking interested citizens to serve on an advisory group. Go here for more information.
Take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey. The survey assesses the popularity and needs for outdoor recreation facilities across the commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you and anyone you wish to share the link with to take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey. The online survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on August 24. Click on 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey
Citizens needed to serve on Gloucester Board of Equalization: Gloucester County is seeking interested citizens to serve on the Gloucester County Board of Equalization. The board serves as an appeal board for the county’s real estate assessment. The duties of the board are to hear taxpayers’ concerns for correction of their real estate assessments, and increase, decrease or affirm such assessments. Click here for more information
Your volunteer connection begins here! If your organization needs volunteers or you want to get involved in your county, schools or community, this is the place to click and go! Click here to find out how you can volunteer or to submit a volunteer need!
Featured Volunteer Announcements:
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is in need of supplies for the animals in the shelter. Check out the list of needs at www.gmhumanesociety.com/wish-list. Wish list items include: (in priority order): 1. Royal Canin dry kitten food; 2. Royal Canin dry mother and baby cat food; 3. Canned cat food (patte preferred); 4. Puppy pads; 5. Purina kitten chow; 6. Purina cat chow; 7. Purina dog chow; 8. Kitten replacement milk; 9. Canned dog food; 10. Large durable nylabones; 11. Snuggle Safe Microwavable heaters; 12. Peanut Butter; 13. Chewy Dog Treats (regular and grain free).
The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic in need of an administrative assistant(s) to assist our Screening Office. Volunteer duties include answering the phones, making appointment reminder phone calls, greeting patients/helping them check-in and other administrative duties as needed by the Screening Office staff member. Please contact Jayme Sweten at (804) 210-1368, option 5 or extension 203, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Want to volunteer? Visit the Volunteer Needs Database HERE.
Gloucester County: Subscribe to Gloucester Connection Employment Opportunities e-mail service and receive automatic notification of all new job vacancies as soon as they are announced.
Featured County Jobs: Administrative Assistant III - Human Resources, Customer Service Representative, Environmental Inspector III/Plans Reviewer, Park Aide, Recreation Aide, Mosquito Control Technician. For more information or to apply on-line visit: www.gloucesterva.info/jobs.
Gloucester County Public Schools: Assistant Shop Manager/Foreman – Supplement (INTERNAL)transportation, Coordinator of Special Education, Part Time Paraprofessional – Early Childhood Special Education, Paraprofessional – Special Education (IPOP). Please call 693-2127 for more information or visit the GCPS Human Resources Department website.
Bay Aging: Executive Assistant to the President/CEO for more info go to: www.bayaging.org/employment
Announce your organization's meetings and special events online through “The Beeline” master community calendar! For a calendar of public government meetings, please click HERE.
FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING WEEK...
Concerts By the Bay Fundraiser: August 20, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. White Dog Bistro, for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and music.
$49 per ticket includes one drink chip. Pick up your tickets at the door.
Free Workshop for Parents sponsored by Gloucester County Public Schools Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety: Presented by Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. Monday, August 21, 2017: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Scola Auditorium at Page Middle School. More information about Dr. Wagner at www.anxietywellness.com To register, copy this link to your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helpingkids-cope-with-anxiety-tickets-35794180357 Password to register is: School
Rockin on the Ware Rivah Fundraiser Concert in August: Rockin on the Ware Rivah Music festival at the Ware River Yacht Club Saturday, August 19, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beautiful river setting while listening to music from talented artists: Tom Euler Trio, Eileen Edmonds and Ballast Band Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children under 12 are FREE; $15 for students. More info here » Note: This post appeared first on Gloucester Village.
The Gloucester Institute's 10th Anniversary Reunion & Robert Russa Moton's 150th Birthday Celebration Sunday Dinner: August 25, 6:00 p.m. August 25 - 27 , Holly Knoll, Gloucester. register here
Kelsick Market On Main Street will be hosting a yard sale on August 26 to benefit the Laurel Shelter hosting from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All proceeds go to Laurel Shelter Inc. cash only.
Upcoming Bloodmobile Drive:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Newington Baptist Church
6169 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!
