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Charities

We are proud to contribute a portion of The Moore & Giles 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 educates the community about the nature, prevention, treatment, and impact of HIV/ AIDS, coordinates efforts of existing public or private resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and stimulates and supports community responses to satisfy the unmet needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families. CHAP provides free HIV testing and counseling throughout Central Virginia to help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. CHAP also hosts the annual Taking the Lead Youth Summit each March, which is free for all participants and features motivational speakers, interactive workshops, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, meals, entertainment, and door prizes for local youth ages 11 – 18.

Girls on the Run® is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice weekly, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.


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 2020, we served 115,478 meals to the homeless and hungry of our community, the most ever in our history.


Miriam’s House is a local nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and rebuilding lives. During these uncertain times, the work of Miriam’s House in rehousing homeless families has never been more needed. Through rental assistance and supportive services Miriam’s House aims to provide safe and affordable housing for every family who becomes homeless in Central Virginia. Learn more about their work and how to get involved on our website.

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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 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 providers, advocating exclusively for the child’s best interests.

Kids’ Haven is an organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education. Our services include family group nights, support groups in Lynchburg City Schools as well as Bedford, Campbell, and Amherst Counties’ school systems, and the Kids’ Haven WarmLine – a non-urgent phone line to get resources and supportive listening related to children’s grief.


Park View Community Mission offers help, healing, and hope in one of the poorest zip codes in the state of Virginia. Our mission is to restore the lives of families and communities by building relationships and providing life-changing resources through five programs. We give help through feeding programs: Food for Families, Food for Thought, and the Park View Cafe. We provide healing and free classes teaching practical skills to build a bridge out of poverty. We offer hope by building mentoring relationships and making connections.


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. Mammograms Annually A Must helps to fun and organize free mammography screening days for the community and supports media campaigns to build awareness about mammography.

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