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IT’S TIME 2 PLAY! Park Partners, Inc. is raising funds for a community all-inclusive playground at Woodville Park. Business Sponsorship levels have been created to allow flexibility in contributions as well as additional marketing opportunities for businesses. Donated funds and tax dollars together will help create a wonderful addition to the park.
Several businesses have responded with a commitment, and a tentative response date of January 15, has been set for inclusion on signs and marketing materials. Citizens are encouraged to donate as well. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Park Partners website at www.gloucesterparks.org. Please contact Carol Steele, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 693-1261 for questions or to become involved in Park Partners.
The Gloucester Cooperative Educational Partnership is a joint venture with Gloucester County Public Schools, Gloucester Educational Foundation and members of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. This is an exciting opportunity for the business community to be a part of launching the future careers of our next generation employees and employers. Is your business interested in hiring a local high school student part time, while collaborating with a Career and Technical Education Teacher? Interested employers are asked to make a semester long commitment per position/student. If interested, please submit a job description to the Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com. Please reach out via email with any questions.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Ellis W. Rowe Memorial Scholarship for students from Gloucester County. Students may visit our website at http://www.hamptonroadscf.org/scholarships/ and follow the steps for applying through our online application. Applications are due on March 1, 2018.
Two New Fairfield Preservation Initiatives: Documenting and Preserving Sites Across the Middle Peninsula
The Fairfield Foundation has long supported preservation efforts on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas through public archaeology, historical research, oral histories and preservation advocacy. As our Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education (CAPE) nears completion we are redoubling our efforts within the community to broaden our impact and demonstrate the value of historic places. ...
New Tool to Attract Greater Funding: A new online tool is available to assess how your organization performs in seven areas of strategic leadership: strategy, mission, board governance, impact evaluation, funding and organization and talent. This tool is based on Engine of Impact by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker of the Stanford School of Business. They believe nonprofits can apply the principals of strategic leadership to attract greater funding and maximize impact. Take the free survey to receive an evaluation of how your organization performs in each strategic leadership area.
City of Virginia Beach Develops Housing Resource Center for Homeless: Unique to this area and Virginia Beach, the new resource center, which will open this spring, will provide efficiency apartments, family and single shelters, supportive services, a health clinic and other community resources in one facility, making it the first of its kind in the region. Go here for more information.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-2394 for more information.
It’s time to apply for RCC Scholarships!: The application for the 2018-19 academic year is available from October 1, 2017 thru February 16, 2018.Students only need to complete one online application to be considered for 100 different scholarships at RCC totaling about $400,000.
A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mobile for Good's Fundraising Success Checklist breaks down how to know you're covering your bases for email campaigns, social media, your website, crowdfunding, and more.
Easy way to remember stroke symptoms: click here to see a video with a unique way to identify symptoms.
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.
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
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.