10th Annual VIMS Community Yard Sale: August 26, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. You can sell your own items OR donate items for the Graduate Student Associations (GSA) to sell. Volunteers will help you unload at the beginning of the day and anything you don`t sell can be donated to Disabled American Veterans at the end of the day. For more questions, please reach out to Jingwei Song (email@example.com) or Jim DelBene (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HUMUH Gloucester Meditation: September 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Abingdon Parish House.
Senior Safety Fair: September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Newington Baptist Church, Cost: $3.00 per person includes hot lunch.
For more information, please contact Kim Driscoll at the Gloucester Commonwealth's Attorney's Office at (804) 693-4143. Printable Registration Form.
Second Annual Legislative Breakfast - Friday, September 22, 8:30 am - 10:30 am - Co-hosted by NetworkPeninsula, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation, and the United Way of the VA Peninsula. Join us as we hear from local, state, and federal government representatives how the current political climate may affect nonprofit organizations locally. Nonprofits will also have an opportunity to talk with representatives to share the nonprofit sector's perspective.
To register, click here.
Barkin’ Bargains Giant Yard Sale Fundraiser for GM Humane Society: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon to benefit the animals. Reserve your outdoor space ($20 for 12x12 or $30 for 8’ table). Register at www.gmhumanesociety.org/events
Articles, reports and links of interest to non-profit organizations are posted here. You may also make submittals of information or links you have found of interest to non-profit groups. Click here for more news, information and links!
Alzheimer’s License Plate Fundraising Effort: Alzheimer's is a rapidly growing disease that is completely unpredictable. The purpose of the license plate is to raise awareness and funding for the association. 450 prepaid applications are needed in order to have DMV put the plate into production. Once 1,000 plates are in circulation, DMV will donate $15 per plate per year to the Alzheimer's Association! The deadline to reserve plates is November 1, 2017. If the minimum 450 is not reached all preorders will receive refunds. For more info, visit HERE.
Study: More than 1 million Virginians are 'working poor': For eight years, LaShonda Gillis lived in the gray area between making too little to get by and too much to qualify for help with groceries, child care or rent.see more. See more
Congress in Recess - Taking Advantage with Local Meetings: Both chambers of Congress have now officially recessed for the month of August. That means many Senators and Representatives are now back home meeting with those they serve, including nonprofits. Meeting elected officials in their state or district offices can be one of the best ways to focus their minds on the issues important to you and to build relationships that help advance your mission. To make it easy to get started, the National Council of Nonprofits recorded and posted a brief webinar (18:48), Meeting with Policymakers: (Back) Home Edition. The webinar provides step-by-step instructions on setting up, preparing for, and conducting meetings at home offices of state and federal elected officials.
Housing Search Site for Virginia: VirginiaHousingSearch.com is an online web-tool and free resource to help people find homes that fit their needs and budgets. Property owners list apartments or homes for rent with current availability. Veteran Housing as well as housing information and links are also available on the website. Just visit VirginiaHousingSearch.com.
United Way Study Shines a Light on Virginia's Working Population - The ALICE population (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) represents individuals and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. Of note, the three localities with the highest percentage of households below the ALICE threshold were Williamsburg, with 57%, Newport News 49%, and Hampton 47%. To read the full report on Virginia, click here.
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
KIDS COUNT Report: Report: Economic Success Depends on Children's Economic Security -- This KIDS COUNT report provides the link between current demographic trends and their impacts on future economic security.
VersAbility: Last year, nearly 1,500 people with disabilities received services through VersAbility Resources' early childhood, day support, community living, and four diverse employment programs. Donations ensure VersAbility can provide critical programs to individuals with disabilities in need of our support. This includes services through the Puller Center, located in Gloucester and serving 48 individuals in Middle Peninsula communities. Supporting, through donations, a specific program or just making a general donation, will transform the life of an individual with disabilities in our community. To find out more, just click HERE.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is reorganizing and needs new board members! NAMI Mid-Tidewater is a diverse group of people who offers support, educate, and advocate for people with mental health conditions and their families. If you are interested in mental health, we would like your assistance. To submit your application/ nomination form for board membership, please email or call 804-694-0023.
|Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.
