Earth Day

Earth Day

Take part in an Earth Day event — or celebrate in your own way 

People are thinking more and more about the environment — whether it’s something that affects the quality of life here in RVA or global issues such as climate change and extreme weather.

But more importantly, people aren’t content with simply thinking about these things any more. They’re focused on taking action.

Earth Day, which is celebrated April 22, is the perfect time to take action, whether you are looking to take part in a community event or organize your own. Here are some tips to help you get involved — and think about our planet Earth all through the year.

Find an event

It’s easy to find Earth Day events, whether you live in the city or a surrounding county. City and town Facebook pages are a great place to start, along with the websites of local environmental organizations. Newspapers, radio and TV often publicize events as well.

The Environmental Protection Agency website lists major Earth Day activities at: https://www.epa.gov/earthday/index.html.

What can I do?

There are all kinds of Earth Day activities, even some you can easily complete by yourself or with your family. Examples include:

  • Planting trees
  • Cleaning up litter from a natural area or park
  • Adopting a road for litter control
  • Talking about Earth Day and helping to educate others
  • Using alternate transportation, instead of taking your car
  • Holding a garage sale or clothing swap, rather than throwing out unwanted items
  • Learning more about actions you can take to reduce your environmental impact

What if I want to organize an event?

Hosting an event doesn’t have to be a Herculean task, particularly if you keep it small. Any of the ideas above could be turned into your own event — just get the word out via social media, friends and family or even local print and broadcast media. But if you do want to organize a full-scale event, go for it!

Make it more than a day

Of course, one of the best ways to have an impact is to make every day your own Earth Day. You can take part in earth-friendly activities at any time! So in addition to celebrating once a year, make this April 22 just the beginning of something special. Whether you find an event or create your own, the important thing is getting involved!

 


Successful Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Evie took place Friday, March 9, 2018. The event was a huge success and it’s because of the many individuals and businesses who pulled resources together to make it possible. $7,000 raised in one evening between ticket sales and silent auction items.

Big thanks to The Westin Richmond for hosting! Rachel Leyco not only had an amazing show, but she also helped with all the announcements throughout the evening!

Tricia & Lauren helped us pull together items for the silent auction; they also made sure we were getting the word out on social media. They were the first two we approached about having the event and were immediately on board to come together and make it happen!

The Westin Richmond was so AMAZING to work with. They provided an amazing venue and staff, they coordinated and prepared the food, provided the DJ, photo booth and more.

Dr. Sarah Wilmer with Manakin Sabot Dentistry and Tammy from the Green Kitchen approached us just a week or so before the event to offer resources for food. The contributions they made ensured we had enough food since we had more than exceeded our goal for ticket sales.

Many thanks to everyone else who chipped in by attending, volunteering, and donating items and services to the auction. We love RVA and this event was the perfect example of just how amazing our community truly is!

Many have asked for the go fund me page.

Thank you again for being a part of this event it meant so much to us at Knight Magee Insurance to see our clients, friends and other local businesses rally together to support The Poland’s.

 


Referrals for a Cause

Referrals for a Cause

We are excited to kick off our referral program, Referrals for a Cause. As a small business, we value the power of community, so we are launching a referral program that gives back - in your name, not ours! It's our way of saying thank you and sharing in what matters to you.

Simply refer a household or business and we’ll donate $10 on your behalf to one of the following local Richmond charities.

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Have your referral contact us and request and receive a quote
  2. We will contact you directly for your choice of charity
  3. We will make the $10 donation in your name
  4. We hope you will make a direct donation, too. Click the Donate more buttons below.

 

CHARITIES:

Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic)

Health Brigade provides quality health services, especially to those least served, in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. They are proud to be an inclusive organization and they do not discriminate in hiring practices, services or policy with regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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CARITAS

CARITAS helps our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of addiction and homelessness to reclaim their dignity. They provide effective, permanent solutions to individuals and families in the Metro Richmond area.

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FeedMore

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is focused on individuals who have no reliable means for maintaining a healthy diet. The Meals on Wheels program helps keep homebound seniors independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.

Meals on Wheels reduces isolation and reassures and comforts families who live far from loved ones, providing recipients with a friendly smile and that important safety check, making the program extend far beyond the meal. Pet food is also delivered monthly for clients with dogs or cats.

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ART 180

ART 180 creates and provides art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression. Based in Richmond, Art 180 partners with other nonprofit organizations in order to serve youth, ages 8 to 18.

ART 180 also operates an art center for teens, called Atlas, in the Downtown Arts & Culture District. Through their programs, youth discover ways they can positively engage in and influence their surroundings.

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Sanctuary Rescue

Sanctuary Rescue is a small, foster-based dog rescue located in Midlothian, Virginia. They consist of dedicated animal lovers who open their homes to foster those that have been left behind. They pull dogs from high-kill shelters where they would otherwise not stand a chance. Sanctuary Rescue specializes in pregnant and nursing mothers, orphans and neonates who are especially vulnerable in shelters.

Sanctuary Rescue isn't just any rescue. They provide high-quality care for each and every dog they take in.

DONATE

 

THE FINE PRINT:

  • All are 501(c)3 organizations, so you will receive a tax deductible receipt to include in your tax return.
  • The referral you provide must receive a quote, but they are not required to make a purchase.
  • There is no limit to how many referrals you can send our way!

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