Bridging RVA

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

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

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation week is a time of the year when parents and PTA groups thank educators who are making a difference in the lives of our children and community at large, with small gifts of appreciation. There are 1000+ teachers in our area who are working at Title 1 schools. Generally speaking, Title 1 schools are serving the children of economically challenged families and communities. As a result, many of these teachers receive little to no appreciation duting Teacher Appreciation Week.

Last year, we pulled together people and resouces to appreciate the faculty and staff at 2 of the most challenged Title 1 schools in our area. These teachers were overwhelmed by the outpouring of gratitude they experienced. This year, we're feeling the need to expand this initiative to 21 of the most challenged Title 1 schools in our area. Our goal is to provide lunch, snacks, small gifts and t-shirts with school logos as a way of saying, "We appreciate and value the difference you're making in the lives of children in our community."

Make a donation and/or volunteer below. We have opportunities for school, corporate, faith-based and civic groups to participate. Send us an email at to learn more.

Together, we can make this HAPPEN!

2018 Teacher Appreciation Initiatives

Earlier Event: December 25
Community Christmas Day Dinner 2018
Later Event: October 26
150 Beds for 150 Kids Initiative 2019