Recognizing A Year of Philanthropy On Giving Tuesday
In honor of Giving Tuesday, we’re recognizing the Dietitians On Demand staff for a year jam-packed with charitable giving! Throughout the year the team participated in charitable efforts to benefit the local Richmond, Va. community both during and outside of work hours. If you’re looking for inspiration or wondering where to get involved, check out these ideas:
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Families with children being cared for at local hospitals don’t usually have meals or food top-of-mind. The Dietitians On Demand team monthly makes a grocery store trip for lunch supplies, then goes to the Richmond Ronald McDonald House to make sandwiches and pack up all the fixings for a sack lunch. These are then delivered by RMHC staff to the families at the hospitals.
Janella also volunteered at the RMHC annual golf outing this year.
Michele, Janella, Carly and Heidi make sandwiches at the Ronald McDonald House in Richmond, Va. These are added to sack lunches that are distributed to families with children being cared for at local hospitals.
Each month different staff members from Dietitians On Demand make lunches at the Ronald McDonald House. Here Louise and Kathleen make sandwiches.
In March, a contribution was made to Deep Run High School’s Dance Marathon. The best part about giving to a cause like Dance Marathon is that contribution goes into an even bigger pool of funds that is then dispersed among nonprofits throughout Virginia.
This summer the team took time to collect and purchase home goods for CARTIAS, and organization that helps our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.
Staff collected household cleaning supplies to donate to CARITAS participants making the transition from homeless to living independently.
Cameron K. Gallagher Speak Up 5K
On a warm weekend in September the Dietitians On Demand team and their families participated in the Cameron K. Gallagher Speak Up 5K. This event’s goal is to raise awareness about teenage mental illness and raise funds to support programming for teens struggling with mental illness. Dietitians On Demand fund-raised for the event and was able to donate $2,410 to the cause!
Together with their families, Dietitians On Demand staff walked, jogged and ran the Cameron K. Gallagher Speak Up 5K.
Field Trip for Students
In October, Dietitians On Demand funded a field trip for a local elementary school students to historic Henricus Park. The students sent the sweetest thank you notes, and a few of them will definitely give a good laugh.
To follow along with Dietitians On Demand’s charitable efforts now and in the future, search Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for #DODGivesBack.
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