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  • 01 Jan 2020 1:47 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

    From Al Midgett:

    In the spring of each year we ask our membership to reach out into the community and present us with opportunities to support organizations and individuals with plans to help local kids in Hampton Roads.  At our April membership meeting we listened and then took action. 

    We met with “For Kids”  a local non-profit that supports homeless children.  The Noblemen contributed $2000.00 to send 80 kids to summer camp!   

    Untamed Spirit serves special needs children and adults through equine therapy on a 25-acre farm in rural Virginia Beach. The Noblemen supported their program with a donation of $1200.00 

    Young​ Life and Young Life Capernaum is an outreach to middle and high school kids and also kids with different abilities. They build relationships and friendships experiencing life together, creating lasting memories! 

    At Young Life Club and Capernaum Club, kids get the chance to be themselves as they sing, dance, play games, laugh, have fun, and hear about the teachings of Jesus Christ!

    The Noblemen provided funding for camping and camp banquet with a $2000.00 donation. 

    Recovery for Life rescues and empowers children, teens and adults who struggle with addictions and compulsive behaviors.

    Recovery for Life was founded over 20 years ago. They believe that providing a safe atmosphere for people to discuss their struggles as they learn to solve issues and get better, utilizing solution focused principles, the 12 steps program and prayers for inner healing. By providing child care they seek to work with the whole family.

    The Noblemen donated $2000 in support of their children’s programs. 

    WE ARE VB is a not-for-profit organization committed to building a Virginia Beach community where kindness matters. WE ARE VB will pursue impactful initiatives and programs within our community.

    They are founded on the beliefs that kindness matters and small changes can grow into movements.  Unity of effort only strengthens our community. They believe that each of us has the power to make life better for another, and through WE ARE VB, they create the power to affect real change in Virginia Beach.

    The Noblemen funded their request for $1500.00 in support of their programs at local Virginia Beach High Schools! 

    I Need A Lighthouse’smission is to significantly reduce the loss and suffering of teen and young adult depression along with suicidal behavior utilizing educational programs and community partnerships. 

    The Noblemen fulfilled their request with a donation of $500.00

     

    Tidewater Youth Services Commissionoperates The Crisis Intervention Home. “CIH” offers an alternative to secure detention and serves as an emergency shelter for youth aged 13-17. The program works to stabilize youth and their families and helps them to clarify and resolve crisis situations. As an intensive short-term crisis intervention program, CIH works to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive living environment until the youth returns home or a more permanent placement can be found. The length of stay at the Crisis Intervention Home can range from one night to several months, based on the individual situation.

    Every year The Noblemen provide Christmas to these challenged Teens and recently provided funding in the amount of $1500.00 to support renovations at their Intervention home in Virginia Beach. 

    Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, Inc (SMILE) is a non-profit organization geared towards providing children who have been impacted by a life-threatening condition with therapeutic and assistive medical devices that enhance their quality of life.  These services are typically cost prohibitive for these families.

    The Noblemen provide $1600.00 for the purchase of “safe beds” for the prevention of sleep related deaths.

    Junior Achievementis the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.

    Their innovative programs blend technology with the expertise of local professionals, who volunteer to visit schools to inspire and prepare young people from Kindergarten through 12th Grade to succeed in a global economy.

    The Noblemen supports their program with a donation of $1500.00

    Equi-kids is a therapeutic Riding program for special needs kids that provides disabled riders with a feeling of independence that is limited in their everyday life.

    The Noblemen provided funding of $2000.00 towards the purchase of a new specialized saddle to be utilized at their facility. 

    Love and Caring Ministrieswas founded by Maria Santos over 22 years ago when her heart broke observing the local homeless community. She created a home in Virginia Beach for homeless and abused women. Since many of these women had children, she also created rooms for women to “live in” with their children.

    The Noblemen provided $1500.00 for a bedroom upgrade to better serve the current residents.

    Judeo Christian Outreach Center “JCOC” offers second chances to people in crisis. Their mission is to empower homeless families, individuals and veterans to recover from crisis situations and return to being self-supporting, productive, and independent members of our community.  They provide housing location and financial assistance, educational resources and employment services so that clients have the best chance to obtain permanent housing and sustainable employment. Most importantly we serve as advocates and support system to help our clients transition out of crisis and into a new life.

