October 19, 2017
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Gloucester Candidates’ Forum for House of Delegates 98th District: Tuesday, October 24, at the Moose Family Center, 6565 Moose Drive, Gloucester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Forum begins at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Gloucester County Democratic Committee and Severn Republican Women
Bridges Out of Poverty: A Community Dinner and Presentation: Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Abingdon Episcopal Church FREE and open to the public. This is an opportunity to hear Betsy Wampler speak about the challenges many people in our community face in their daily lives. There is a way out of poverty and it frequently begins with education. Come learn how you can make a difference in your community.
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Mental Health America: Mental Health America of Virginia provides a Warm Line which is a peer-run service for residents of Virginia. It offers support for individuals, family members and other concerned parties who would like someone to talk to, or who request community mental health resources, or who have specific questions about their recovery journey. To learn more, visit: http://mhav.org/
Registration for the 2017 Christmas and Holiday Parade is now open: The deadline to register is November 12 or when we have reached 60 entries. The parade will be held on Saturday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. on Main Street. Click here for a fillable registration form. Please fill out the form, save it to your computer, then email it to email@example.com Or you may print out the form, fill it out and mail it to P. O. Box 329, Gloucester, VA 23061
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:
The following organizations have announced the urgent need for volunteers as listed below. Please share with your organizational members and congregations:
Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic: Needs administrative/clerical/desk volunteers. Please contact Jayme Sweten at JaymeS@gmfc.hrcoxmail.com or 210-1368 (#5).
Rural Infant Services: Looking for volunteers to assist with holiday event for children with special needs on December 2nd. Contact Kathy Phillips at 804-758-5877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Page Middle School: Seeks artist to share talents with students thru demos or speaking engagements; volunteers to teach/share board games such as chess, checkers, backgammon, etc. and 1-1 science mentors to help with Science Fair projects. Contact Debra Falkenberg at 804-693-2540 (#7) or email@example.com
Piankatank Community League looking to expand membership for this community based helping organization! Contact Bruce Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army: Looking for a few good board members! Also, Bell Ringers are now being recruited for the holiday season. Contact Sandra Thorton at 642-3960 or email@example.com
Gloucester Housing Partnership looking for board members to serve and provide leadership as well as volunteers to assist with housing rehab projects for those in need. Contact Chip Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to volunteer? Visit the Volunteer Needs Database HERE.
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office: Employment Opportunities
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: Environmental Inspector II, Environmental Inspector III/Plans Reviewer, Environmental Programs Director,Park Supervisor - Operations, Mechanical Technician II or Mechanical Technician III, Systems and Applications Analyst, Utility Inspector, Water Treatment Plant Operator or Trainee, Specialty Instructors, Recreation Aides and Park Aides For more information or to apply on-line visit: www.gloucesterva.info/jobs.
Gloucester County Public Schools: Administrative Associate I – Part Time, Custodian - Part Time, Wrestling Coach – Assistant V/JV GHS, Basketball Coach – Assistant Girls Varsity GHS, Track Coach- Winter-Head, Cafeteria Assistant manager, Automotive Technician, Supervisor of Regional Alternative Education – PART TIME Gloucester High School, Speech-Language Pathologist, Computer Science Teacher Page Middle School , In-School Suspension Coordinator Page Middle School, Please call 693-2127 for more information or visit the GCPS Job Board.
Gloucester Mathews Humane Society Careers
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...
Angel Tree Registration: The Angel Tree is a program to help families provide gifts for their children at Christmas. If you know of a family needing assistance with gifts for their children, sign up timeframe is October 9 - 26, Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Digging Around the Historic Court Circle: The Gloucester Museum of History will feature the first showing of artifacts resulting from "Digging Around the Historic Circle" by Thane Harpole, the exhibit opened October 2, and will close November 30, Gloucester Museum of History located in the Botetourt Building, 6539 Main Street, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. daily except Sundays & Holidays. Admission is free.
