Fostering a Spirit of Philanthropy at Home


┬áDonations to the VCU Children’s Hospital (2012) and Community Clean Up (2010)   Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -Theodore Roosevelt If the word Philanthropy connotes an act of giving reserved only for the wealthiest or most privileged families, think again! To be a Philanthropist simply means to DO GOOD […]

Stand Up Against Bullying: Unity Day is October 9, 2013


Bullying. We’ve all heard way too much about bullying in the news. Young kids taking their own lives because of bullying is an almost unreal possibility to most of us. But it happens – and much too often. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 is Unity Day 2013 It’s a day when the National Bullying Prevent Center […]

My Son Has a Peanut Allergy Too: And I’m Scared

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By: Theresa Marie Green, Guest Writer Theresa is a mother who knows all-too-well how serious food allergies can be. Her son is allergic to peanuts and although she takes every precaution possible to protect him, she also knows that danger lurks around the corner. She spent the night in shock after hearing about the recent […]

Amber Alert for Roanoke Girl: what we need to know

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Today’s Amber Alert for teenager Brittany Smith of Roanoke, VA is shocking, as Brittany’s mother was found dead in the home of suspected homicide, and the man suspected of abducting Brittany may be the killer; authorities are cautioning extreme danger. Photos of Brittany and suspected kidnapper Jeffrey Scott Easley are seen here. A few Facebook […]

Toys For Tots Holiday Party at The Diamond


Bring a New, Unwrapped Toy to The Diamond from 10 AM – 2 PM The event will aid the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive. The Holiday Party will include: Santa Claus, who will be available for photos you’ll be able to take home with you courtesy of Real Life Studios. Parney the […]

Help Richmond kid Slade Jackson

For Richmond kid Slade, who had a seizure in WalMart one day, we’ll need your help to raise some funds. Like on Facebook and find out how you can help a sweet Richmond kid.’s March for Babies Team Triumphant. . in more ways than one.

We just love reader Laura Hamilton and her little guy Ethan, a preemie who has directly received services from the March of Dimes. Laura is pictured here with her entire family, who joined us in our walk! So for a second year we walked together and raised $3,625 to become one of the top three […]

Richmond VA Autism Speaks Walk 10-09 and a Richmond Mom’s Fight for her son (continued)

Jennifer Kashinejad doesn’t take things sitting down. As a long-time friend, I’ve watched admirably as she has gone to the General Assembly, Washington, and will take her story just about anywhere to ensure that peoples’ rights for health care related to kids on the autism spectrum are honored. After Aden was diagnosed as being on […]

Meet a great Richmond kid: Charles. Know of a good home for him?

Charles is 14 years old and has red hair, blue eyes and a great sense of humor. He loves animals, sports, pizza and going to camp. One of Charles’s best qualities is his caring and thoughtful nature. Charles is excited to be in his first year of high school. He is developmentally delayed and works […]