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  • 5 May 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Throughout Shenandoah County

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Mobilizing Shenandoah County & The World Through Giving

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 affects more than just the infected. A pandemic like this touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Let’s come together to drive a spike of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for not only Shenandoah County and our nonprofits but all communities and nonprofits around the world. 

Together we can heal. Be a part of the solution: show your support and rally to do some good!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

How to Give Back During a Global Pandemic

We can still show social connection and come together on behalf of our communities even while practicing physical distancing. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


  • Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home.


   

    



-Blue Ridge Hospice is in need of latex gloves, gowns, lab coats, or smock-like garments (these can be used as long as they are washable). If you have items you are able to donate please call (540) 313-9200. We have also incurred a multitude of costs making sure our staff is properly protected. At the same time, we have closed our eight Thrift Shops, which bring in approximately $8,000/day to fund our Inpatient Care Center, patient care funds, and provide therapies that aren’t covered by insurance. Without this income, and with no way of knowing how long this pandemic will last, we need as much support as possible from our generous community members. If you would like to make a donation please visit www.brhospice.org/coronavirus/   Contact info is info@blueridgehospice.org and (540) 313-9200



  • Give to the organizations that you love most – no amount is too little and nonprofits need our support.


The American Cancer Society is still here for patients with cancer and their caregivers during this pandemic! Here's how:

- Making the decision to close our Hope Lodge facilities to cancer patients in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic was extremely difficult. But our beds won’t stay empty. We’re offering more than 1,100 rooms nearby large health care systems to health care providers – to rest between shifts or overnight, free of charge.

- We have a 24/7 1-800 number that's always available to answer questions and offer support! If you’re having trouble finding the information you need about coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the current strain of coronavirus, we’re here to help with current and reliable information. We are available via live chat or our 24-hour helpline at 800-227-2345.



A Small Hand is a Diaper & Infant pantry in need of Size 6 diapers, baby wash/shampoo, sippy cups, bottle brushes, baby lotion & pacifiers.



Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity We are looking for 5 families for homes in Shenandoah County! Our application period has been extended to April 30th and applications are available on our website.



 Donations are needed for client needs such as food, shelter, medications and transportation



Community Care & Learning Center has a vital financial support need to ensure the opening of our infant care center in June, as planned. State mandated class size reduction and the inability of some children to attend due to loss of parents' jobs have impacted revenue needed to add a security camera system, fire alarm system for our new space, furnishings needed to add care for infants, and other start up costs. We are also offering tuition reduction for essential employees and those parents work have limited work hours, but still need care. We have openings on our Board of Directors, too, for anyone who shares our vision "to exemplify the power of collaboration to meet community needs."



Family Promise of Shenandoah County 






Furry Friends In desperate need of kitten, cat and dog food (dry and canned); cat litter; cat blankets; dog houses, crates. Items may be dropped at the store, 486 N Main St in Woodstock. Monetary donations made payable to Seven Bends Vet office.


Good Shepherd (program for Senior Citizens) is in need of Dish Soap (10 oz), Facial tissues, Hand Soap, Laundry Detergent (10 oz), Lotion (8 oz or less), Lysol wipes, Sandwich Bags, Shampoo (12 oz or smaller), Trash Bags (kitchen size), Paper Towels, Toilet Paper


Luke's Backpack (Weekend feeding program)- In need of the following items in Individual Servings please: 100% Apple Juice, Orange Juice, V-8 Juice; Oatmeal/Cereal (individual boxes or packages); Tuna Kits/Chicken Salad Kits; Prepackaged Microwavable Meals; Macaroni and Cheese Single Servings; Peanut Butter (18oz or smaller); Crackers / Pretzels /Chips/Teddy Grahams / Animal Crackers / Goldfish (individual bags); Soup, Canned ChiliFruit Cups / Fruit Roll-ups; Canned Spaghetti or Ravioli; Canned Vegetables (small can)
Microwave Popcorn; Pudding cups; Granola Bars/ Pop Tarts


Lydia's Clothes Closet - Lydia’s Clothes Closet, the award-winning, all-volunteer, non-profit thrift shop in Strasburg, is dedicated to serving the community by offering good, clean clothes  at very reasonable prices. We offer free clothing to anyone who has experienced an emergency such as a house fire. Our income is used to cover the costs of running the shop at 137 E. Main Street. We share any additional funds with other non-profits in the area. Since closing in mid-March, we have had no income. Financial donations would be very much appreciated. Our mailing address is: Lydia’s Clothes Closet, PO Box 42, Strasburg, Va. 22657.


