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Past Recipients

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Charitable Organization Fact Sheet and bring it along.

We look forward to seeing you at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

New Location: McClain's at First and Main Blacksburg, Stadium Room (near the bowling alley)

Local Charitable Organizations Highlight - August 2023

Intellectual Disabilities Agency (IDA) of the NRV

IDA was founded in 1965 with a mission to provide social, education, and recreation activities for persons with intellectual disabilities in the New River Valley that includes Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski, and Giles counties as well as Radford City. IDA also advocates and educates the public about Intellectual and developmental disabilities and informs families about local services available to them.

Activities include craft and cooking classes, dance classes and stretch exercise classes, Bingo, Fishing Rodeo, Summer picnics, and a favorite of all, holiday dances. Most of the activities are held at the Christiansburg and Blacksburg Recreation Centers and provide opportunities for clients to achieve a more balanced life, increase self-esteem and confidence, and practice social skills. In addition, families and caregivers may have an opportunity for respite and to interact with each other.

IDA is community-based and solely funded by the United Way, Individual and Community donations along with 2 major fundraisers each year: a silent auction and a golf tournament. For more information please visit IDA’s website at

Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV

Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV (IFA of the NRV) helps families of inmates stay in touch with their incarcerated loved ones by helping to fund their loved ones' inmate accounts.  There are many families who cannot afford the expensive costs for telephone charges which would enable them to stay in touch.  In addition, inmates need to buy hygiene items and extra food and many families can't afford these costs either.  Because maintaining contact with your incarcerated loved one is so important for both the inmate and the family, we decided we could do something to help.  We currently work with families with inmates at the Montgomery County jail who need help funding their telephone/commissary accounts.  For each month that the jail confirms an inmate is eligible per their indigent guidelines,  we will put $40 on their account so that they can contact family and buy necessary hygiene items. Getting a call from an incarcerated loved one gives the family the peace of mind they need and gives the inmate the support they need.  In addition to our core purpose of keeping families in touch with their incarcerated loved ones, we have recently partnered with Mountain View Humane to help families with incarcerated loved ones with fees for their pets.

InStill Mindfulness

InStill Mindfulness is now located in Pulaski at 246 N. Washington Avenue, Suite E. InStill Mindfulness provides free and reasonably priced mindfulness-related classes and activities throughout the NRV, through in-person and online workshops and community gatherings known as InSpire Gatherings. More information can be found at or on Facebook at

Your Donations at Work

Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the NRV - August 2023

Calfee Comm. & Cultural Center - April 2023

AAF Roanoke (Buzz4Good) - January 2023

Micah's Soup for Seniors - October 2022

Community Health Center of the NRV - July 2022

The Arc of the NRV - April 2022

Women's Resource Center of the NRV - January 2022

Montgomery Museum of Art and History - October 2021

Bean and Rice - July 2021

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) - April 2021

Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV - January 2021

NRV Glean Team - October 2020

Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) - July 2020

No meeting due to COVID-19 - April 2020

To Our House - January 2020

Bobcat Backpacks - October 2019

Woodchucks - July 2019

Carilion Clinic Hospice NRV - April 2019

NRV Agency on Aging - April 2019

Christiansburg Institute, Inc. - January 2019

Pulaski Grow - October 2018

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) - July 2018

Montgomery County Educational Foundation (MCEF) - April 2018

Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) - January 2018

Blacksburg Refugee Partnership - October 2017

Ride-a-Rescue - July 2017

College Mentors for Kids - VT - April 2017

Montgomery County Educational Foundation (MCEF) - January 2017

Community Health Center of the New River Valley - October 2016

Sisters Foundation - July 2016
Children's Museum of Blacksburg (now Wonder Universe) - April 2016

Montgomery County Educational Foundation (MCEF)
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP)
Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry

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