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GUEST Winter and the shelter season is quickly approaching: Volunteer training dates are, November 19, 4:00 p.m. at Bethany UMC, Hayes Rd, Gloucester Point and December 3, 4:00 p.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Main St, Gloucester
Links to SignupGenius to volunteer at the Day & Night Shelters for the month of December are below:
Day Shelter for December 2017
Night Shelters for December 2017
Bethany UMC - 12/4/17 to 12/10/17
Providence Baptist Church - 12/11/17 to 12/17/17
Newington Baptist Church - 12/18/17 to 12/23/17
Gloucester Moose Lodge - 12/24/17 to 12/30/17
Susanna Wesley UMC - 12/31/17 to 1/7/18
Piankatank Community League’s Book Buddy Project is in need of funds: The Book Buddy project donates gift bags of books, journals, pens, and bookmarks to selected students at Petsworth Elementary School to encourage reading at home. All donations go directly to the Book Buddy project that fits one of the leagues goals to support educational opportunities in neighborhood schools. The PCL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization and donations are tax deductible, contact Susan Malcolm at email@example.com or Jackie Partin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Virginians signing up for Affordable Care Act health insurance under the state Marketplace need to know three things -- open enrollment is shorter, plans won't renew automatically as they have in the past and the cost-sharing subsidies that help low-income workers pay for health care are still in place for 2018. Open enrollment for state Marketplace begins Nov. 1
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.
5 Free Ways to Amp Up Your Online Fundraising for Giving Tuesday breaks down how to take full advantage of this digital giving movement.
Will technology steer us to a better future? For many people, the rise of technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence heralds the end of some of the biggest problems society faces today: climate change, inequality, and ever-increasing population pressure, especially in cities. Thanks to emerging solutions such as smart, clean energy services, the sharing economy, and electric, self-driving vehicles, observers envision that technology will deliver a future that is safe, sustainable, and convenient for everyone. READ MORE
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.
Safe Sleep 365 emphasizes the core principles of "Alone, Apart and Always" to educate all Virginians on simple life-saving practices that will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for infants each time they sleep.
Stress in Early Life and Childhood Obesity Risk seeks to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms that link early life stress exposures with childhood obesity risk.
Make an IMPACT with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS): Did you know that there is a VIMS Foundation which supports efforts to restore marine habitats, improve water quality, educate future generations and many other environmental efforts to address marine life and habitat? Did you know that you donation can make a significant IMPACT? And…did you know that donating is as easy as clicking HERE.For more information about the foundation, visit vims.edu/giving/foundation/.
Easy way to remember stroke symptoms: click here to see a video with a unique way to identify symptoms.
Medicare Open Enrollment: For 2018 Medicare coverage, open enrollment through 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.
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
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.