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Charities

We are proud to contribute a portion of The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler proceeds to the following non-profits:

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Amazement Square is Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children·s museum! Climb, slide & discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities & programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds & abilities can explore global & regional topics, the arts & humanities, science & health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity. For every $15 donated, a deserving local youth will receive a scholarship entry into the Amazing Mile Children’s Run.


CHAP’s mission is to educate the public about the nature, prevention, treatment and impact of HIV/ AIDS, to coordinate efforts of existing public or private resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS, to discover unmet needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families, and to stimulate and support community responses to meet those needs.

Girls on the Run helps girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. We teach girls that there are no limits and no constraints to whom and what they can be and that there are so many opportunities to be remarkable. We also incorporate running into our curriculum. We use this activity to inspire and motivate girls throughout the 12-week program, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies from all over Central Virginia complete a 5k running event.


Lynchburg Daily Bread provides a free, hot meal every day of the year to the homeless and hungry of our community.  All are welcome and guests may have as many servings as they like.  More than 98% of our food is donated from local colleges, grocery stores and restaurants, while 10-15 volunteers each day cook and serve lunch.  We now also bring meals to Appomattox, Altavista, Bedford and Pamplin.  In 2017, 70,374 meals were served and volunteers donated 15,833 hours—a value of $364,159!


Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. Both our on-site housing program and our community-based rental assistance program are aimed at quickly connecting homeless women and children to safe and affordable permanent housing. All services offered are free to the families and rooted in the belief that ending a family’s homelessness quickly and providing for their most basic needs will empower them to achieve goals in other areas.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. The CASA program is based on the concept that every child has a right to a safe, permanent home. Judges can appoint a CASA volunteer to a case involving a child who is a victim of abuse and/or neglect.  CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys, social workers, therapists and other service providers, advocating exclusively for the child’s best interests.


M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must) is a committee of the Centra Foundation with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of screening mammograms. M.A.A.M. helps to fun and organize free mammography screening days for the community and supports media campaigns to build awareness about mammography.

Kids’ Haven: A Center for Grieving Children is an organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education.

 

The foundation of Kids’ Haven’s philosophy is built on the beliefs that grief is a natural reaction to   the death of a loved one; within each person is the capacity to heal; caring and acceptance assist the healing process; each person grieves in his / her own way and in his / own time; and sharing with others in a safe and supportive environment allows children to learn about grief and to participate fully in their own journey to recovery.

Recent News

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