Help Choose the Next Win Win for a Cause Recipient!

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Do you know of a charity or non-profit making a positive impact in The Valley? Help me choose the next addition to the already amazing group of local charities that benefit from Win Win for a Cause donations by leaving a comment.

For any readers new to my endeavor, I created Win Win for a Cause to give back to the community and, hopefully, encourage others to do the same. I vowed to give a portion from my commission of closed real estate transactions to a charity or non-profit of the client’s choosing within 30 days of closing.

I feel that I can make our world a better place. Through Win Win for a Cause, I want my clients to experience that feeling as well. These donations give my clients the opportunity to support a cause that is near and dear to their hearts.

Recipients so far this year include AHIP, Wildlife Center of Virginia, WARM, and the Augusta Regional SPCA. For a full list of current recipients, click here. Scroll through my recent posts to learn more about some of these organizations.

This is your time to bring another charity into the spotlight. Nominate one (or many) of your favorite groups making a difference in the lives of others. As always, I encourage everyone to Pay it Forward through acts of kindness to effect change in the world.

I want to be MORE than your REALTOR… I want you to WIN WIN for a cause.

Who would you like to see join the list?

Add your nominee(s) in the comment section below the title.

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11 thoughts on “Help Choose the Next Win Win for a Cause Recipient!

  1. Darthy Gardner says:

    I recommend the Wildlife Center of Virginia. I have taken wounded animals to them and have had them meet me halfway. It is a wonderful facility.

  2. I nominate Virginia Organizing. They work on a wide range of social justice and environmental issues, helping the people who are directly affected raise their own voices to make positive changes. Virginia Organizing works on the root causes of many of the problems in our communities.

  3. Consider VOCAL, Virginia’s statewide advocacy, education and leadership development network for people who have lived of experience of mental health challenges. VOCAL has more than 2,000 members across Virginia whose lives show that people can and do recover from experiences commonly labeled “mental illness.” Through networking events, educational workshops and policy advocacy, VOCAL empowers people to find their own strengths and build a life of purpose and connection.

    One VOCAL member was told he would be sick all his life. Through friendships and education with VOCAL, he became a business person and now lives a connected, vibrant and financially self-sufficient life. One VOCAL member had a hard time making eye contact when she first met others like her. Now, she regularly speaks at state policy meetings.

    Where other mental health nonprofits often talk about “helping them” or “being a voice for those without one,” VOCAL members stand beside people in crisis and ask “what are your strengths? How would you like to contribute to our work?” We are “them” and we believe everyone has their own voice.

    Check us out at vocalvirginia.org

  4. I nominate the Daily Living Center Adult Day Health Care, a non-profit, United Way agency serving the Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County areas since 1988.

    Mission: Our mission is to maximize individual independence, dignity, and quality of life for adults, as well as for their caregivers, by providing exceptional adult day health care, advocacy, and education. Currently the Daily Living Center (DLC) is the only licensed adult day health care center serving the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County area. The center provides socialization and recreational activities in a safe, structured and warm environment, medical care by licensed professionals, hot noon meal and snacks with a staff to client ratio of 6 to 1. The DLC is invaluable in providing the community with safe, professional care for adults while allowing their caregivers and families a much needed respite or to continue to work outside the home and remain financially solvent while helping prevent the pre-mature placement in a long term care facility of institution.

    Constituents Served: Adults 18 and over in Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro with a debilitating disease, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, closed head trauma, the intellectually challenged and others who require medical supervision and/or an individual who is not capable of fully independent living at home, but does not require 24-hour nursing care. We accept private pay, Medicaid and Veterans Assistance.

  5. Tamara Talley-Campbell
    I would like to nominate The MaDee Project, a non-profit organization providing financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County and counties bordering Augusta. This foundation also strives to provide funding for innovative research that assists in finding the cause and prevention of pediatric cancers.

    MaDee’s determination, love for her family and friends, and her strong spirit, while battling this disease, became the inspiration for this project.

    The MaDee Project helps children from the ages of infant to age 22. Each family receives financial support each month until their child is in remission or cancer free.

    For more information, check out themadeeproject.com

  6. Darlene Lamoureux says:

    I’d like to nominate the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES). The BRCES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Purcellville that manages nearly 900 acres featuring hiking trails through deep woods, babbling streams, a working organic farm, wildflower meadows, and historic farmsteads. Located in the western region of Virginia’s Loudoun county, BRCES is a key member of the community – with land that protects Potomac River tributaries and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, preserves the Appalachian Trail viewshed, and conserves the natural habitat for hundreds of animal species. Few public spaces so close to the big city offer such deep woods to enjoy the sounds of birdsong and to spend a few precious hours away from the bustle of everyday life.

    The BRCES was founded as a project of the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation and became an independent nonprofit organization in 2004. The Leggett Foundation purchased Mountain View farm in 1999 to serve as a home for the Blue Ridge Center and to preserve the land’s history and allow visitors to experience its natural beauty.

    Tax-deductible contributions help keep the Blue Ridge Center open to the public.

  7. Please consider Valley Hope Counseling Center. We are a nonprofit agency that has been providing low-fee professional counseling services to local residents since 1997. We offer individual, couples, marital, and family counseling to local residents, and we see a wide range of presenting mental health issues. The agency relies upon generous donations and local grants to subsidize client fees, so that we can offer all of our services on a sliding scale based on income. In this way, local individuals and families struggling with financial resources can still access affordable help for mental health issues and achieve higher functioning levels and more stable relationships, families, and employment.

    Mental health issues continue to be a top priority in every local needs assessment, as the rates of suicide and reported poor mental health remain higher locally than state and national averages. It is our mission to provide access to mental health services for all. The discrepancy between services needed and services provided is massive, and Valley Hope aims to decrease this discrepancy locally by offering services at low enough fees to be accessible and affordable to any resident in need. On average, we serve approximately 500 local individuals and provide 2,500 hours of low-fee counseling every year.

  8. Mary Buck says:

    I’m relatively new to the area so I am not familiar with the organizations but I would like to see a Veteran organization nominated. I am an Army Combat Veteran so I understand the struggle we have adjusting to society and civilian life. This, to me, goes hand in hand with mental health organizations. So maybe a local program that deals with mental health?

    • Welcome to the Valley and thank you for your service. Our veterans certainly deserve the best care possible and the importance of mental health is too often overlooked.

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