    The Noblemen provided $1000 towards funding to support their work with families.

    The Beach Bags program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and over school breaks, including the long summer breaks. Since the program was founded in 2009, more than 90,000 Beach Bags have been distributed. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 19,000 Beach Bags were provided to our neediest students.

    The Noblemen donated $1000.00 towards the purchase of wholesale food for the Beach Bags program.

    All Night Grad program at Virginia Beach High Schools provides drug and alcohol-free parties after graduation in a safe environment. The goal is to ensure that freshly graduated teens are provided with food, entertainment and prizes until the morning dawns, thus living to see another day.

    The Noblemen donated $1000.00 to be divided amongst all of the VB High Schools equally. 

    Preston’s March for Energy’sMission is to provide children with special needs access to freedom, fun and physical exercise that an adaptive bike will provide.  Their goal is to promote inclusion, and to educate the community stressing the importance of physical fitness in the special need’s population.

    The Noblemen funded Isaiah’s new bike for $1800.00

     

    Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many children with autism, he often suffered from sensory overload, simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.

    A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard and “Izzy” steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah.

    Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy and began to host day camps at the beach where children with autism and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.

    The Noblemen supports Surfer’s Healing through specialized surfboard donations as well we providing tents for their event in late summer.  Also, a financial donation in the amount of $2000.00 to support the local program.

    Team Hoyt VB is a sub-chapter of The Hoyt Foundation,

    Team Hoyt - Rick was born in 1962 to Dick and Judy Hoyt. As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rick’s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Dick and Judy were advised to institutionalize Rick because there was no chance of him recovering, and little hope for Rick to live a “normal” life. This was just the beginning of Dick and Judy’s quest for Rick’s inclusion in community, sports, education and one day, the workplace.

    Team Hoyt VB is an all-volunteer chapter of Team Hoyt located in Virginia Beach.  They strive to spread Dick and Rick's (founders) message of inclusion so that physically and mentally challenged children and adults can experience the joy of competitive running.

    The Noblemen have supported Team Hoyt VB from the “get go” providing racing wheel chairs and volunteering @ their many event that they participate in.

    A financial donation of $1400.00 was given for the funding of additional infrastructure.

    A great big “Thank You” to all the members and local non profits that allowed The Noblemen to learn and support these great initiatives!

    NobleOne


  • 08 May 2019 12:21 AM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

    Please take a look at The Noblemen 2018 Annual Report:

    (Please click on the image below or here to download the report.)


  • 01 May 2016 1:49 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)


    The NobleTeens have been busy doing some wonderful Noble Deeds during the Spring months! Here a just a few of the awesome events that they have been hosting this spring...

    The Princess Anne High School NobleTeens host a homecoming celebration called "West Fest" each October for the special needs students who attend the West Wing facility at their school. This year the P.A. NobleTeens decided they wanted to start a new annual tradition with the West Wing students and hosted them to a day at the Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park. They decided that this new annual outing would be called the "Spring Swing" and it proved to be a magical afternoon for The NobleTeens and for the West Wing students!

         
                         
                          



    Every Year The Tallwood NobleTeens put on an AMAZING event called the "Friendable Prom" for a large group of local adults who have special needs. The Friendable Prom is the first "signature event" that was ever hosted by a NobleTeens chapter and it has become the crown jewel of NobleTeens events. This year the Tallwood NobleTeens hosted over THREE HUNDRED special needs adults to a prom night they will not soon forget! This event is coordinated 100%, soup to nuts by teenagers, and it is an impressive sight to behold!

             
                                            


    The Salem High School NobleTeens recently hosted their annual "signature event" which is better known as their "Special Skates Day". The Salem NobleTeens invite as many local people with special needs as they can to join them for a fun filled day of roller skating at the Haygood Roller Skating Center, followed by a pizza party. It is a wonderful sight to see our NobleTeens holding hands with a special needs child while they help them roller skate or watching a NobleTeen push a special needs child in a wheelchair around the skating rink. Children with special needs don't often get to enjoy an afternoon out enjoying an activity like this and the Salem NobleTeens make sure that everyone has a fantastic time!

