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News from the Community: HandsOn Day Project Proposals Close June 30th

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HandsOn Greater Richmond is hosting their 8th annual city-wide day of service, “HandsOn Day” on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9am to 1pm (followed by a celebration). Each year, HandsOn mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers for 50-60 projects across metro Richmond in one day.

They are requesting projects from nonprofit/community/government partners for tasks for volunteers that day. HandsOn will connect your organization to a volunteer team ready to paint, build, sort, sew, stuff, organize, clean, rake — you name it! We’ll recruit the volunteers, provide a Project Captain to help supervise, and assist with project logistics on the day of the event — all at no cost to your organization. Many projects will also receive funds (up to $350) to help purchase project supplies to engage volunteers.

Requests for Projects close at midnight on Tuesday, June 30.  Apply here: http://www.handsonrva.org/handsonday

Need some ideas for projects?  Take a look at a few organizations who participated last year:

Volunteers built a ramp for an elderly resident with project:HOMES:

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The Fan Free Clinic hosted a DIY project, where volunteers collected canned food for a Food Drive:

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The Doorways, formerly known as Hospital Hospitality House, had multiple projects for volunteers – cleaning railings and furniture, painting and even cooking for guests:

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At The Virginia Home volunteers sewed together ponchos for residents:

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REAP (Richmond Entrepreneurship Assistance Program) had different types of projects for volunteers – making gifts for veterans, visiting seniors in an assisted living facility and planting a pinwheel garden, They also did “Drop In” projects that were shorter in duration, like their “Sports Equipment Drive & Clean”:

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Virginia Home for Boys and Girls got a “Campus Spruce Up” when volunteers planted flowers and cleaned the garden:

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden arranged for volunteers to put up lights in preparation for their Dominion Gardenfest of Lights:

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Want to learn more about HandsOn Day? Watch this video from CBS6. 

Who is HandsOn Greater Richmond?

HandsOn Greater Richmond, a program of The Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. We offer unique, fun, and flexible ways to get connected and involved and provide volunteer management resources to the nonprofit sector.

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