We Support Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Virginia Chapter

Our Purpose

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary charitable purpose is to grant the wish of each child who has reached the age of 2½ years and is under age 18 and who has a life-threatening medical condition, i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant medical condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Fulfilling a child’s wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family.

The Greater Virginia Chapter receives new Wish referrals every single day and we are constantly looking for supporters to help us deliver on our mission through valuable donations of timetalent or treasure.

Our Vision

It is our vision that people everywhere will share the power of a wish®.
Since our founding in 1987, the Greater Virginia Chapter has granted the wishes of over 3,600 children.

Throughout our Virginia territory, we currently have over 500 volunteers helping to share the power of a wish® and we always welcome other interested individuals.

Source: Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia Chapter

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We Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hopsital

Our unique mission … … to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

Why support St. Jude? The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that “no child should die in the dawn of life,” and your donations help bring us closer to the day when every precious life can be saved.

Source: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Kerr Lake via Wikipedia

 

Kerr Lake

Kerr Lake (officially John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Bugg’s Island Lake[1]) is a reservoir along the border of the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia created by theJohn H. Kerr Dam. The dam construction started in 1947 and took 2,100+ workers in three shifts, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, 365 days a year, more than four years to complete, and was finished in 1952 to produce electricity and to provide flood control.

– Source: Wikipedia

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Lake Gaston via Wikipedia

Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in east United States of America. Part of the lake is in the North Carolina counties of HalifaxNorthampton, and Warren. The part extending into Virginia lies in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres (80 km²), with 350 miles (560 km) of shoreline.

– Source: Wikipedia

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Visit GreatSchools.org

GreatSchools.org GreatSchools is the country’s leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.

Guide your child

GreatSchools has launched a groundbreaking new program called College Bound, an online approach to helping parents raise college-ready high school graduates. This resource is available in both English and Spanish.

Improve your school

GreatSchools highlights the powerful ways in which parents can transform schools. Our “What Worked” series shares inspiring stories and tips about volunteering, fundraising and building school communities, and our popular email newsletter, My School Stats, keeps parents up-to-date on exactly how their child’s school is performing.

– Source: GreatSchools.org

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Welcome to North Carolina – First in Flight

Visit North Carolina

As the state’s official travel and tourism website, we have everything you need to plan your next trip, weekend getaway or family vacation. Here you’ll find trip-planning ideassuggested itinerarieseventsoffers and stories about the sights, tastes and experiences unique to our state.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, mountains or beaches, the rhythm of city life or the tranquility of nature, you’ll find it all in North Carolina.

Take a look around. Get inspired. We hope to see you soon.

– Source: VisitNC.com

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Virginia is for Lovers

Welcome to Virginia

Are you a long-time admirer of Virginia or is this your first rendezvous? Either way, you’ll surely enjoy seeing first-hand all the ways love lives in Virginia.

Wash the world away on pristine Eastern Shore beaches, or play hard with Virginia Beach’s nightlife.

Liven things up at our theme parks, waterparks, wildlife adventures, and hands-on historical fun every day of the week.

Mile-high Mount Rogers induces paramount exhilaration, as does our 540 miles of Appalachian Trail. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive offer some of the most spectacular views in the world.

The world celebrated the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in 2007, but every year is a celebration of Virginia’s beautiful mosaic heritage.

From world-class performers at Wolf Trap in Vienna to the famed Carter Family Fold in the Heart of Appalachia, Virginia crackles with live music.

Virginia is also the Gateway to the South. Located midway between New York and Florida, Virginia is the gateway to the South. It is also sometimes classified in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Commonwealth is bordered by Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Maryland to the north; the Atlantic Ocean to the east; North Carolina and Tennessee to the south; and West Virginia and Kentucky to the west.

Quick Fact – “Virginia is for Lovers” has become a much-imitated part of the national language, even in other states’ travel promotions. The “I (heart) New York” slogan, for example, appeared later in the mid-’70s.  

– Source: Virginia.org

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