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 […]

Richmond Restaurant Week Benefits Meals on Wheels and FeedMore: April 22-28


Get ready for Richmond Restaurant Week and some delicious food and fun! It’s all to help raise money for FeedMore and Meals on Wheels. Restaurants are donating a portion of their sales to these organizations. April 22-28, 2013 is the spring event and it happens again October 21-27, 2013. Each time you go out to […]

CJSTUF Ball is a Family Affair

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

After enduring incredible pain and grief at the loss of their young daughter, Rachel and Roger Reynolds established the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF) in their daughter’s name as a mechanism to “pay it forward” and help others in need. Charlotte Jennie (CJ) passed away at home on January 7, 2010 at just 4 1/2 […]

Midwives for Haiti: Birth of a Dream Documentary showing Monday, June 20th at the Firehouse Theater


In Haiti, 1 in 44 women die from complications resulting from childbirth. Midwives for Haiti, founded by a Richmond midwife, is working to reverse this trend by training women in Haiti to provide skilled care before and during birth. Monday, June 20th at 7pm The Firehouse Theater, located at 1609 W. Broad St., will present […]

Richmond VA moms and their preemies

When I first got an email from reader Meg Sherriff, I was blown away. Not only had she given birth prematurely to her twin sons in 2008, but tragically, after only 23 days, they lost their infant son Michael. It stopped me in my tracks. I’d read stories about things like this happening, but never […]