The Amazing Raise begins in less than a month!
What is the Amazing Raise?
On September 16-17, the community will have the opportunity to “Be Vocal, Give Local” during The Amazing Raise. For 36 hours (6am September 16 through 6pm September 17) you are challenged to go online to www.TheAmazingRaise.org and “Be Vocal, Give Local” to organizations in Gloucester. Pick your favorites or donate to new ones. Then challenge your friends, co-workers, and family members to do the same. Keep the challenges going during the 36-hour giving event. Your gift, coupled with the gifts of hundreds of others, provides the support Gloucester nonprofits need to make a difference in this community!
To learn more, and see the list of non-profits participating in Gloucester, click on the link below!
2015 GCF Amazing Raise Information Sheet
Learn more at www.theamazingraise.org!
From the Gloucester Lions Club:
“Do you have an unused pair of glasses lying around? If so, by dropping them off at a Lions Club eyeglass recycling location or collection box, you can help to improve the life of someone struggling with vision impairment! The donated glasses are cleaned, sorted, and redistributed to those in need – some going to those in greatest need in developing counties, many staying in your locality for those unable to afford eye care.
Here are the locations of eyeglass recycling collection boxes in Gloucester, VA:
– Walmart – 6819 Walton Ln, Gloucester
– Main Street Library – 6920 Main St, Gloucester
– Main Street Post Office – 6892 Main St, Gloucester
– DAV – 6265 Professional Drive, Gloucester
– Hayes Post Office – 2344 GW Memorial Hwy, Hayes
– Gloucester Pt Post Office – 1451 GW Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Pt
If you’d like to learn more about the Lions Eyeglass Recycling program, check out this link!”
Information on an important program!
“The Women’s Trauma Support Group, a ten week free counseling program, began July 7th, at the Gloucester library. The group meets Tuesdays at noon and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. So long as funds remain, a small lunch is provided free as well. Additionally, Bay Transit tickets are available free for those who need them in order to attend. This is a ten week “closed” group, meaning once a new group starts new referrals must wait for the next group. Thus far we are operating at around 50% capacity and hope to see additional referrals for new groups beginning early this fall. The group is co-facilitated by counselors from District 5 Probation and Parole and Chesapeake Counseling Center. Referrals are screened by Chesapeake Counseling Center, but women do not need to be active clients of either program. Women who attend may choose to opt out at any time.”