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November 2012 Philanthropy Blog

30 Nov 2012 11:21 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)




November was a great month for The Noblemen organization and we truly kicked the holiday season off in true Noble-fashion!

We were introduced to a single mother in Virginia Beach and stepped in to help her through a difficult time. She is a single mother with four children and they are homeless. The family had been living in a motel room at the oceanfront for several months when we met them. The mother was working with a city social worker and doing everything she could to find a good job. She was accepted into a program through the city that would help get the family into a rental property and things were starting to look up. Her biggest problem was that pretty much all of the family's possessions had been in a storage facility for months and she was very delinquent on the storage fees. The storage facility had issued her a deadline to either pay the delinquent fees or lose all of the belongings. The Noblemen were delighted to step in and pay the fees for the family!





 

The Noblemen gave a very special early Christmas gift to a great local kid. We learned about a local 14 year old boy who is battling cancer. The treatment of his illness is very expensive and his family does not have a lot of discretionary funds to work with. This year on his Christmas wish list he put that the thing he wanted to do most was go on a camping trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Young Life. His family was simply devastated knowing that they would not be able to afford to send him to the camp. Ho, Ho, Ho, here come The Noblemen! The Noblemen were very happy to pay all the costs for him to attend the camp!


 

 

The Noblemen met another local man who was very down on his luck and needed some help. This man is a single father with two sons who had been desperately looking  for a job, he finally found a great opportunity in November and was hired for full time employment. His only problem was finding transportation to commute back and forth to work. A friend of his was lending him a car for several weeks but that opportunity was coming to an end and he did not know what he was going to do and feared he would lose his new job. The Noblemen learned about his dilemma and worked with a great Community Partner of our organization, Brake King located in Newport News to solve the problem. Brake King was able to put this gentlemen in a great vehicle at a very very low price. When he picked the car up he asked the owner of Brake King what type of payments he needed to make on the vehicle and he was told, "Here are the keys, The Noblemen bought you this car!" Does it get any better than that!?!?


 








T
he Noblemen gave several gifts to some great local non-profits that we love to support during the month of November!

We donated $1000 to "KelsKids", a really cool organization that takes special needs kids into the water to learn stand up paddle boarding, swimming, water safety and many other great aqua-therapeutic activities.


 
 

 

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e also donated $1000 to the "Protecting Children Foundation", a local organization that provides support to children who are the victims of sexual abuse. There are many efforts that focus on catching and prosecuting the perpetrators of sexual crimes. The Protecting Children Foundation focuses on the victims and helping them receive the therapy and support they need to help them readjust after suffering from abuse.

 
 
 
We also.....

- provided Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of local families through Tidewater Friends of the Elderly!

- gave a $1000 gift to Joshua's journey to support the efforts of a local boy who was paralyzed from the neck down. His family is trying to raise funds to buy him a very cutting edge therapeutic chair to use at home that will hopefully get his body moving again!

- donated $500 to help send less fortunate kids who are members of the Oscar Smith High School marching band on their annual field trip to New York and Carnegie Hall!
 

 
   

NOVEMBER WAS ANOTHER AWESOME MONTH IN PHILANTHROPY FOR THE NOBLEMEN!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 CHANGING LIVES BY HELPING KIDS RIGHT HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS!!!



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