Giving Good

Arbor Youth Services

Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development. We envision a community partnership where all at-risk children and youth are strengthened and supported to regain ties with their family, their community and other encouraging adults.

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Habitat for Humanity

Lexington Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

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Kits for a Cause

Kits for a Cause from Classroom Central provides a hands-on philanthropic activity for your next meeting or event while building positive interaction for your staff. No matter your company size or budget, there are options available for everyone. Choose from dental kits, pencil pouches, wellness kits, art kits, STEM kits, and homework kits to provide critically-needed products for the 127,000 students that Classroom Central serves each year. It’s easy to participate. Choose the date and location of your Kits for a Cause assembly, then order the supplies directly from our wholesaler who passes the discount on to you. Kits are delivered directly to your location for assembly. If your location is local, a Classroom Central team member will join your group at the beginning of your project to explain the impact you will be making on our community. You can then deliver the completed kits to Classroom Central for distribution in our Free Store.

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Nourishing communities by growing and sharing food. Seedleaf has partnered with several local restaurants for contributions to composting that helps to fertilize the gardens. They help educate the community on growing and cooking their own food.

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Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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Judeo-Christian Outreach Center

Dining Hall – Food Pantry and Lunch

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Assignment: Set up and break down Food Pantry. Assist community with selecting food.
Prepare and serve lunch to residents.
* JCOC will provide all ingredients and products to prepare and serve meal.

Dining Hall – Food Pantry
Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Assignment: Set up and break down Food Pantry. Assist community with selecting food.

Dining Hall – Dinner
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday & major holidays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Assignment: Prepare and serve dinner to residents and the community.
* Group will need to provide all ingredients to prepare meal as well as all paper products.

Dining Hall – Breakfast
Schedule: Saturday, 6:00-9:00 am
Assignment: Prepare and serve breakfast to residents and the community.
* Group will need to provide all ingredients to prepare meal as well as all paper products.

Hot Chocolate (fall/winter) Lemonade/Iced Tea (spring/summer)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday & major holidays, 1:30-3:00 pm
Assignment: Prepare and serve a beverage to the community as they wait outside for dinner.
* Group will need to provide beverage mix and cups. JCOC will provide water.

Snack Bags
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday & major holidays, 2:30-3:30 pm
Assignment: Prepare and distribute snack bags to residents and the community after dinner.
* Suggestions: sandwiches, chips, cookies, granola bars, fresh fruit, juice boxes, and water.

Collection Drive
Schedule: Varies based on group’s availability
Assignment: Hold drive to collect items for our residents and the community.

Game Night/Arts & Crafts Night (Happy Hour)
Schedule: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:00 pm
Assignment: Provide game night or arts & crafts night for our residents.

Cleaning Crew/Painting Crew
Schedule: Varies based on group’s availability
Assignment: Provide routine maintenance of residential facilities and education building.

Thrift Store
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday, 12:00-5:00 pm
Assignment: Sort and tag donations, hang clothing, and organize items on shelves.
Location: JCOC Community Thrift, 120 S. Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach

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Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s primary mission is leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community. Here’s how we do it.
Collecting Food Donations
By providing nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to over hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives.
Distribution Through Partner Agencies and Special Programs. We distribute food through over 400 Partner Agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters and through programs such as our Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and BackPack Programs. By accessing food from the Foodbank rather than purchasing from commercial outlets, each of these Partner Agencies has expanded resources to advance their own missions.

National Affiliations for Disaster Relief
Our national network affiliation, Feeding America™, also has memorandums of understanding with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and EFSP. The Foodbank, and food banks across the country, act as the food component in disaster relief efforts.

Buying Power
We can assemble a full-course, nutritious meal for only $.35 – much less than the price of a postage stamp! In fact, for every $10 donation the Foodbank receives, we can assemble and distribute up to $60 worth of grocery products.

Committed Volunteers
We do this with the help of volunteers and we pride ourselves on the work of nearly 6,000 volunteers who contribute more than 42,000 hours annually!

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Jewish Family Services

For over 70 years, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater (JFS) is where our community turns in times of need. JFS serves more than 3000 individuals each year including children coping with the loss of a loved one, families facing financial crisis, individuals recovering from surgery and older adults with a debilitating illness. JFS is unique because we provide a continuum of home-based solutions as well as unparalleled caring, support and resources to meet the needs of our community. Our wide range of programs and services enables us to offer integrated services tailored to meet each client’s individual needs regardless of faith, age, ethnicity and income.

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Samaritan House

The opportunities vary, however, this program for women in crisis has several safe houses which are always in need of house maintenance, landscaping/yard work and general upkeep. The organization also holds fundraising events which, if a group is interested/the timing is right, may also be an opportunity. Donations for education assistance, household items and cleaning supplies are appreciated.

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Hope Center

The Hope Center’s mission is to care for homeless and at-risk persons by providing life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services that are comprehensive and address underlying causes.

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