Free Webinar on 5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them: August 23, 2:00 p.m. This live webinar covers the 5 most common legal traps for nonprofits; several solutions and tools to reduce your risk; and the best jargon-free resources every nonprofit should read. Learn more and register here...
TCC Fall Academy class schedule: Learn more here.
2017 Fall Classes from the Academy for Non-Profit Excellence: The Fall 2017 course list has been announced. For more information and to register for classes go to https://academy.tcc.edu//programs/current-courses. The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of TCC and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
Children First co-parenting education program: four hour designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce, For further information about this program and to pre-register, please call the MPNN CSB Prevention Services at 804-642-5402. Pre-Registration by phone is required. September 7, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MPNN CSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Gloucester
Hampton Roads Community Foundation Training Schedule: Check out the various training opportunities for non-profits on the HRCF’s website HERE! Upcoming topic: Turning Activities into Outcomes; Program Logic Models (September 26th).
Lift Your Social Media Out of the Doldrums. The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has developed a series of workbooks to help you build an advanced, integrated and sophisticated social media program that will help your nonprofit be efficient and effective in your social media channels. To learn more, click here.
The Thomas Nelson Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is excited to announce the new 2017 Nonprofit Executive Roundtable Series! This is an unmatched 4-session program specifically geared towards nonprofit executive directors, CEOs and board members on solving the biggest challenges facing today's nonprofit leaders. 2017 Nonprofit Executive Roundtable Series.
How to Plan a Fundraising Event...on a Budget - click here.
Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.
generationOn: (Deadline: August 28, 2017): generationOn is accepting grant applications for Family Volunteer Day support. Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. This year Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 18, 2017 and is being powered by generationOn and sponsored by Disney Friends for Change, a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action to help people, communities and the planet. View Details
Target Corporation (Deadline: August 30, 2017): The Target Corporation is accepting applications to the Youth Soccer Grants Program. This program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Any eligible school, government agency, non-profit organization or non-profit regional/local soccer organization within the U.S., serving youth 5 to 18 years old, can apply. A preference will be given to programs serving in-need communities. View Details
Tech Foundation (Deadline: October 31, 2017): TechFoundation is accepting applications for their TechGrants program from 501C3 organizations. This program provides nonprofits with access to capital and/or equipment to help meet their technology needs. Funds may be used for hardware, software, or services. No overhead expenses are allowable. View Details
Tegna Foundation supports local organizations in communities served by TEGNA Inc. Their community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. To learn more, click here.
Grants Database - has been updated in many program categories, including:Advocacy/Leadership, Children/Youth, Health, and Seniors/Elderly Care. Must be logged in as a member to access.
State Farm Insurance Grant applications for 2018 funded requests will be available from Thursday, September 1 through Monday, October 31. At a local level, grants focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development. Deadline: October 31, 2017. View Details
The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program: provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income or transitional housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income or transitional housing or community facilities; and engaging volunteers to help veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair, and improvement of homes and other properties. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online application.
Grant opportunities from Langley Federal Credit Union: Primary focus areas are health care, housing, human services, safety, security and financial education. Visit these two websites, https://www.langleyforfamilies.org/request and https://www.langleyfcu.org/community/donation-and-sponsorship-requests
Youth Service America, in partnership with ABC and Disney, is accepting applications for Summer of Service Grants to help youth make their community greener, healthier, and stronger. Winners receive funding to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. The program supports young people who are creating lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects. They are especially interested in new, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. There are several project ideas across many different interest areas provided on the website.
A Little Hope Youth Bereavement Support Services: A Little HOPE, Inc. grants funds to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and young adults, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death. Grant awards are based on the scope of the project. Deadline: Open.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants: Review the latest information on our website regarding educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, and community and civic engagement before beginning the application process. Deadline: Rolling.
Rite Aid Foundation - Health Grants: Deadline: January 15.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Grants: Visit to learn more about how a child may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in medical grants from the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.
Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.
The Prudential Foundation invests more than $25 million in grants to support revitalization of communities and community engagement efforts……
www.Grants4.com: Great source for grant and foundation info.
Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open
Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.
Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!