2017 DRMD

$ 175000 Raised

2017 Recipients:

Boys to Men Mentoring offers young men a safe place where they can talk about what is really going on in their lives, as well as a community of mentors and peers who listen, believe in them and help them make better choices. They work with middle schools, high schools, churches, and other community organizations that serve youth to build a community of mentorship for young men.
Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation strives to fulfill Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression. Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation is actively collaborating with professionals and school staff to design a model for programs within the schools to facilitate group and individual dialogue concerning teenage depression and anxiety.
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring serves the youth of the east end of Richmond and equips them with the heart, head, and hands to make transformative life decisions. CHAT gathers the community of Church Hill together and provides classes to form new, healthy relationships.
Full Circle Grief Center provides children and adults with a safe, nurturing, and caring environment to express their grief and their feelings. Full Circle emphasize the importance of teaching coping skills and feelings identification as well as how to effectively support others while healing themselves.
Hope For Families helps start programs, organizes and runs camps, and supports the work of existing ministries through practical and financial support, connecting people and organizations in the communities in which we work. Hope For Families primary program, Camp HOPE, offers a week-long residential summer camp for children who need HOPE.
Keep Virginia Beautiful engages and unites Virginians to improve the natural and scenic environment. Their goal is to become the leading statewide voice, provide a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivate and support sustainable programs, and engage citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities.
MOMSVA finds loving homes for dogs who have been orphaned through loss, surrender, or abandonment. MOMSVA provides foster care until the dogs are able to be adopted by a new, loving family.
OAR helps formerly incarcerated individuals find success in the community. As the community leader in reentry services, OAR of Richmond provides evidence-based and person-centered approaches to empower those impacted by incarceration to find individual success.
Piedmont Search and Rescue, a volunteer based organization, is dedicated to be a responsive, effective search and rescue team. They provide certified ground searchers and resources in support of local, regional, and national missing person search efforts.
RAL aims to reduce the homeless pet population in the Richmond area by providing temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to companion animals. Gracie’s Guardians, an initiative of the Richmond Animal League, specifically focused on improving the welfare of pit bulls in the greater Richmond area
The Sophie House provides encouragement, supportive services, and housing to single women with or without children. Their goal is to move these women from instability to stability.
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports brings persons with disabilities opportunities to participate in outdoor and recreational sports. They offer skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The opportunities are given to all ages and with all types of disabilities.