Category Archives: Volunteering

Back to School Drive: Help a child succeed this year!

Posted on June 29, 2023
It’s time for back to school! Each year, generous friends help ensure that every Villa student has the supplies they need for a successful school year, and we need your help to prepare them for the first day of school! If you’d like to help, please consider: Visiting our Amazon Wishlist - we will be collecting items through August 4th. Making a financial donation - let us do the shopping ...Read More

Stepping up: Saxon Shoes creates career opportunities for Villa students

Posted on May 22, 2023
The Villa’s partnership with Saxon Shoes has grown over the years from what started as a holiday fundraiser for local nonprofits in 2016. Today, the store serves as a work training site for our Career and Transition Services students, where they can build valuable skills for employment. The Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS) supports individuals with emotional, behavioral and academic challenges, as well as those with moderate to severe ...Read More

Back To School Supplies Drive: Help a Villa Child Succeed!

Posted on July 7, 2022
Each summer, the Villa works to ensure that every student is prepared with the supplies and resources they need to reach their full potential in the classroom on the very first day of school. While many of our families cannot afford essential school supplies, they don’t have to worry about that at the Villa. Thanks to supporters like you, every Villa student can depend on a full backpack and focus ...Read More

In The News: St. Joseph’s Villa Garden serving as sanctuary, educational space for children, families (WRIC ABC 8News)

Posted on June 22, 2022
Our Villa Garden will celebrate its 10th anniversary in October. Thanks to support from our community partners and volunteers, each season has seen the garden expand as an ever-changing therapeutic and educational resource for all Villa students and clients. On their annual Founder's Day of Caring, volunteers from the ABC 8News team joined us in the garden to install galvanized raised beds and prep them for growing. These sturdy new ...Read More

Meaningful Meals makes largest lunch donation yet to Villa staff

Posted on May 17, 2021
St. Joseph's Villa would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Meaningful Meals for generously treating all 245 Villa staff to lunch on Wednesday, May 12th – their largest donation of lunches to frontline workers yet! Meaningful Meals began in March 2020, when longtime educators Janet Meyers and Claudia Biegler decided to lift up frontline workers supporting Richmond during the pandemic through the kind act of providing lunch. To ...Read More

Meet Urgent Needs with our Amazon Wishlist

Posted on February 22, 2021
Introducing a new way to lend a helping hand to Villa children and families! Your donation of urgently needed items on our Amazon Wishlist can be shipped directly to us, and will provide immediate assistance for our clients experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and other challenges amplified by the pandemic. Make an impact with an in-kind gift here: Please include your name and preferred contact method in the gift message, ...Read More

Help Create Holiday Magic for a Villa Family

Posted on November 3, 2020
The Villa campus is a lively and joyful place during the holidays, but it may not be the same scenario at home. Join us in sharing the holiday spirit this year by becoming a Season of Hope Sponsor and fulfilling the wishes and needs of children and families who otherwise might not receive a gift this season. Click here to learn how you can brighten their holidays.

Villa students enjoy visit from Richmond Mounted Police

Posted on November 20, 2019
Aslan, Samson, Scooter and Toby got lots of love from our students when they visited the Villa campus with the Richmond Police Mounted Unit. Every one of our schools had the opportunity to meet these beautiful horses, and talk with the friendly officers who protect and serve their community. Every day at St. Joseph's Villa, learning takes place outside the classroom thanks to our caring partners who provide our students ...Read More

Capital One donates 5,000 lbs of food to the Villa Grocery

Posted on October 10, 2019
Capital One generously contributes time and resources throughout the year to help our children and families succeed. To make sure no student is held back by hunger, Capital One’s Internal Audit Department donated 5,000 lbs of food to the Villa Grocery - that’s 5 truck loads, and more than 3,600 cans! In collaboration with FeedMore and partners like Capital One, the Villa Grocery serves as a client-choice pantry that provides ...Read More

Villa Block Party celebrates five-year partnership with VCU mentors

Posted on May 3, 2019
The Villa Block Party returned for a 5th year thanks to our VCU student mentors. In a partnership between our Career and Transition Services and VCU's Focused Inquiry service-learning class, VCU mentors led Villa students in college tours and collaborative projects throughout the year, and helped prepare them for success after high school. The block party celebrated the enriching experience they shared. All Villa schools and programs were invited to come ...Read More

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