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Recognizing the Power of Good in RVA for National Volunteer Week

Honor a person in 20 words or less and celebrate them with us at a special event

HandsOn Greater Richmond and The Spark Mill are accepting submissions through April 8th from the public about the people who are “powering good” in our community.  In its 6th year, this annual recognition and celebration commemorates National Volunteer Week and is a local platform to thank those who give back.

The submission process is simple, only requiring you to share “in 20 words or less” how a person “powers good in our community.” This could be a volunteer, a neighbor, a colleague, a family member or friend, and there is no limit for how many people you can recognize. Submissions are open until April 8th.

Then, the people who have been submitted will be notified (it’s anonymous) and recognized at the “Power of Good” party on May 22nd in Scott’s Addition. At the celebration, those people, the organizations they work with, and the community will come together over food, drinks, and fun.

Below are all the different ways one can engage in the “Power of Good”:

Recognize: Tell us, in 20 words or less, who you know who powers good in the Richmond region. It could be a volunteer, your neighbor, a colleague, a family member or friend. You can submit as many names as you’d like by April 8th.

Celebrate: Join us at the party in their honor on Wednesday, May 22, 4:30-6:30pm, in Scott’s Addition (details coming soon) where we will recognize and meet up with honorees, community organizations, and neighbors over food, drinks, and fun. Free, but tickets are required (registration coming soon).

Publicize: Submit your volunteer recognition event, award, or campaign for us to share.

Resources: Access volunteer recognition best practices and tools.

Map: See where all the good work is being done in our region.

Visit https://powerofgoodrva.org  to submit a name(s) and to RSVP for the party (coming soon).

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