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January 2013 Philanthropy Blog

01 Feb 2013 11:55 AM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)


 
The Noblemen welcomed the New Year by performing a very Noble Deed for a great local family! We leaned about a mother and her children who were living in a local homeless shelter after being abandoned by the father. The mother was doing everything in her power to keep the family together and transition into being the only breadwinner and providing for her children. She was/is holding down a steady job and was getting ready to move her family out of the shelter and into an apartment. There was one obstacle in the way and that was having reliable and consistent transportation to and from work. She was very concerned that if she could not obtain a vehicle that she would be in jeopardy of losing her job and her ability to provide for her children. The Brake King of Newport News, a valued Community Partner of The Noblemen, was able to provide a great minivan at a very low cost which The Noblemen purchased and gifted to the family. The family was extremely grateful for this wonderful gift and we are happy to report that they are doing very well with their new car and new apartment!

   
Every year The Noblemen support a wonderful local program called RAPS. or "Really Awesome People Swimming". The purpose of RAPS is to provide swim lessons to as many needy children as possible in order to keep them safe in and around the water, which in turn will help lower the drowning rate of these children. This includes teaching swimming, safety skills, and swimmer's confidence to those who participate in the RAPS program free of charge. It is also the mission of RAPS to educate the general public as the high rate of drowning among minorities and make the change where no child is left out of learning to swim due to race, economic levels, or lack of pool facilities. The Noblemen were delighted to give $2000 to this wonderful program that saves the lives of local kids!
 
   



The Noblemen are sponsoring five children to attend "Mikey's Camp" this summer. Mikey's Camp is designed to help children who have lost a sibling navigate through the grieving process. The Camp provides a supportive environment where children/teens can explore the normal process of grief, and where their self-expression is heard, valued, and honored. The camp is staffed by professional grief facilitators and trained volunteers. This is a wonderful camp that truly makes a positive impact on local children who are facing some very tough times.



 
   
Angela West, a longtime friend of The Noblemen, is competing for the title of Miss Wheelchair Virginia. Each year a female wheelchair user is selected as "titleholder" through a weekend of educational workshops, judging interviews, platform speech and onstage interview questions. The titleholder spends the next year representing the organization and Virginians with disabilities, as well as ALL people as a role model of courage and hope. The wonderful women who compete for the title bring a positive, heartwarming and inspiring attitude toward life and show what can be done when faced with life's obstacles. The Noblemen have committed to paying any fees that arise during Angela's quest in being crowned the next Miss Wheelchair Virginia. Good luck Angela, we love you!


 



JANUARY 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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