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ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 General Assembly Convenes! 

The 2019 session of the General Assembly convened at 12 noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 to begin the “short session” of 46 days. Among the top issues for discussion are state taxes and spending, teacher raises, numerous environmental proposals, transportation and tolls and sports betting/casino gambling.

Useful links:

Virginia General Assembly Website

The full 2019 session calendar

Contact information for House of Delegates members

Contact information for Senate members

House and Senate committee assignments and schedules

Streaming video of full Senate sessions

 Streaming video of full House sessions

UPCOMING EVENTS

GUEST Volunteer Training

First time volunteers are required to attend a training session. The next training will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Petsworth Baptist Church, 2471, Hickory Fork Rd, Gloucester. There is no need to sign-up to attend, but you are welcome to register your attendance through our Facebook event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/377482689676333/

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It's FUN-RUN time! The 8th Annual 3K/8K Run/Walk is February 23 2019. This Gloucester Educational Foundation FUNdraising event is FUN for the whole family and supports Gloucester County Public Schools educators and students. Contact Carol at 693-1425 (cdehoux@gc.k12.va.us) to register...or to be an event sponsor! 

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The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls. Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about more than just handing over money for a box of cookies. It’s about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with customers. It’s about the experience of running her own cookie business and working with others. Selling cookies teaches goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success and life. Starting Jan. 5, 2019, Girl Scouts will be taking orders for cookies. Cookie delivery begins Feb. 17 and booth sales begin Feb. 17. The cookie program ends March 24.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.

Arts at  Abingdon: Seraph Brass Quintet, February 2,  5:00 p.m. , Abingdon Episcopal Church, on Route 17 in White Marsh, Gloucester County, admission is free but a free-will offering will be accepted. 

MEETINGS/TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS

Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES/NEEDS


Volunteer

GUEST Night Shelter Volunteer Needs

The upcoming night shelters need many volunteers to help serve this winter. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up through the links below. The most urgent need is for this coming week at Olive Branch UMC. Volunteers can call Fran Musick at 804-693-4568 .

January 21 – 28 Olive Branch United Methodist Church, 10833 Harcum Rd, Gloucester

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62fabfe3-olive

January 28 – February 4 Newington Baptist Church, 6169 Main St, Gloucester

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62fabfe3-newington1

GUEST Day Shelter Volunteer Needs

Volunteers that would like to serve in the Day Shelter can sign up through the link below.

January 2019

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4daea62fabfe3-guest26

Tutoring

Botetourt Elementary School is looking for tutors to assist 4th grade children from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. This would involve a variety of school subjects (language arts/math/science/social studies). Volunteers would be working one-on-one with a student in the classroom. The job of the volunteer would not be to teach the subjects. The volunteer is needed to help the students complete classwork assignments, prepare for tests/quizzes, and use organizational skills to stay prepared for class.  Volunteers will be required to attend a brief orientation and complete a background check.  Any interested volunteers should contact Haley Poulson (Botetourt Community Engagement Coordinator) at 693-1419 or email at haley.poulson@gc.k12.va.us.


RESOURCES

Community Resource Directory

Gloucester Resource Council

http://www.nnconnection.org/

https://nonprofitnetworkwa.org/

http://massnonprofitnet.org/


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RCC Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching:  Over $400,000 in scholarships are available to students who will be enrolled at Rappahannock Community College in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Scholarships are available to full-time and part-time students. Applicants complete one scholarship application form, which puts them in the running for over 100 awards. For more information on the RCC scholarship application and to access the online application, go to www.rappahannock.edu/scholarships or call 804-333-6708.



GRANTS AND FUNDING

Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below. 

Grant requests for Gloucester Community Foundation’s 2019. Competitive Grants Cycle are due by 4:30 pm Monday, March 4, 2019. All information can be found on our website here or www.GloucesterCF.org – click on Grantseekers at the top and Our Grants Process.

The Sanders Foundation Fund is receiving applications for the 2019 grant cycle, with requests due March 4, 2019, by 4:30 pm. To apply for a 2019 grant go to Gloucester Community Foundation’s webpage at http://www.gloucestercf.org/ and click on Grantseekers and Sanders Foundation Fund or click here. Only online applications will be accepted and can be accessed from the “Log In to Apply” link. If you have applied to the foundation in the past, please enter your email address and password to access your account and begin the application. If not, please click on "Create New Account.”

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county       • Select the Education program area       • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Express Scripts accepts grant applications on a quarterly basis in the following focus areas:
Health and Wellness, Education, Military and Veterans, youth and Family Services, Community/Civic View Details

ePromos For Good program provides $500 in free promotional products to accredited schools, religious organizations, and 501(c)(3) organizations. A new organization is chosen every other month to receive their choice of promotional products. They get to choose from among the 15,000+ products in the ePromos catalog. The August 2018 winner was the Hastings Public Library, serving Adams County in Nebraska. They plan to use their prize for summer reading incentives and items for community outreach at local events.  You can apply for the ePromos for Good program right here!

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....
Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Grant opportunities from Langley Federal Credit Union: Primary focus areas are health care, housing, human services, safety, security and financial education. Visit these two websites, https://www.langleyforfamilies.org/request .

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!