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Past Recipients

Maybe YOUR organization will be our next recipient! Complete the 

Charitable Organization Fact Sheet and bring it along.

We look forward to seeing you at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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

Local Charitable Organizations Highlight - October 2023

Literacy NRV

Literacy NRV's mission is to foster, support, advocate for, and instruct adults in the New River Valley who seek opportunities to achieve greater independence through literacy.


Services are provided to help adults improve basic skills to achieve personal, employment, and civic goals. We provide instruction in reading, writing, math, and GED preparation; English for Speakers of Other Languages and U.S. Citizenship test preparation; digital literacy; financial literacy; family literacy; and health literacy.


Led by volunteer tutors and instructors, programs are delivered in various formats with one-to-one and small group tutoring or classroom-based instruction. We serve about 325 adults per year and are supported by about 100 active volunteers.


Join our mission of changing lives through literacy!

Beans and Rice

For the last 26 years, Beans and Rice has worked to improve the lives of low to moderate-income individuals and families in our area by working in three main areas: 
1) Food Security, 
2) Family Stability, and 
3) Youth Development. 
Our work includes activities such as Tuesday food distribution at our Radford office, MicroSolutions technical assistance for business startups, Micro Credit and Loan programs, academic enrichment programs and summer camp experiences for elementary and middle school youth, and internships and volunteer experiences for local and visiting high school and college students.

The Mayapple School

Mayapple is a non-profit preschool, unique in that it's curriculum consists primarily on outdoor learning. Mayapple preschoolers and teachers aren't detoured by weather. Melissa West, founder and head teacher, uses it to the advantage of learning. she's known to stomp in the mud puddles with the students. Please read about the school at The pictures of the students speak volumes and the explanation of their tuition can be perused. 


In Mayapple's success as a preschool has brought in many more students to a point of creating a waiting list. They want to be able to accommodate so many more and that can happen with the retrofitting of their location. It will also open the possibilities for more summer camps which extend into higher age levels. Their new location has a list of needs to accommodate the usage and requirements by the city, but once done, it's return to the community will be larger.

Your Donations at Work

Literacy NRV - October 2023

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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