Mission of the Month (March - April) - ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA
To coincide with the Guardian Games, our mission of the month thru April 8th is the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Their mission is to create a community where there are no homeless dogs or cats. The RVSPCA provides a safe and loving home for animals as long as they need it. All profits from our Guardian Games event are going to support the RVSPCA. In addition we would locate to collect as many donations as we can. Here are some of the items that they could greatly use if you are willing to donate:
Dry dog food for PET Program
Dog toys (Kongs, rope toys, etc. without stuffing)
Dry cat food for PET Program Cat & kitten toys
Fleece beds (without stuffing)
Vet Clinic Requests
Snuggle Safe (microwaveable heating pads) Hydrogen Peroxide
Rubbing Alcohol 70%
2 lb Paper food trays (Sam’s Club)
Foster Program Supplies
Dry and canned kitten and puppy food Plastic litter boxes and scoops Cat litter (non clumping)
Extra large wire crates
Toys for puppies and kittens
Ziplock baggies– gallon size
Cleaning & Shelter Misc Supplies
Towels, and washcloths (no sheets spreads)
Hand Sanitizer (67.6 oz size) Window cleaner
Forks & Spoons
Laundry detergent (HE) Industrial trash bags (55 gallon)
Manila file folders (letter size)
8/12 x 11 copy paper
AA and AAA batteries
Dry erase markers
Pens, Sharpie markers and highlighters
MILITARY FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (visit their website here)
The mission of the Military Family Support Centers, Inc., a 501 (C)(3) private charitable organization, is to identify and to satisfy morale, welfare and information needs of military families of the Active Component and the Reserve Component (Federal Reserves and National Guard) of the Armed Forces located in areas remote from military installationsThe mission of the Military Family Support Centers, Inc., a 501 (C)(3) private charitable organization, is to identify and to satisfy morale, welfare and information needs of military families of the Active Component and the Reserve Component (Federal Reserves and National Guard) of the Armed Forces located in areas remote from military installations.
Please help us this month as we try to help them stock their pantry! The following items are greatly needed:
Deodorant (men’s & women’s)
If you are able, please bring items to the box or leave a monetary donation and we will purchase the supplies needed. Our CrossFit community continues to be such a blessing to others. Our goal is simply to help others when we are in a position to help. If you wish to get involved in other ways, by volunteering your time for example, please feel free to reach out via email [email protected]… Read more...
Hopefully you have all seen the beautiful Christmas tree set up in the front. This month we are collecting funds and donations for Matthew’s Child. This is a non-profit organization that was created to support all those involved with the foster system (foster families as well as the children in foster care). The “ornament” envelopes on the tree allow you to make a monetary donation. There is also a donation box with a list of items needed if you would prefer to make a purchase and leave it in the box. While there are lots of “suggested” items listed on the box, there is a greater demand this year for the toys that have been suggested.
We greatly appreciate your support of this organization!… Read more...
September’s Mission of the Month is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This one hits close to home because Connor Woods, a member of our CrossFit Kids Program, and son of Jamie Hampton, was diagnosed in March of this year with Type 1 Diabetes.
Many people are unaware of the causes and effects of Type 1 diabetes, so our goal for this month is to help educate and fundraise for this cause. In short, Type 1 diabetes is the result of a failing pancreas. The role of the pancreas in the human body is to produce insulin. Insulin processes the glucose found in foods, which in turn provides energy to the body. Those suffering from Type 1 must have insulin injected into their body since their pancreas is no longer able to do its job. This disease can attack anyone at any age. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is working hard to find a cure for this disease and there are local fundraising efforts including a walk on September 25th. So how can we help at RVCF?
Join Conman’s Crew as they raise funds to help fight Type 1 Diabetes at the JDRF ONE Walk held on Sept 25th. You can join his team with any donation and if you are available, join him on the walk!
Sign up here:
In addition, we will have a workout on September 17th @ 9AM to raise awareness, allow Connor a few moments to share his story, and collect any additional monetary donations people may wish to give.… Read more...
CHIP stands for Child Health Investment Partnership. CHIP of Roanoke Valley is an early childhood home visiting program. We pair low-income children, ages birth to kindergarten-entry, with a Community Health Nurse and Family Case Manager for health care coordination (help accessing needed medical services, assistance with the management of chronic conditions, and preventive services like fluoride dental varnish); developmental education, kindergarten preparation and regular child assessment and monitoring.
Their families receive services like anticipatory child development guidance, employment and education support, parent meetings and transportation. These services work to help build parenting capacity and to provide support to families as they set and reach goals and move toward self-sufficiency.
CHIP also offers supplemental case management services that target specific needs: Prenatal Case Management, Mental Health Case Management, and Asthma Case Management.
This month we are collecting the following to benefit CHIP:
*0-5 Board Books*
All child safety items- cabinet locks, door knob cover, outlet plugs
In addition, they accept donations of any child items, aimed at Birth-age
7, including used clothing, toys, books, etc.
MISSION OF THE MONTH - July
The Community Youth Program
The Community Youth Program (CYP) at St. John’s is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides enriching after-school, summer and leadership programs for low-income Roanoke area youth. The mission of CYP is to encourage learning and the development of a positive self-image, and to provide a network of support for 4th- 8th grade students and their families.
CYP currently serves 30 students each day, operating from 2:30pm-6:00pm Monday thru Friday. Our students are in grades 4th-8th and come from schools all over Roanoke City. Our goal is to reach those students that don’t thrive in a larger after school setting and are in need of supportive after school care. Our students often face a number of challenges, including a lack of transportation, mental and physical impairments, emerging English language skills, and much more. We remain intentionally small to ensure that we are affecting our students in a meaningful and lasting way.
Thanks to 45-minutes of structured homework help each day, our program produces results. For the 2013-2014 school year, 91% of CYP students either maintained an A or B in their English class or they improved by one letter grade from the first nine weeks to the fourth nine weeks. Additionally, 73% of CYP students either maintained an A or B in their Math class or they improved by one letter grade from the first nine weeks to the fourth nine weeks.
While CYP is primarily an after school program, we do have programming in the summer as well. Our students attend RCPS+ and then receive transportation to CYP each afternoon. Throughout the year, CYP offers academic activities and tutoring for our students, as well as service learning field trips and college site visits. CYP also focuses on our families and offers supportive and educational activities at least once a month.
To get our school year started off right, and ensure that we keep seeing great results, we could use the following items:
- Binders at least 1” or greater
- Pocket dividers
- Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled is fine)
- 4 function calculators
- Composition books
- Pink erasers
- Ziploc bags (all sizes)
- Index cards
- Flash cardsAdditionally, if you would like to volunteer your time or learn more about our program, contact Maggie Rhodes, Program Coordinator at 540.309.6321 or cypac[email protected] Also visit our website at http://www.cyproanoke.org.