Current Finalists – Vote By 06/20/17
BOOKS ON BIKES
In response to effects of poverty on children‚ and accessibility to high quality literature, teachers in Newport News ride bikes equipped with book and popsicles into student neighborhoods during the summer and extended school holidays to share the love of reading. On adult trikes equipped with overflowing baskets of books and coolers of popsicles, teachers ride twice weekly to read with children and deliver books to build home libraries. In addition to sharing a love of reading, teachers are developing a relationship between Newport News residents and the local school community. Click here to learn more.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads has a simple mission: to build affordable homes that strengthen families and communities in South Hampton Roads. To date, Habitat has made the dream of homeownership a reality for more than 200 hardworking families in the region. A gift of $5,000 would help fund a decent, affordable Habitat home for a family in South Hampton Roads, and help make a difference that would be experienced for generations to come. http://www.shrhabitat.org
VB PROJECT LIFESAVER
Project Lifesaver is a national proactive, electronic tracking, program used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders or children with Down’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder that wander from home and become lost. Our mission is to rescue people with cognitive disabilities who stray from their caregivers and into harms’ way, and return them quickly to safety, avoiding heartbreak, injury and even death. This money would go to fund devices to help find a loved one if they become lost. www.vbprojectlifesaver.com