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May 2012 Philanthropy Blog

01 Jun 2012 9:45 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)





The Virginia Beach NobleWomen got May off to a terrific start by sponsoring and staffing a really great event designed just for kids called "Celebrating Children". The event included a 1.5 mile run/walk around Mt. Trashmore followed by live entertainment and children's games and activities. The NobleWomen staffed a crafts booth and helped children make and customize really cool paper hats and provided great snacks and cold juice!

Celebrating Children was a huge success and attracted thousands of local kids and their families. KUDOS to The NobleWomen who played a big role in the success of the day!
 
 

One of the most wonderful events that takes place every year in our "Noble family" is The Tallwood NobleTeens "Friendable Prom". This year was the third year that The Tallwood NobleTeens have held a prom for special needs adults who are a part of the Mary F. Buckley Foundation, a local non-profit that works with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

This year over 300 special needs adults attended the prom and were treated to an unforgettable night of dancing and partying! The night included a great buffet dinner, prom photographs and dancing all night long.

We cannot thank The Tallwood NobleTeens enough for hosting this unbelievable event. We are so proud of you!!!



 


The Noblemen were honored to write a $1000 check to support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in May. CASA is a group of volunteers who are assigned by judges to be an advocate and voice for children who are the victims of abuse and neglect and who have been (through no fault of their own) thrust into the juvenile and domestic relations court system, and often times into foster care. The Ultimate goal of CASA is to help these children into safe and permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA is a wonderful local organization that saves the lives of children right here in Hampton Roads.


 
 

Every year The Noblemen are delighted to support the "City Wide All Night Grad" program in Virginia Beach. All of the public high schools in the city sponsor an all night event on the night that seniors graduate. The goal of the program is to provide a fun and safe place for the seniors to celebrate their graduation. The students literally stay at their school ALL NIGHT LONG and participate in a lot of different fun activities before great prizes are given away at daybreak. This is a wonderful program that gives seniors a great and safe way to celebrate their graduation. The Noblemen wrote an $1100 check to support the "City Wide All Night Grad" program. 11 schools were given a $100 check on behalf of and in honor of their NobleTeens chapters.

Congratulations Graduates!

 
 

Another wonderful local non-profit that The Noblemen support annually is R.A.P.S. or "Really Awesome People Swimming"! RAPS is run by our good friend and local hero Leslie Paul with the mission providing swim lessons to local minority and disadvantaged children. The program teaches children and teens between the ages of 5 and 14 how to swim and be safe while in, on, or around the water. This is a wonderful program that that truly makes a difference in the number of drownings that take place every year among local children who otherwise do not have a means to participate in swim lessons.

There is a lot of water in Hampton Roads and we support RAPS in their mission to teach local kids to swim!
 
Another big thanks goes out to The Virginia Beach NobleWomen who just recently put together a wonderful effort called "Re-Pack the Backpack" to support children at Birdneck Elementary School. For a few months The VB NobleWomen gathered large quantities of school supplies and essential classroom supplies like hand sanitizer and kleenex and gifted all of them to local Birdneck Elementary School, a Title I school in Virginia Beach. This was a huge success and provided the classrooms and students at Birdneck with much needed supplies.

AWESOME JOB NOBLEWOMEN!


 
The Noblemen were thrilled to attend the opening ceremonies of the International Little League Challenger World Jamboree and  present a $5000 check! The jamboree is an annual baseball tournament that is held in Norfolk just for special needs kids and it attracts teams from all across the United Stated and beyond.

This is such a great event that truly provides the participants with the biggest weekend of their year and perhaps even their lives!





 


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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