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July 2012 Philanthropy Blog

01 Aug 2012 1:28 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)





The Noblemen were honored to sponsor a wonderful event in July that was very near and dear to our hearts. The "Surf, Hope, Love" event was a fundraiser to help out two local families dealing with terrible tragedies. The Normile Family (who have grown very close to The Noblemen through our toy drive) have lost two children in tragic accidents over the past year and the Fentress family whose son suffered a critical brain injury in a skateboarding accident earlier this year were the beneficiaries of the event. The event was put together by local buisnesswoman Margaret Schoch and raised a bunch of money to help these two local families. 10 local restaurants provided food, The Deloreans provided live music and there was a great silent auction. This was a really great time The Noblemen were delighted to write a $1000 check to support the cause!
 
   
 

The Noblemen and NobleWomen came out in force to volunteer at the annual "Allen Stone - Run, Swim, Run" which was held at the Virginia Beach oceanfront in July. There is a race which is part of the event dedicated especially to special needs children and The Noblemen and Women had a blast supporting it with right around 50 volunteers participating. Our volunteers helped assemble handicapped wheelchairs, helped push children in the race, helped tow children in inflatable rafts for the swim portion (in anything but calm surf conditions!) and administered good cheer and support throughout the day! This is exactly the kind of event that we love to support and we can't wait until next year!
 

   
 

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's department is and has always been a strong supporter of The Noblemen and our events. You can always find sheriffs at Noblemen events making sure that everyone is having a good time and staying safe. The Sheriffs are always volunteers at our events and come out free of charge. The Noblemen and Women are very grateful for the support that the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office provide us and to reciprocate their kindness and generosity we have decided to become a sponsor of their D.A.R.E. Unit "Child ID Program". The ID program provides a card identification to parents that has their child's birth date, measurements, picture and a thumb print for use in case of an emergency. These cards help provide vital information about a child in case of an emergency. We are so grateful for our Sheriffs and are excited to support their efforts in keeping local kids safe!


 
   
 

A majority of the students at Birdneck Elementary School, a Title I school, will come to school on the first day empty handed.  The Virginia Beach NobleWomen have met with the principal to try to resolve this problem and started the Repack the Backpack program.  The NobleWomen have worked all summer to collect school supplies and new book bags for these children. Two car fulls of supplies were collected at Croc's Drag Yourself to Brunch on September 29th, Forbes Candies has collected supplies all summer and Ocean Breeze will be collecting supplies through August 26th.  Funds are being raised through a cashola night on August 18th at Tropical Smoothie on Lynnhaven Blvd and a Stella and Dot show through the end of August.  Each book bag will contain all of the supplies needed for each child for the entire year.  The NobleWomen will be presenting these to the kids on September 4th at 1pm in true Noblemen fashion!

 
   


The Chesapeake NoblemWomen spent two days in July volunteering at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia with their children. They bagged pasta one day and bagged potatoes on the other. They said it was an awesome experience with their children and they cannot wait to go back and volunteer again! Every time someone volunteers with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia they leave knowing that they have helped put food on the table of their neighbors in need. For individuals and families –the young, elderly, and people of all ages; unemployed, working, homeless and struggling middle-class families – your contribution is making a difference. Great job Chesapeake NobleWomen!
 
 




THANKS SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IN ON THIS MONTH'S PHILANTHROPY BLOG! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK BACK NEXT MONTH TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW THE NOBLEMEN, NOBLEWOMEN AND NOBLETEENS ARE BEING "A PART OF THE SOLUTION" RIGHT HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS!!!



 

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