Thank you for helping WRIC ABC 8News support our community on Founder’s Day 2021
We give back to our community on Founder’s Day. Nexstar televisions stations across the nation join forces annually on June 17 to make an impact in the lives of the people we share our news with every day.
This year, WRIC ABC 8News team members spent the day helping clean up the grounds at Maymont in Richmond. We loved donating our time to help improve a favorite local destination.
But we also tried something new. We hosted a donation drive to help support local organizations that support our community. Four local nonprofit groups received items from our donation drive: Tech for Troops, Soles 4 Souls, Health Brigade and Urban Baby Beginnings.
LEARN ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS
Mission: Provide veterans and children of veterans in need with free, refurbished computers and opportunities to partner with businesses that provide training and networking experiences.
Mission: To turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunities by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use. By providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
Mission: Reduce hospitalizations and depression/anxiety experienced by families struggling to meet their child’s basic needs. One in four families need diapers. Urban Baby Beginnings diaper bank distributed 2.8 million diapers to 7,500 babies during the COVID-19 crisis. A lack of clean diapers can increase emergency room visits due to skin infections, and depression/anxiety by the mother/family member.
Mission: Health Brigade carries on a 50-year legacy as Virginia’s oldest free and charitable clinic offering a growing array of medical, mental health, community outreach and care coordination services for low-income and uninsured persons.