Toastmasters of Gloucester: A toastmasters group is meeting at the Edge Hill House located on the corner of Main St and John Clayton Memorial Hwy (Rt 14) in the Gloucester Court House Area. Meetings are being conducted on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. For further information you can contact Frank Gillerlain at 757-268-5122 or Tyrone Fuller at 757-746-0125
Fall 2017 Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Guinea Road Convenience Center located at 7599 Guinea Road.
11th Annual Gloucester Renaissance Festival: October 21, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and October 22, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: in the Colonial Court Circle.
Arts on Main Linocuts Workshop: October 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Taught by Norma Pfaff, this class is a basic introduction to relief printmaking. Relief is an early form of printmaking that uses a flat surface, typically either wood or linoleum, as the matrix from which to create a print. Get the details here.
VIMS After Hours Lecture: Old and Cold: Greenland sharks and the people that study them on Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. In the early 1600s, as Jamestown became an English crown colony, a Greenland shark was born. Could that same shark have been recently captured in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic? Join us as Dr. Richard Brill of VIMS shares his research on these fascinating creatures that live longer than any other known vertebrate. Click here to reserve your seats now. Can't be here in person? Click here to register for the webinar.
SAVE THE DATE!
Kelsick Specialty Market Wine Dinner for VersAbility’s Puller Center: October 28, 6:00 p.m. At the Puller Center & Kelsick Specialty Market $100/person (proceeds to benefit VersAbility’s Puller Center) Limited seating Call to RSVP at (804) 693-6500. Click here for more information.
Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resiliency Registration is Open: November 7, 9:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., classroom A/B in Waterman’s Hall, VIMS, Gloucester Point. The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is offering the following workshop: Introduction to Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resiliency. Questions? contact Sandra Erdle at 804-684-7144 or email@example.com
SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS WALK PREVENT SUICIDE WALK FOR A NEW DAY! Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Main Street Center, Gloucester (Parking Lot Next to the U.S. Post Office) To register: • Go to www.chvc.online and follow the link • Call: 1-888-PREV-550 - 804-642-5402 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Medicare Open Enrollment For 2018 Medicare coverage, open enrollment is from October 15 to December 7. During this annual enrollment period (AEP) changes to various aspects of coverage can be made. Learn more at www.medicare.gov.
Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu? Some people are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with certain chronic conditions. Flu vaccination and the correct use of antiviral medicines are very important for protecting people at high risk of serious flu complications. How much do you know about flu? Learn More.
Get a Flu Shot to Protect Your Heart and Your Health: People with certain long-term medical conditions, such as heart disease, are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu. Donnette Smith, president of the heart disease support network, Mended Hearts, reminds those with a heart condition, like herself, to get a flu shot every year.
Impostor Quiz: Can you spot an impostor? Eighty-five percent of adults are confident they can, according to a recent AARP survey. But the majority of the survey participants then flunked an “Impostor IQ” quiz that measures the ability to spot a liar (take the quiz at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork). Bottom Line… NEVER accept a pitch or give any information to a stranger — on the phone, in person or over the internet — without first independently verifying that it’s legitimate.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
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
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.
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Maximize your social media marketing efforts: Do know who's visiting your social media sites and what they are looking at while visiting? This class offered by the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence will help you understand social media tools and reporting. This class is a great opportunity to learn from a social media expert. Additionally, you will earn credit toward your Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The academy is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College. Register here.
What are funders looking for in grantmaking and reporting?: In a recent study by Social Solutions, funders say impact, mission and legal nonprofit status are the three most important considerations for providing funding. Program outcomes, impact stories and budgets are what funders are looking for most in reporting. Click here to read the full study and learn what other factors are important to funders.
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.
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.
Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.
America Walks Accepting Applications for 2017 Community Change Grants: Microgrants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to projects related to the development of healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.... DEADLINE: November 10, 2017
Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program: The foundation will award general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects in one or more of its five focus areas — promoting Earth's beauty and bounty; creating robust, healthy food systems; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities.... DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
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.
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……
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!