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5% For The Community

5% for the Community

 

Next recipient: October 16th, 2016 | Capital Region Land Conservancy

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About Capital Region Land Conservancy:

The Capital Region Land Conservancy is Central Virginia’s only land trust dedicated solely to serving the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, and Charles City counties. Our mission is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations.


We love giving back to our community, because it is our community that supports us. That’s why one Sunday every month, Ellwood Thompson’s donates 5% of that day’s sales to local non-profits and organizations.

That’s 12 days a year, to 12 different local non-profits and organizations.

On 5% days, a selected non-profit or organization sends volunteers to join our staff in bagging groceries, performing carry-outs, and speaking to customers about their organizations. As friends and neighbors, we encourage you to come in on 5% days to support local non-profits and organizations by simply shopping as you usually do. By shopping at Ellwood’s on a 5% day, you’re getting things off of your list and helping organizations raise funds for their cause at the same time.

So, spread the word about your local non-profit/organization and stay involved in your community by visiting our market on the following 5% days in 2016:

January 17th

February 21st

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

September 18th

October 16th

November 20th

December 18th

 

If you’re part of a local non-profit organization that wishes to get involved in 5% days, please download our flyer for more information and fill out one of our applications:

5% Days Program: Program Flyer | Application

In addition to our 5% days, Ellwood Thompson’s employees take part in supporting their community by volunteering for local food banks and James River clean-ups.


Here are some of our past 5% Day partners:

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I Am RVA / September 2016

Amount Raised: $3,109.76

The mission of I Am RVA is to foster enthusiasm for bicycling in Richmond by encouraging a sense of community, promoting safety among riders and drivers, and creating pride in the city.

I Am RVA seeks to encourage more people in the RVA community to ride their bikes while being safe, being seen, and having fun! Their signature silver helmets reflect the city and community around us while enhancing cyclist visibility. By keeping helmet distribution exclusive to organizations in the greater Richmond area, their unique helmets will become a unifying symbol the public will associate with our vibrant community.


 

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Children's Hospital Foundation / August 2016

Amount Raised: $2980.66

Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the children it serves each year, as well as other pediatric health care programs in the community.

Whether it is time, skills or financial support, the gifts of the community are truly what enable Children’s Hospital Foundation to continue our mission of supporting children and families in the area.


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River City Magnolias / July 2016

Amount Raised: $2768.28

The River City Magnolias is an amateur water ballet club in Richmond, Virginia. They share a nostalgia for the spirit of synchronized swimming of yesteryear while celebrating the current energy of the community. They promote a joyful, healthy, and body-positive approach to fitness and encourage an environment of diversity, friendship, self-confidence, and perseverance. The River City Magnolias strive to give back to the community and to promote our vision of fitness, diverse beauty, and water safety.


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Chrysalis Institute / May 2016

Amount Raised: $3,509.09

Chrysalis is a vibrant resource and learning center for exploring insights and practices drawn from the world’s spiritual traditions, philosophies and contemporary scientific discoveries.

MISSION: Chrysalis encourages spiritual growth and exploration beyond the conventional boundaries of any one faith.


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FETCH-a-Cure / April 2016

Amount Raised: $3,268.86

FETCH a cure has a vision: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding. They hold events, campaigns and fundraisers to promote awareness about pet cancer, provide financial aid to families who need help accessing treatment for their pets and help improve the quality of life for both people and pets.


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James River Association / March 2016

Amount Raised: $3,070.77

The mission of the James River Association is to be guardian of the James River. They provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources. They achieve these goals through their core programs: Watershed Restoration; Education, Outreach; River Advocacy; and their Riverkeeper program


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The Valentine / February 2016

Amount Raised: $3,328.45

The mission of the Valentine is to engage, educate, and challenge a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond's history.


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Renew Richmond / January 2016

Amount Raised: $2,744,78

Renew Richmond, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help empower individuals from all walks of life to cultivate healthier lifestyles through the growth and production of food.


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Shalom Farms / December 2015

Amount Raised: $2,863.68

The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food… and healthy lives.


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Keep Virginia Beautiful / November 2015

Amount Raised: $2,962.30

The mission of Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians in improving our natural and scenic environment. They aim to become the leading statewide voice by providing the framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs and engaging citizens in Litter PreventionRecyclingWaste ReductionBeautification, and Education.


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Greater Richmond Fit4Kids / October 2015

Amount Raised: $2,745.92

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s health and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Richmond region. They do this by offering innovative programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating in schools, community organizations, and beyond.


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VCU Arts / September 2015

Amount Raised: $2,353.26

Ranked the #1 public university school of art and design in the country, the School of Arts at VCU turns students into professionals with credibility as an artist and a professional. They take pride in their dynamic, diverse environment, allowing students to grow with every encounter. Join us to shop for a cause and support the next-generation of artists in the Richmond community!