             
                                                     



  • 10 Apr 2016 1:19 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)



    The Noblemen were recently contacted by a Mother who was looking for help for her son Bryce. Bryce was growing too big to use a special chair that he needs to take a shower. Their health insurance would not cover the cost of a new chair unless the Curry's had a shower that Bryce could roll into. This meant that they needed an almost complete renovation of their bathroom.

    The Noblemen partnered with one of our wonderful Community Partners, RWA Restoration, and together we were able to help Bryce out!

    Check out this great video:

                         


  • 24 Mar 2016 4:09 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)



    Our good friend Bob Anderson recently put together a video that highlights who The Noblemen are, what we do and why we do it. 

    Check out this great video and give us a call at 757-340-7900 or drop us an email at noblemail@thenoblemen.org if you would like to get involved!


                      


  • 19 Dec 2015 2:00 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

    The first ever act of Philanthropy that was conducted by the Noblemen occurred twenty years ago and it is something that we still do today! Each Christmas the Noblemen Trolley Ride shuttles our members to the homes of local families who have a terminally ill child and we deliver them a very special Christmas. 

    This is a magical evening that makes a big impact on these local families but it is OUR lives that are changed at the end of the night. Check out this wonderful video that captures the magic of "Helping Kids. And Changing Lives!"

     

  • 14 Dec 2015 1:19 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)


    With the help of our good friend Dave Derring, The Noblemen have started a fantastic tradition that kicks off our toy drive each year. Rocking the Stocking is a benefit concert that is hosted by the best musicians in Hampton Roads. Over fifty musicians donate their time to come out and perform! The cost of admission for patrons of the event is a toy donation or cash donation to the Noblemen Toy Drive. 

    Check out this great video from the 2015 Rocking The Stocking Benefit Concert!


     

  • 17 Oct 2015 12:00 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)


    Each year The Noblemeisters and Bierfraus don their lederhosen and dirndls and host an epic Oktoberfest themed fundraiser! Oktoberfest is a family friendly event and one that you do not want to miss!  

    Check out this great video from our 2015 Oktoberfest celebration!

    PROST!

     




  • 01 Sep 2015 11:37 AM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)



     The Noblemen have a wonderful program in Virginia Beach Public High Schools called "NobleTeens". The NobleTeens program is designed to teach philanthropy to high school students and to get them directly engaged in giving back to their local community. We feel that if we can expose these students to the benefits of philanthropy then we are providing them with a gift that they will carry with them forever.

    One of the biggest success stories of The NobleTeens program is our good friend Reginald "Reggie" Land. Please watch this great video about Reggie!


     

  • 15 Jul 2015 4:23 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

     


    The Noblemen had a busy second quarter of 2015 as we continued our mission of "Helping Kids. And Changing Lives" right here in our local community! Here are some of the projects and Noble Deeds that have been keeping us busy!

    The Noblemen were delighted to help a young student at a local elementary school this summer. The school’s principal contacted us to ask if we could fund a summer program for a young boy named Quincy.  When Quincy entered kindergarten this past Fall he had virtually no social skills and was well behind the educational curve. His teachers worked very hard over the past school year to make sure that he was prepared for first grade both academically and socially. Quincy had a great year and made great strides in kindergarten.

    Quincy is currently being raised by his great aunt. She has been awarded full custody of him, since his mother was not able to provide a safe and stable home for him.  His Aunt is doing a great job providing for him and maintaining a loving home however she works full time and could not afford to put Quincy in day care this summer.

    The Noblemen stepped up and paid for Quincy to attend a program through Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. Here is a note we received from Quincy’s principal…

    “This summer has been wonderful for Quincy! I have had a volunteer come and read with him each day. As you can see we have been working on writing too! (see the picture of Quincy’s letter below) You have no idea what a difference you all have made in this child’s life. If you had not paid for him to come to Parks and Rec each day I simply do not know what Quincy would have done this summer or where he would have gone each day. A child with no Mom and Dad does not need that! Because of you he is ready for the first grade. Thank you!

    Good stuff and good luck in first grade Quincy!


