Your gift touches the lives of Virginia´s most vulnerable children and helps build strong families in our communities. With your help, we can make a meaningful impact in the daily lives of Virginia’s at-risk children.
- $25-$99 – guarantees snacks to feed our John G. Wood Elementary School students.
- $100-$249 – equips new students with ”tools” for their after-school vocational program.
- $250-$499 – affords supplies for the art therapy program at John G. Wood Middle/High School.
- $500-$999 – welcomes a distraught child who comes with nothing but the clothes on his/her back to live on campus.
- $1,000-$2,499 – gives our kids and families in crisis access to 24/7 counseling.
- $2,500-$4,999 – delivers school lunches for three children for one academic year.
- $5,000-$9,999 – provides staff support ratio needed for our elementary students to succeed in school.
- $10,000+ – puts nutritious dinners on the table for a family of 12 in one of our group homes for a year.
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, meeting 20 standards for accountability.
More information about VHBG’s Governance, Programs and Financials, including IRS 990 forms, are available through GiveRichmond.org
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a 501c(3) charity, EIN 54-0506330. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult your advisors when tax planning.
Many companies have annual fundraising campaigns that allow you to make a contribution through payroll deduction. Please designate your gift to VHBG or Virginia Home for Boys and Girls by using the following codes:
United Way (primary number to use) – 3037
CFC – Combined Federal Campaign (for Federal employees) – 49168
Local Governments & Schools Campaign (for employees of local government and public schools) –you must write in the name VHBG or Virginia Home for Boys and Girls on donation form – 263
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign — 07832
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE OTHER NON PROFITS WITH SIMILAR NAMES. IT IS VERY HELPFUL TO USE OUR FULL NAME.
VHBG is an approved Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) organization. The purpose of the NAP is to encourage businesses, trusts and individuals to make donations to approved 501(c) (3) organizations for the benefit of low-income persons. In return for their contributions, businesses, trusts, and individuals may receive tax credits equal to 65 percent of the donation that may be applied against their state income tax liability. For more information, contact VHBG President, Claiborne Mason, at 804-270-6566 ext. 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of securities are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please follow the instructions below to transfer securities or cash into our J.P. Morgan account in the name of: VA HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS FDN – DN SC
All Depository Trust Company-eligible free transactions should be directed to:
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
DTC Participant Number 902
FFC to Account Number – P72500
Account Number – M19386008
For Account of – VA HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS FDN – DN SC
All Federal Reserve-eligible U.S. Government transactions should be directed to:
ABA # – 021000021
FFC to Account Number – P72500
Account Number – M19386008
For Account of – VA HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS FDN – DN SC
Please contact us or have your broker contact Edilia Bendel, VHBG’s Annual Fund Manager at (804) 270-6566 x119, mailto:email@example.com to inform us of your contribution.
Below is a list of some of the companies that support nonprofit organizations doing great work in our community. Don’t see your company listed? Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if your company participates in a matching gifts program. You could double your support if your employer or your spouse’s employer participates in a Matching Gift Program.
Aetna Inc. Allstate Altria AON Foundation AT&T Foundation Atlantic Election Services Bank of America Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, LLC Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Brink’s Incorporated Capital One Carmax Caterpillar Foundation The Charles Schwab Foundation Chubb & Son Coca Cola Co. CSX Corporation Dominion Dominion Digital, Inc. Erie Insurance Group Exxonmobil First Community Bank Franklin Federal Savings Bank GE Foundation GEICO General Electric Genworth GlaxoSmithKline Goldman, Sachs & Company Gray Holdings, LLC H&R Block Home Depot Honeywell Foundation Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) IBM, James River Insurance Co. Johnson & Johnson Kraft Foods Matching Gifts Program Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Macy’s Foundation Markel Corporation McGraw Publishing McKesson MeadWestvaco Merck MetLife, Inc. Morgan Stanley Nationwide Insurance Noland Memorial Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Pfizer Pepsi Bottling Co. Pitney Bowes PNC Foundation Prudential Foundation RBC Wealth Management Sprint Foundation Starbucks State Farm SunTrust Bank T. Rowe Price Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC Toyota Dealer Match Program UBS Foundation Universal Leaf Verizon Virginia Credit Union Virginia Power/NC Power Walmart Foundation Wellpoint Wells Fargo.
If you have any questions about VHBG’s Matching Gift Program, please call Edilia Bendel, VHBG Annual Fund Manager, at 804-270-6566 x.119
An honorary or memorial gift is a wonderful way to recognize and remember those who have impacted your life.
Donors who give a gift in honor or in memory of a family member or friend will receive an acknowledgment of the gift. An acknowledgment notifying this person or their family of your gift will also be sent, when an address and contact information are provided.
Leave a legacy of strength by supporting VHBG through your estate plans.