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HandsOn Greater Richmond / August 2015

Amount Raised: $2,677.64

HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. They offer unique, fun, and flexible ways for you to get connected and involved.

Mission: To support an inspired network of passionate people and powerful causes to make meaningful change in the community.


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Arthritis Foundation / July 2015

Amount Raised: $2630.25

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. They lead the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course and make each day another stride towards a cure.


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Bike Walk RVA / June 2015

Amount Raised: $2,496.30

Communities that are designed to accommodate active modes of transportation such as walking and biking are significantly more physically active than those that lack sidewalks, bike lanes and trails. In 2012, Sports Backers created Bike Walk RVA to address the lack of these facilities —a regional program to support bike- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure projects.


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Linwood Holton Elementary / May 2015

Amount Raised: $2,835.29

The vision for Linwood Holton Elementary School is to create an environment in which the focus is student learning and achievement in a creative, diverse, positive, supportive, and secure setting.


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Albert Hill Middle School / March 2015

Amount Raised: $3,043.06

Albert Hill's mission is to provide high quality educational experiences during the student's transitional years. Furthermore, the mission is to establish a warm and friendly environment that promotes high self-esteem.


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FETCH a Cure / February 2015

Amount Raised: $2,802.87

FETCH a cure has a vision: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding. They hold events, campaigns and fundraisers to promote awareness about pet cancer, provide financial aid to families who need help accessing treatment for their pets and help improve the quality of life for both people and pets.


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James River Association / January 2015

Amount Raised: $2,721.00

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce, and recreation. The James River Association is dedicated to helping preserve the James River by acting as it’s voice and guardian through several core programs. Let the James River Association show you how to enjoy and protect this natural treasure.


 

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Children's Home Society / December 2014

Amount Raised: $2,939.91

The mission of Children's Home Society is to find permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout the commonwealth, and to provide critical support services to birth families, adoptive families, and past and present adoptees. CHS is a full-service, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency, and one of Virginia's oldest adoption agencies. Since their charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1900, CHS has been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. To date, CHS has successfully facilitated placement of more than 13,000 children into safe and permanent homes – that's enough to fill every seat at The Diamond, and still leave several hundred people standing in the aisles!


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Keep Virginia Beautiful / November 2014

Amount Raised: $2,887.82

The mission of Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians in improving our natural and scenic environment. They aim to become the leading statewide voice by providing the framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs and engaging citizens in Litter PreventionRecyclingWaste ReductionBeautification, and Education.


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Hostelling International - Richmond / October 2014

Amount Raised: $2,604.59

In 2015, you will be able to add Richmond, Virginia to your list of getaway destinations. HI-USA and a group of dedicated volunteers will be bringing new life to the historic Otis Elevator Company building in Downtown Richmond. The new hostel, slated to open in 2015, is within the Monroe Ward National Historic District and across the street from the City of Richmond Main Library. Guests at the hostel will be within easy walking distance of the James River, the State Capitol, museums, historic sites and great restaurants and entertainment. If you are a cyclist, this is especially great news since they plan to be open in time to welcome the participants and spectators of the Union Cycliste International (UCI) World Road Cycling Championships, taking place in Richmond September 19-27, 2015.


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HandsOn Greater Richmond / September 2014

Amount Raised: $2,683.39

HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. They offer unique, fun, and flexible ways for you to get connected and involved.

Mission: To support an inspired network of passionate people and powerful causes to make meaningful change in the community.


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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens / August 2014

Amount Raised: $2,471.68

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. They engage their constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach. They advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet.


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Tricycle Gardens / July 2014

Amount Raised: $2,463.85

Tricycle Gardens has done ground breaking work engaging individuals, community centers,  non-profits, businesses and the city government to bring a collective effort to restore our urban ecologies and create beautiful public spaces throughout Richmond, Virginia.  From hands-on experiential learning to more formal workshops and gardening programs, we are leading the way for a new understanding of how, by working together, we can create a healthier community for all.


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Change The World RVA / June 2014

Amount Raised: $2,283.67

Change the World RVA is a charitable foundation established to support high school and college students in Richmond, Virginia who are experiencing housing instability.  We partner with other organizations, local churches, and professionals to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth.


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J. L. Francis Elementary / May 2014

Amount Raised: $2,521.59

The Mission of J. L. Francis Elementary School is to provide high quality educational experiences in collaboration with parents and community in order to assure continuous achievement of students academically, physically and emotionally, and to have an appreciation for cultural diversity, and a view of the world as a family - a circle of friends who care.


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Linwood Holton Elementary / April 2014

Amount Raised: $2,891.11

The vision for Linwood Holton Elementary School is to create an environment in which the focus is student learning and achievement in a creative, diverse, positive, supportive, and secure setting.


