Current Finalists – Vote By 3/23/19
Surfers Healing – Virginia Beach Camp is a two-day surf camp for children with autism. We have about 400 children participate each year (in late summer) and we treat them to a great day on the beach including goodie bags, meals for their entire family, special attention to their individual needs. When we help kids get up on a board, we’re challenging preconceived notions of capability. When we encourage participants to dive in, we’re empowering them to engage with the world. And when we ride the waves together, we’re affirming that every person is a gift. SurfersHealingVB.org
BACON STREET YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services provides prevention, education, and counseling resulting in a life free of substance use challenges. $5,000 would enable Bacon Street to serve more youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families with clinical treatment for mental health and substance use and preventative programming to help make healthy choices. Our mission is centered around mentorship, advocacy, support, healing, listening, and empathy.
Veterans HomeFront is a Virginia based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to fight homelessness. Our initiatives, through partnerships with local churches and organizations, are implemented by a team of passionate volunteers who connect the veterans with the necessary resources and support with three core goals: to end veteran homelessness, to reduce the number of veteran suicides and to create a collaborative, supportive, embracing community ready to accept the homeless and hurting veterans during their life transitions.VeteransHomefront.vet