Planned gifts not only provide for VHBG’s future, but they may offer current tax benefits and help reduce estate taxes. Donors who designate VHBG in their estate plans are invited to join The Legacy Society, an organization created to recognize these gifts of a lifetime. Legacy Society donors support the safety and livelihood of our children well into the future.
One of the easiest ways to give a planned gift is to place VHBG in your will. Below you will find some sample language that can be used for a bequest to VHBG.
Unrestricted Gift: A gift that can be used where need is greatest.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in the sum of $_______* for its general purposes.”
Gift for a Specific Purpose: A gift that is to be used for a specific purpose.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls the sum of $_______* to be used for [state specific purpose, program or activity].
Residuary Bequest: Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been paid.
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls _______* percent of the residue of my estate to be used for general operations.”
Contingency Gift: Takes effect only if a primary intention can’t be met.
“In the event that ____________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls the sum of $_______* to be used for general operations.”
Unless otherwise designated, all gifts given to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will be placed in the Endowment Fund for permanent investment, with the interest being used to finance VHBG’s general operations.
VHBG is happy to work with you and your adviser to ensure your gift is arranged as easily and as beneficially for you and your family as possible.
* Rather than leaving a sum certain, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give. Bequest provisions designated for a specific program or activity require additional language.
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls holds an endowment to provide top quality services. The endowment has been generously funded by donors, like you, who know that despite the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls’ best efforts, children and families will continue to need our help. VHBG’s endowment is professionally managed and uses a conservative 5% payout structure, as directed by the Board of Governors.
Funds from the endowment are used to provide treatment and activities that are not covered in fees-for-service and to promote new programs that continue VHBG’s tradition of serving children and families in the most effective ways possible. Gifts can be made directly to VHBG’s endowment and are frequently made with estate gifts.
Please contact VHBG’s Vice President of Philanthropy and Marketing, Adrienne Whitaker, at (804) 270-6566 ext. 115 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ensure that your wishes are understood.
Occasionally we wish for tickets so we can take our kids to shows, performances, concerts, exhibits, etc. For a group home to attend, we need 10-12 tickets per home. We currently have four homes.
General Wish List Items:
To keep Virginia Home for Boys and Girls running smoothly all year long, we rely on wish list item donations. Below you will find a list of items that we are always grateful to accept from donors. Supply collection drives can be fun and a way to engage your school, neighborhood, business, or civic group in a worthwhile cause.
Group Home Needs:
Dinnerware utensils/serving ware
Dishes (matching place settings for 12)Kitchen towels & washcloths
Sheets (twin “bed in a bag” )
Shower curtains and liners (heavy-duty)
Storage containers (Rubbermaid/Tupperware)
Swimsuits (children and adult sizes, male-board shorts, and female-one pieces)
Undergarments and socks (children and adult sizes/male and female)
Vacuums and carpet steamers (commercial grade)
Wall décor (framed art/pictures)
John G. Wood School Needs:
Art Class Supplies 2017 ( Art-Supplies-JGW-2016)
Backpacks (need 32)
Books for recreational reading that include cultural diversity
Pants, Khaki long and short pants (girls and boys)
School supplies (same as local school supply lists)
General Program Support Needs:
Car/van cleaning vouchers (Carpool)
Gas cards (for parent visitation)
Hotel vouchers (for parent visitation)
Bikes (mountain and BMX styled)
Computers (PC, laptop, tablet)
Game systems (X Box, PlayStation)
Gift certificates (movies, dinner, target, ice/roller skating)
Goggles (for swimming)
Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads (for biking/skateboarding)
Memberships (museums/amusement parks/gyms)
Models (airplanes with nontoxic glue)
Movies (G & PG rated DVDs)
Summer day camp scholarships
Books (teen novels)
TVs (flat panel)
Video games (rated E)
Volunteer needs that involve your time and skills:
Build a climbing wall
Build a disc golf course
Facilitate sport clinics
Facilitate drama or music clinics
House cleaning (monthly deep clean)
Repair and resurface tennis courts
Seamstress services (throw pillows/valances/curtains)
Guest speakers –to share information about careers with our John G. Wood School students or to share advice about being a good employee
Host of tour of a work facility to give students a ‘real-life’ experience
Host a staff development day to show appreciation to our hard-working staff
Cheerleaders – cheer on the John G. Wood School basketball team during a game. Unlike traditional schools, our students do not always have families, friends, fans to cheer them on… and it will give both teams a feeling of belonging to the community if guests were to come and cheer on the teams. (November – February)
Youth Triathlon Event – Saturday, August 19, 2017 (duties TBD)
Please contact CoCo Murray at email@example.com or 804-270-6566 ext. 110 if you have any questions about the wish list or would like to donate items.