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Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society / March 2014

Amount Raised: $3,353.49

The Dooley Noted Society is Maymont’s young professionals group with a mission to cultivate support for Maymont through volunteer, social and fundraising activities.


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FETCH a Cure / February 2014

Amount Raised: $2,763.94

FETCH a cure has a vision: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding. They hold events, campaigns and fundraisers to promote awareness about pet cancer, provide financial aid to families who need help accessing treatment for their pets and help improve the quality of life for both people and pets.


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James River Association / January 2014

Amount Raised: $2,509.13

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce, and recreation. The James River Association is dedicated to helping preserve the James River by acting as it’s voice and guardian through several core programs. Let the James River Association show you how to enjoy and protect this natural treasure.


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Mary Munford Elementary / December 2013

Amount Raised: $1,728.35

Mary Munford Elementary provides students with outstanding academic programs and focuses strongly on fine and performing arts, enrichment opportunities, and athletics. They have a top- notch curriculum for students from diverse backgrounds to help them grow educationally and have a rich scholastic experience that allows them to build social skills and develop a love of learning.


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Keep Virginia Beautiful / November 2013

Amount Raised: $2,420.14

The mission of Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians in improving our natural and scenic environment. They aim to become the leading statewide voice by providing the framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs and engaging citizens in Litter Prevention, Recycling, Waste Reduction, Beautification, and Education.


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Richmond MORE / September 2013

Amount Raised: $2,504.53

Richmond MORE is an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the state of mountain biking in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Richmond MORE was founded in 2005 as the Richmond chapter of the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts. In 2013 Richmond-MORE became a chapter of IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) and in 2014 was rebranded as RVA MORE.


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FRIENDS Association For Children / August 2013

Amount Raised: $2,473.00

FRIENDS Association for Children began in 1871 as an orphanage in the historic Jackson Ward and has served the Central Virginia community for over 140 years. Currently FRIENDS serves children ages six weeks to 17 years of age with a broad array of services. Through these services, children gain critical literacy and developmental skills needed to succeed in school and in life.


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Tricycle Gardens / June 2013

Amount Raised: $2,377.00

Tricycle Gardens has done ground-breaking work engaging individuals, community centers, non-profits, businesses and the city government to act collectively in restoring our urban ecologies and create beautiful public spaces throughout Richmond, Virginia. They have a mission to grow healthy food, healthy communities, and a healthy local food system.


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Children’s Hospital Foundation / April 2013

Amount Raised: $2,879.03

For more than 80 years, Children’s Hospital Foundation in Richmond, Virginia has been dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of healthcare and the quality of life for children in our region. The hospital provides a unified source of comprehensive and specialized pediatric care to children and their families at 15 locations throughout the greater Richmond area and Fredericksburg.


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Higher Achievement Richmond / February 2013

Amount Raised: $2,567.35

Higher Achievement Richmond envisions a world where all students’ potential and promise are realized, regardless of their circumstances. They close the opportunity gap during children’s pivotal middle school years as they believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Their proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, compassionate role models, and a culture of high expectations.


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SCAN / November 2012

Amount Raised: $2,766.73

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) has the mission of preventing child abuse and neglect and treating victims throughout the Greater Richmond, Virginia area. They protect children, promote positive parenting, strengthen families, and create a community that values and cares for its children. Stop Child Abuse Now was founded in 1991 and serves the City of Richmond plus several of its surrounding counties.


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FETCH a Cure / October 2012

Amount Raised: $2,596.17

FETCH a Cure has been providing financial aid to families who have pets diagnosed with cancer, but cannot afford treatment through the Companions in Crisis program. Through the Pixie’s Pen Pals program, they help rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers have a second chance. Inmates bond with the animals, learn responsibility, patience, tolerance, and other life-long skills.


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James River Association / July 2012

Amount Raised: $2,416.35

The James River Association protects the James River and gives it a voice through its core programs: Watershed Restoration, Education Outreach, River Advocacy, and their Riverkeeper program. The JRA was established in 1976 as the Lower James River Association by a group of concerned citizens living along the James River. They are a member supported non-profit organization.


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First Book of Greater Richmond / March 25th, 2012

Amount Raised: $2,500.56

First Book provides access to new books for children in need. They have distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. They transform the lives of children in need and elevate the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.


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Richmond Peace Education Center / May 2011

Amount Raised: $2,370.76

The Richmond Peace Education Center is working actively to build a more peaceful community in the Richmond, Virginia area. Initiated in 1980, the center has been a leading voice for nonviolence and social justice for more than 30 years. Their mission is to build just, inclusive and nonviolent communities through education and action. They provide workshops, public events, and conflict resolution training.