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As we think about Thanksgiving, we are focusing on the importance of giving back tour community by helping those in need. Help does not just mean financial support. Many local charities are in desperate need of volunteers, and with the help of our Mommy Traders, we compiled a list of charities needing help.

Beauty for Ashes Women's and Children's Home. Help build a new residential home and provide other services where mothers and their children can find restoration and healing from life-controlling addictions. Call 540-286-2377 for more information.

Bragg Hill Family Life Center. Work with underprivileged families and at-risk youth. Call 540-371-3662, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Volunteer as a tutor for an adult or child. Contact Margaret Beattie at 540-372-1144, ext. 248.

Fairy Godmother Project. Make a difference in the lives of local families living with pediatric cancer. Call 540-645-4282, or go to www.fairygodmotherproject.org for more information.

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (FAFB) and S.E.R.V.E. Donate, hold a food drive or volunteer at one of their facilities. For FAFB, contact Cybele Brooks at 540-371-7666, ext. 133, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For S.E.R.V.E., contact Cindy See at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fredericksburg Area Museum. Help with public outreach, events, mailings and more. Call 540-371-3037, ext. 142, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.

Fredericksburg Senior Citizens Association. Provide direct support for area seniors. Call 540-371-2429 for more information.

Friends of the Rappahannock. Donate your time preserving and protecting the Rappahannock at special events, such as a river cleanup. Contact Sarah Hagan at 540-373-3448, ext. 117, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity has immediate needs from construction thomeowner education and administrative support. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hope House. Serve as a lifeline for homeless women and children in the office, daycare or with house maintenance needs. Call Ann Gallihugh at 540-371-0831, ext. 206.

Hospice Support Care needs help with patients, office work, working with bereaved children or adults, and assisting with special events and fundraisers. Call 540-361-7071.

Kenmore Club. Help provide citizens whare living with the effects of mental illness the chance twork and become self-supporting members of the community. Call the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board at 540-373-3223.

Mary's Shelter. Help mothers with everything from babysitting, driving tappointments, tresumé writing. Contact Eve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary provides patient and hospital support, fundraising and community outreach in 23 different service areas. Call its volunteer office at 540-741-9043 tlearn more.

Micah Ecumenical Ministries. Help serve the needs of area homeless. Call or email Lori Yelverton at 540-479-4116, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Moss Free Clinic. Help provide quality health care tthose in need. Call 540-741-3590.

Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block. Volunteer as a puppeteer thelp entertain and enlighten children about people with disabilities, and social, health and safety issues, while teaching compassion for those whare different. Contact Sherry Norton-Williams at 540-373-3223, ext. 3035, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters. Be a friend ta child. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 540-371-7444, ext. 102.

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault. Help man the 24-hour crisis hotline, provide administrative support or assist with special events. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 540-371-6771.

Rappahannock Council on Aging. Volunteer thelp with activities, including Meals on Wheels, office administration and fundraising. Call 540-371-3375.

Rappahannock Area Council for Children And Parents. Help deliver services through a variety of programs that educate parents and children. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in helping.

Stafford Junction. Help improve the lives of children and their families in low-income neighborhoods in Stafford County through programs focusing on education, nutrition and healthy living. Call Linda Hill at 540-368-0081.

Thurman Brisben Center. Help assist individuals and families whhave been or whare at risk of becoming homeless or sponsor a drive for them. Call Kim Lally at 540-899-9853.

YMCA. Assist with special events, coach, teach or raise funds tensure the YMCA is accessible tall members in our community. Contact the Ron Rosner YMCA at 540-371-9622 or the Massad YMCA at 540-371-9622 for more information.

Volunteer at, or bring donations to, some of the many local animal rescues, including the SPCA, the Thomas Beath Animal Clinic, Bully Paws, Rikki's Refuge, and Eagle Hill Equine Rescue.

 

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