    (This is a copy of a letter we recieved from Quincy that say, "Thank you Noblemen for making my summer fun!")

     


    The Tallwood NobleTeens hosted on of the most wonderful Noble events of the year in May with their annual “Friendable Prom”. The Friendable Prom is put on for adults with special needs and provides them with a wonderful night out! The teens really go above and beyond with this event and it is simply magical for the guests who attend. Every guest enters on a red carpet that is lined with applauding teenagers. They are then treated to an amazing evening of dancing complete with a huge buffet dinner. This event is put on in its entirety by the Tallwood NobleTeens and they truly do an outstanding job. You can see that all of the guests are having the night of their lives. Well done once again Tallwood NobleTeens!

     
     
    (The Tallwood Nobleteens "Friendable Prom" volunteer crew)
      (Happy prom guests!)
                     



    Over the summer the mother of a young girl who is suffering from a medulloblastoma brain tumor contacted The Noblemen. The young girl had just finished 14 months of chemotherapy and 7 months of proton radiation at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. The mother was hoping to find a way to fund something for the young girl and her sister to do over the summer that would help take their minds off of cancer and inject some fun. The Noblemen purchased season passes and meal cards to Ocean Breeze Water Park for the whole family so that they could all enjoy some fun in the sun together over the summer!


    (Fun at Ocean Breeze Water Park!)




    A group of Noblemen who are motorcycle enthusiasts put on a ride at the end of May and called it “iRide to Change Lives”. This goal of the motorcycle ride was to raise funds to purchase adaptive bikes for local kids who have special needs. These bicycles are custom made to help these children be able to ride and they are a life-changing gift! The ride was a huge success and raised over $15,000!

    The riders started the day at Cotton Southern Bistro, rode to Pearls Bay Villa on Knotts Island and then back to the Eagles’ Nest in Virginia Beach for the after party. Everyone at the after party was treated to a touching surprise when a local girl was presented with an adaptive bike. She was able to ride a bicycle for the first time in her life and was cruising through the Eagles’ Nest in no time!

    These bikes allow children with special needs to participate in an activity that most of us take for granted and gives them the opportunity to hang out with other children in their neighborhood. The Noblemen are excited to host a special event this Fall where the rest of the adaptive bikes that were purchased with the “iRide to Change Lives” proceeds will be presented to their new owners.  Great job Noble-motorcyclists!

       
    (The proud owner of a brand new adaptive bike!)
     (The "iRide to Change Lives" crew)

         

     

     


    The Noblemen had an awesome time treating the Tallwood High School special needs class to an end of the school year field trip! We joined the Tallwood group for a morning of fun and miniature golf at “Jungle Golf” and then headed over to Doc Taylor’s for a great lunch afterwards. Big fun was had by all!



    (Good times at Jungle Golf!)

     

     


    The Noblemen have been long time supporters of the International Little League Challenger World Jamboree, a baseball tournament that is help in Norfolk every year for children with special needs. Teams come from all around the United States and even from other countries to participate in the Challenger tournament. The tournament provides a unforgettable experience for all of the children that participate. The Noblemen play a big role in making sure that everyone is able to preserve the memories they made over the tournament weekend. The Noblemen fund a photographer to take pictures of all of the teams and then to have a team picture mailed to each one of the hundreds of children who play in the tournament!





    Every year The Noblemen support a wonderful program in Virginia Beach called the "City Wide All Night Grad". The program hosts all night graduation celebrations in eleven Virginia Beach Public High Schools. The purpose of the program is to provide safe, alcohol and drug free celebrations for graduating seniors. The seniors spend the whole night at their high school and have a great and safe time celebrating their graduation. The Noblemen were honored to present the "City Wide All Night Grad" program with $1100 this year!
     


     

    THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THE NOBLEMEN WERE DOING IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2015! THANKS SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IN ON THIS EDITION OF OUR PHILANTHROPY BLOG AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK BACK NEXT QUARTER AND READ MORE ABOUT HOW THE NOBLEMEN, NOBLEWOMEN AND NOBLETEENS ARE "HELPING KIDS, AND CHANGING LIVES" RIGHT HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS!!! 

     

     

     

     

     

     




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