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Pouches' Community Corner

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The Community Foundation connects donors with nonprofit organizations that serve the current and future needs of the people throughout our region. It provides broad community leadership by bringing diverse groups of individuals and organizations together to develop community-wide solutions for problems and issues.

The Community Foundation receives gifts from individuals, corporations and organizations. These gifts are named and placed in endowment funds and invested to generate earnings. The Community Foundation coordinates with fund advisors to use these earnings to distribute grants to a variety of nonprofit programs, organizations and community-oriented charitable efforts that benefit area residents and organizations, as well as to distribute scholarships to local students.

On May 3, the foundation will sponsor the third annual Community Give, a 24-hour online event when thousands of people will donate hundreds of thousands of dollars — the most raised in a single day — to support the issues and charities the foundation are passionate about. The goal for this year’s event is to raise one million dollars in the 24-hour period.

Use this day to show your children the power of giving. Give to a local cause you care about! Visit TheCommunityGive.org for more information and to support your favorite on May 3!

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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