The Power of Change

2019-Recipients

  • 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

2018-Recipients

  • The Table at St. George’s Episcopal Church - purchase food for the market style food pantry, serving individuals and families in need
  • Historic Port Royal - roof painting/repair to keep the Old Port Royal School building open for class trips, lessons and tours
  • Free Clinic of Culpeper - provide free medical care and prescription medications to uninsured, low income adults
  • Family Promise of Shenandoah County - provide food, shelter and support services to homeless children and their families
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia - recruit, screen, train and match the 25 men and 25 boys accepted into their one-year mentoring program
  • Fremont Street Nursery - install an Intercom/PA system in each room for safety and improvement of communication to nursery that provides day care to low income families with children
  • FailSafe-ERA - help fund the Community Day of Service Project
  • Downtown Greens - bring gardening and healthy eating knowledge/choices to low income preschool aged children and their families
  • Culpeper Literacy Council - support the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Basic Literacy program
  • Adult Community Education - purchase teaching resource materials to assist Louisa County residents with basic literacy needs
  • Fredericksburg/Rappahannock Chapter of Izzak Walton League - establish new bee apiary to replace apiary established three years ago that was recently wiped out by mites
  • People Helping People of Fauquier County - provide emergency financial assistance to Fauquier County residents in need due to loss of employment, medical issues, death in the family, etc.
  • Barns of Rose Hill - support an Art Mobile/moving exhibit to bring the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to students and senior citizens
  • Honor Flight/Top of Virginia - transport World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials
  • Montpelier Center of Arts & Education - support the 2019 Children’s Theater Program
  • Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic - provide free dental care to low-income Virginia veterans
  • Front Royal Oratorio Society - purchase music scores to enable the Society to perform four free public performances

 

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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."