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Local Charitable Organizations Highlight - April 2023

Calfee Community & Cultural Center

Building on the rich legacy of Calfee Training School, Calfee Community & Cultural Center (CCCC) is working to overcome challenges that face our community today. To address our community’s current needs, CCCC is transforming the historic building into a community center, providing children and adults of all backgrounds opportunities to thrive. By honestly reckoning with our local history of slavery, segregation, and racial inequality, we are applying lessons from the past to our efforts to nurture and support all children today. We will open an early learning center to provide quality care for children ages 1 month to 12 years, a community kitchen to support the food economy and hunger initiatives, a digital lab to provide workforce development training and youth programming, and the heritage center to tell our story.

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.

Blue Ridge Vocal Connection (BRVC)

BRVC exists to spread the art and love of singing as widely as possible. Our mission is to help people come together and just enjoy music and each other’s company. We sing together because we appreciate the joy and art of choral singing. We perpetuate the
love of singing together and fellowship in our community by creating rehearsals and performing concerts that inspire and entertain. Our members are our first “constituency”. We offer every New River Valley resident an opportunity to discover and develop their vocal potential, without requiring an audition. Our
concerts are free so we can share the results of those efforts with as many of our family & friends as possible. We’ve already performed at Warm Hearth, The Lyric, Hotel Roanoke, Primland Resort
(Meadows of Dan), Sinkland Farms (Riner), St Thomas Episcopal Church (Christiansburg), Blacksburg’s July 4th Celebration, Steppin’ Out (Blacksburg), Northside Presbyterian Church (Blacksburg], and Biltmore House (Asheville, NC). But some of our most gratifying performances have been at South Roanoke Nursing Home & Richfield Living in Salem. Over 400 people hear us
each year. We also help people who want to learn to sing by holding music workshops, both for vocal improvement, but also to learn how to read music. Choirs offer a sense of community and belonging in an inclusive and welcoming environment. No matter where we sing, our mission remains the same. We bring people together through music.

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