Shenandoah County’s only agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Our current need is for financial donations; our spring fundraiser, the annual fashion show, was cancelled due to Covid-19  restrictions.  These funds help us to provide both in-shelter and out-of-shelter services to folks in our community and beyond.  Thank you so much on behalf of our clients!  Also, just a reminder that we are open and manning our 24-hr. hotline – 540-459-5161


- SAS is requesting and needing funds to purchase phone minutes for individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis or financial crisis related to Covid-19. Many have loss their job or hours reduced due to the coronavirus.

-Families needing assistance with rent, homelessness or eviction, should call Centralized Housing Intake at 540-271-1701 and leave a message. Someone from CHI will call back within 24-48 hours and get the family's information. If the need is for utilities, please call SAS at 540-459-3212. Please note that we are unable to provide money directly to families. We will be able to work with them to provide for specific needs related to housing and basic needs.


ShenCoCares -  We are hopeful for your financial donations needed to purchase food and necessary essentials for community members and especially seniors who are fearful to leave their homes. ShenCoCares, is striving to be the Bridge between Need and Assistance by partnering with other Non Profit Organizations, Individuals, Businesses and Community Leaders to offer help to our Community. 


Shenandoah Community Health Clinic COVID 19 forced us to invest in additional software and train staff in telehealth. Many patients are scared to come in and don't realize that we can do virtual appointments. So we're also investing in more outreach and marketing. We expect that many people in the area have smaller paychecks and will be looking to us for support in the coming months -- and we need to keep the staff employed in the meanwhile.


Shenandoah County SEARCH, Inc. - Financial donations would be appreciated at this time. We are a small 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates to give a safe, supported, age appropriate life style to eight intellectually challenged individuals in our SEARCH Group Home. Funds are usually raised from our SEARCH Thrift Shop in Mt.Jackson. Due to the COVID-19 virus we had to cancel our spring fundraiser, and March 21st we closed the Thrift Shop to protect our volunteers, staff and customers. Without revenue from the store we are using reserves to keep the Group Home stable, but reserves will only cover a short period. The Thrift Shop helps the wider community have access to affordable clothing, household goods and furniture that have been donated.


Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries - See A Small Hand, Good Shepherd, and Luke's Backpack


Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge - We are a residential alcohol and drug support recovery program helping men and women break free from substance abuse addictions. In our last 20 years we have helped hundreds return to living productive lives. We are in the final stages of completing a complete remodeling of our women's facility and could use help with plumbing, trim work and interior and exterior painting. We are also adding 2 toilets and showers to our men's' facility and could use some material, and assistance in that are. Call 540-213-0571.


Shenandoah Valley Music Festival- Do you miss being outside in glorious weather in a beautiful place? Yep, we do too. At Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, we're still waiting to see if our 57th summer season will happen. We're confident that it will.

Other organizations will fill the individual physical and economic needs created by this virus related economic shutdown. Our job is to mend the community through the opportunity to meld together again to enjoy beautiful music - and just as importantly, each other's company.

We need your help to do that. As with other non-profit organizations, SVMF's fundraising has dried up because of the economic shutdown. Please give what you can to help us all unite in joy again, once this is over. Thank you.


Our conservation non-profit needs support to be able to keep producing free community programming like Plant Swaps, planting pollinator habitat at landfills, and the dozens of educational workshops (and now virtual education like our #BackyardEdibles series and #NativeVirginiaNow videos) we host each year.

When we had to cancel Earth Day Shenandoah and other events in our busiest season, we lost much of our revenue for the year...and as a new grassroots non-profit, we were already much richer in energy and enthusiasm than we were in funding! Please help keep us sustainable, so we can keep helping our community.


  • Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review.

Check out the Takeout Blitz Campaign for a list of open businesses


  • Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors or veterans.



 Needs toilet paper, paper towels, clorox wipes, and shelf stable foods




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540-459-2542
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Woodstock, VA 22664

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