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Local Charitable Organizations Highlight - April 2022
We are the local health safety net for disenfranchised people who struggle with access to health care services. We believe in health care for all and as the winds of national change shift, we are needed now more than ever. No one is denied care due to an inability to pay. At our Health Center, patients pay based on their income and family size.
In the fall of 2022, the Community Health Center of the New River Valley will open a new school clinic program in Pulaski County High School. The planning is taking place now with school renovations occurring over the summer. The program will serve all students, faculty, and staff of Pulaski County Public Schools. Children learn better when they are healthy, and the program gives them a better opportunity to learn by bringing healthcare to them. Additionally, the program can lessen the time that staff and faculty must be out of school through ease of access. The first School Program opened in Giles County Public Schools in 2021 and has improved utilization and access to medical and dental care by students and employees of the school system.
The equipment needed for the new facility includes an ECG machine and electrodes, a digital dental x-ray sensor, a pharmaceutical refrigerator, and a large-capacity weight scale. The funding provided by the 100+ Women Who Care will be used to purchase this much-needed equipment. To learn more about the CHC, visit https://chcnrv.org/.
Since our founding in 1989, The Blacksburg Community Band has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with the local community. Our current roster includes middle, high, and college students and community members of all ages and walks of life. Over the years, we have had over 325 people on our membership roster.
Music has been shown to be integral to positive community relations and it is important for human social development. Multiple studies have shown that music can relieve stress, reduce anxiety and depression and reduce agitation in the elderly and those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and can help with brain development in children and improve social interactions in children with autism. Local free musical events can provide opportunities for people to access music who otherwise might not be able to.
The community band owns all of its own percussion equipment, several larger instruments, a trailer to haul equipment to our concerts, scores of music, and more. The band also sponsors a $500 scholarship each year to a local student. About 80% of our operating budget comes solely from donations and through two years of COVID, our donations are down over 80%. Currently, the band is in desperate need of new-to-us percussion equipment, particularly a set of tympani. Even a used set of tympany costs several thousand dollars. If you would like to help us by making a separate donation to our percussion fund, checks can be made out to Blacksburg Community Band and mailed to P.O. Box 11482 Blacksburg, VA 24062 or you can make an online donation and read more about us at http://www.blacksburgcommunityband.org.
Mayapple is a non-profit preschool, unique in that its curriculum consists primarily of outdoor learning. Mayapple preschoolers and teachers aren't deterred by the weather. Melissa West, founder and head teacher, uses it to the advantage of learning, and she's known to stomp in the mud puddles with the students. Please read about the school at www.mayapple.org. The pictures of the students speak volumes and the explanation of their tuition can be perused.
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 but it will take a new location. They are searching for a building that has access to a healthy forest and a stream and a room for four classrooms. A new location would open more possibilities for summer camps.
Your Donations at Work
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
Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) - July 2020
No meeting due to COVID-19 - April 2020
To Our House - January 2020
Woodchucks - July 2019
NRV Agency on Aging - April 2019
Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) - January 2018
Community Health Center of the New River Valley - October 2016
Sisters Foundation - July 2016
Children's Museum of Blacksburg (now Wonder Universe) - April 2016