The Power of Change

2020-Recipients

  • Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity - to support home repair projects for those in need..
  • Blue Ridge Hospice - to make quality end - of - life care accessible and support their families and those effected by death and to advocate for patient comfort, dignity and choice.
  • Clark County Historical Association - to host a series of Historical Craft Workshops.
  • Cooking Autism, Inc. - to gather the special needs community for a series of important life-skills and cooking programs and purchase food, location rental and print.
  • Emerging STARS - to purchase a used van to provide transportation for 15 young adults with developmental disabilities to go out into the community to experience new activities and living life together.
  • Friends of the Rappahannock - to support environmental outreach programs.
  • Friends of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing - leadership training, instructor certification, supplies, and equipment and reading materials.
  • G Cubed Ministries - to fund the Extraordinary Young Minds program which focuses on student’s good character, mutual respect and core values.
  • Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic (Formerly Tappahannock Clinic) - tto purchase monitoring systems and sensors to improve diabetes control and overall patient health.
  • Legal Aid Workers - to provide legal information to disadvantaged members of the community.
  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg - funds will allow for suicide prevention education program to be provided to Caroline County Public Schools.
  • Rappahannock Area YMCA Caroline Family Branch - to offer a summer learning program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
  • Stafford Food Security, Inc. - to assist with operational support for the facility.
  • St. Jude of Massaponax/Knight of Columbus Council 13599 - allow 10 needy families with elementary-school children to receive free healthy groceries.
  • St. Luke Community Clinic - to purchase and install two new dental chairs.
  • Youth Development Center Inc. - to support the Baker’s Anchor Mentoring Summer Fest Scholarship program.

2019-Recipients

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Madison Unit - to provide youth development programs.
  • C-CAP of Front Royal/Warren County - to purchase climate controlled food storage, new software system, and 3 laptops computers
  • Dance Matrix and Company, Inc. - to present 10 performance events, creative fees, administrative fees, promotional/office supplies, crew fees and transportation cost
  • Darbys Dancers - to purchase dance shoes, clothes, class props, costumes, recital tickets, photos and videos
  • Empowerhouse (formerly RCDV) - to provide support to victims and their families of domestic violence, to help pay for hotels, food, transportation, utility bills and rent
  • FISH of Clarke County LLC - to Purchase food, rent and other forms of financial assistance to needy members of the community
  • JAUNT Friends - to provide year round financial aid to passengers who cannot afford bus fares
  • Louisa Community Emergency Fund, INC - to provide assistance to people in crisis situations to meet housing needs
  • Louisa County Sheriff's Office Foundation - to Support Sheriff's Office Community outreach program Autism Awareness Festival, train local ministers and clergy to assist deputies with victims after violent crime or tragic events
  • Orange County Free Clinic - to provide support to help with costs related to Diabetic Patient Care & Management Program
  • Project Linus - to Purchase materials needed to make blankets to provide to hospital and shelters
  • Service Dogs of Virginia Inc. - to raise and train dogs to assist people with disabilities
  • The Arc of North Central Virginia - to Hold 2 Family Fun Days in October, one at the Fun For All Playground in Warrenton, one at the Bright Spot in Culpeper
  • Lake Anna Civic Association – to provide food to families challenged by economic circumstances and to seniors on a limited budget
  • Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company - to purchase portable speed bumps with reflective strips
  • Louisa Arts Center -to support their Summer Youth Arts Camps
  • King William Little League - to help with the purchase and installation of lights for the baseball field to increase participation and host tournaments
  • CornerStone Community Development Center -to purchase two chest freezers and one commercial refrigerator for storing food to distribute to food insecure families
  • Orlean Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase a compressor for recharging portable air tanks used by firefighters
  • Literacy Council of Madison County - to purchase Pre and High School equivalency materials for adult learners
  • Beaverdam Food Pantry -to purchase a walk-in cooler and a refrigeration unit to store food in order to provide hunger relief for children, families and seniors in Central Virginia
  • Amissville Community Foundation - to purchase food baskets for families in need in support of the Foundation’s Project Christmas 2019
  • Birthright of Fredericksburg - to make coupons available to expectant mothers experiencing financial hardship
  • Feeding Greene - for the purchase of food for families in need
  • Culpeper Community Development Corporation - to prevent eviction of individuals and families in need who would otherwise become homeless
  • Lake of the Woods Adaptive Watersports Foundation - to purchase an enclosed trailer to use as a First Aid command Center and equipment transport for veterans and children with disabilities - also for the purchase of a generator as well as two complete backboards
  • Glory Outreach/Salem Baptist Church - to provide supplemental food and clothing for individuals and families in need
  • Linden Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase four new chainsaws to replace old, ineffective equipment
  • Essex County Library - to purchase equipment for a library document station to meet the needs of the county’s rural population
  • Blue Ridge Singers - to purchase music for their Spring 2020 concert series
  • Louisa County Resource Council - to help impoverished adults age 21 and older receive emergency dental care
  • The Montpelier Foundation - for lumber and materials to rebuild three Civil War huts during Montpelier’s week-long Reconstruct expedition
  • Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) - for registration fees for JVG teachers to attend the National Training Seminar

 

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Your Change at Work

REC members who participate in The Power of Change are making an impact.

Ann Cushman

Ann Cushman - vice president & food bank coordinator, FISH. " We used the funds to purchase a cooler that can store fresh vegetables to feed the hungry in our community. I don't know if we would be able to thrive and give back to our community without the support of organizations like The Power of Change."

Taylor, camp participant

Taylor - camp participant - "I love the camps. They help me and they help so many little kids. This experience is so valuable because it helps me grow as an actor and a singer, and it helps me take chances. I want to be a sports broadcaster or a Broadway star so this opportunity is helping me achieve my goals."

Donna Hess of FISH

Donna Hess - FISH Volunteer
"Our organization helps those in need. If we think about it we're all only a few paychecks from being in need ourselves. The overwhelming gratitude from clients who come in for support echoes the gratitude we have for The Power of Change and the funding donated that helps us continue to serve."