Bridging RVA

Connecting individuals, groups & causes to advance common good in our community.

Bridging RVA is officially incorporated with the state of Virginia and is a listed 501c3 charitable organization with the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible.

Nov
18
8:30 am08:30

100 Beds for 100 Kids Initiative (2017)

It's hard to believe that children in our community are sleeping on floors, sofas and chairs. Regardless of the reason, we believe every child deserves the dignity of sleeping in a bed of their own. Here's an opportunity for you to make a difference right here in our community. Check out last year's initiative and join us.

Our goal is to raise $17,000 to cover the cost of the beds, including frame, mattress, boxspring and pillow. Donations of new sheets and blankets are also needed. Make a donation below and/or sign up to help out.


Community Christmas Day Dinner
Dec
25
11:00 am11:00

Community Christmas Day Dinner

  • Temple Beth Ahabah

Last year, an idea to bring a community-wide Christmas dinner back to our city was coupled with action through Bridging RVA. We're thrilled to announce that this year's Christmas Day Dinner will be held at Temple Beth Ahabah from 11am to 2pm. If you and/or your organization would like to partner with us, click on one of the buttons below to make a donation. Volunteer opportunities will be shared by December 1st.

We look forward to serving people with you this Christmas!

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners
Nov
24
9:15 am09:15

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners

Bridging RVA is partnering with local Starbucks to provide coffee for the Giving Heart Feast at the Richmond Convention on Thanksgiving Day. We're looking for 6 teams to pick up coffee from 6 Starbucks stores in Chesterfield County. A large car, SUV or truck is preferrable. The total time commitment is 2.5 hours. Here's how it works: Each team will arrive at their assigned store at 9:15 and pickup coffee. The coffee will be delivered to the Richmond Convention Center at 10am. Once you have delivered the coffee, you are free to head off to your Thanksgiving feast.

We've reached our maximum number of volunteers for this initiative. Please check back and join us for the Christmas Day Dinner

100 Beds for 100 Kids Initiative
Nov
19
8:30 am08:30

100 Beds for 100 Kids Initiative

It's hard to believe that hundreds of children in the Richmond area are sleeping on floors, sofas, chairs and sharing beds. Two years ago, we were able to generate the funds and volunteers to deliver 100 beds to children in need. Check out the story.

Due to the incredible generosity of the Huguenot Trail Rotary Club and donations from individuals, we are 1/2 way to reaching our goal. The cost of each bed, including frame, mattress, boxspring, sheets, pillow and blanket, is $225. You can make a difference right here in our community by doanting and/or volunteering below.

Help us spread the word.

Emotionally Healthy Leader Lunch and Learn
Feb
1
12:00 pm12:00

Emotionally Healthy Leader Lunch and Learn

  • 4 Points by Sheraton

Connecting and equipping leaders in the faith-based and nonprofit worlds to advance common good.

Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet find yourself wondering if you're truly effective and making a difference. Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment?

In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author and pastor Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.

Join us for lunch and a 3 hour introduction to Emotionally Healthy Leadership by Peter Scazzero. Emotionally heealthy leadership impacts the leader, those they lead and our community as a whole.

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners

We are partnering with local Starbucks stores in the RVA to deliver coffee to the Giving Heart Feast on Thanksgiving Day. Have a car or truck? Want to contribute to this community Thanksgiving meal for those without? Volunteer on the link below and spend a few hours making a difference on Thanksgiving Day. We'll provide you an address for your pickup and you deliver the coffee to the Richmond Convention Ctr. It's that easy.

RVA Clergy Appreciation Lunch
Aug
27
12:00 pm12:00

RVA Clergy Appreciation Lunch

  • Stonehenge Golf & Country Club

Bridging RVA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. However, we do recognize the value and positive contributions of clergy people in our community. Our goal for these lunches is simple.......

  • Our way of saying thanks for all you do to advance good in our community.
  • A neat way to connect with other local faith leaders in your community.

Feel free to bring a friend or share this invitation with others.

RSVP to info@BridgingRVA.com

RVA Bike Drive
May
30
10:00 am10:00

RVA Bike Drive

  • Bridging RVA

Organized by a Maggie Walker student, the RVA Bike Drive is a great way to recycle bikes and bike parts; and help others in need.  Check it out!

Ideation Labs
Apr
12
3:30 pm15:30

Ideation Labs

  • Bridging RVA

Once an idea is accepted and approved by our team, the next step involves developing a srategy to couple the idea with action. We have a number of tallented Richmonders who are ready to help out. Fill out the form under Ideation Labs and lets get started!

Mini-Libraries in the RVA
Apr
1
May 31

Mini-Libraries in the RVA

  • Bridging RVA

We're working with 6 south of the river RVA Starbucks on this community impact initiative. The employees will gather with Bridging RVA for a team building exercise. Through this experience we will create and install 3 mini-libraries in underserved communities in the RVA. For more information, drop us an email.

Ideation Labs
Mar
15
3:30 pm15:30

Ideation Labs

  • Bridging RVA Office

Once an idea is submitted  and approved, the next step involves a strategic approach towards coupling the idea with action.  Fill out the form under Ideation Labs and lets get started. 

Q Commons - Richmond
Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Q Commons - Richmond

  • Bolling Haxall House

Q Commons brings the Q learning experience to Richmond, VA. Join 10,000 participants in 65+ cities Thursday evening, February 26, 2015, as we gather to learn and consider how to advance good in our local communities.

Click here to Learn More and Register.

You must register to attend this event. Registration is limited to 200 people.

Stay curious. - Think well. - Advance good.

Christmas for ALL!
Dec
21
Dec 25

Christmas for ALL!

We want to be certain that every child in the RVA receives a gift this Christmas. We're working with schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to identify and meet the needs. Our Bridging RVA Santa will be visiting local hospitals and homes in the RVA.

You're welcome to join Santa and his distribution team on Christmas day! Send us a note!

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners Needed
Nov
27
9:00 am09:00

Thanksgiving Coffee Runners Needed

  • Bridging RVA / Starbucks

We need 10-12 volunteers to pick up coffee from different Starbucks in the southside and deliver to the Richmond Convention Center for the Giving Heart Feast. It's a 3 hour commitment to serve those in our community without a place to go for Thanksgiving. Fill out the form and someone will contact you.

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Colosse Group Event
Oct
25
9:00 am09:00

Colosse Group Event

We're meeting with a group of folks for a talk about homelessness and a blanket distribution to people without homes in the Richmond area. Would you like to do an event like this with your group? Send us an email at info@BridgingRVA.com and let's make it happen!

100 Beds for 100 Kids in 1 Day W/Beds For Kids
Sep
27
9:00 am09:00

100 Beds for 100 Kids in 1 Day W/Beds For Kids

There are currently more than 300 children in the RVA who are on Beds For Kids waiting list for a bed.  That's right, 300+ children in our community are sleeping on floors, chairs, sofas, or sharing beds.  Beds For Kids is a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing beds to children in need.  100% of your donation will go towards the actual cost of beds.  That's right, 100%! Our goal is to rally the RVA in support of a "100 Beds for 100 Kids" distribution blitz on September 27.  

Have an extra clean twin bed you'd like to donate?  Send us a note, we'll pick it up.  Make a tax deductible donation or volunteer below.  Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of children right here in the RVA!