The Community Foundation began its Amazing Raise early this morning. This event raises money for non-profits across the state, and, thanks to a generous dollar-for-dollar match donation and prize money, your donation to Virginia Organizing will be doubled or more if you take this time to contribute!
Every $50+ donation puts us in the running for special prizes.
If you will donate exactly at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) morning, you can help us win a $1,500 Bonus Prize. We did it last year, and with your help we will do it again.
With your donation, we will keep organizing directly affected people on issues that are important to you. Issues like:
- Organizing in localities across the state to “Ban the Box,” helping former felons who have done their time find good jobs instead of discrimination. (The box refers to the criminal history question on job applications).
- Including the contributions of African- and Native Americans in the mural that adorns the Spotsylvania County Board room, not just white folks.
- Helping move Virginia Beach to install a light rail system to boost public transportation and cut pollution from cars.
Sandra A. Cook