W.E. Brown has been a participating partner in the Charlottesville community for over 100 years. In recent years, we joined forces with CBS19 to help non-profit organizations by bringing recognition to their tireless work in the community. Please scroll down to learn more about some of the amazing organizations we have supported!
The W.E. Give Back Program was designed to help non-profit organizations by bringing recognition to their tireless work in helping our neighbors. We’ll feature six organizations throughout the year, and we encourage everyone to get involved with our local non-profits and support their inspiring missions.
Our Mission: Camp Holiday Trails creates a community that empowers children and teens with medical needs to thrive.
Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) is a year-round nonprofit camp in a natural setting at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central VA. CHT was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1973 and, since that time, has provided over 10,000 kids with medical needs the opportunity to experience a positive camp experience. Our Campers, aged 7-17, are welcomed from throughout the United States, with the majority coming from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Learn more at campholidaytrails.org
WriterHouse is a non-profit 501©3 corporation dedicated to the support of authors of all levels and genres. Their mission is to promote the creation and appreciation of literature and to encourage the development of writers of all levels by providing affordable, secure workspace and meeting space, high quality writing instruction, and literary events for theWriter House
Light House Studio is a nonprofit youth filmmaking center offering year-round workshops in documentary, narrative, music video, and animation filmmaking techniques. They teach young people to direct, produce, and edit their own movies. Students work with professional-quality equipment and excellent mentors to produce award-winning films. Find out more at lighthousestudio.orgLight House Studio
Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) is a nonprofit construction organization. The organization connects skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries with high-impact nonprofit organizations in need of new or renovated space. Find out more at buildinggoodness.orgBuilding Goodness Foundation
Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back this holiday season. Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge. Find out more at hpcville.comHelp Portrait
Backpack Buddies helps prepare underprivileged children for each upcoming school year by providing them with all of the necessary school supplies and backpacks at no cost. Over the past eight summers, they have filled over 2,100 backpacks with school supplies for children in need in Virginia. Find out more at backpackbuddiesva.comBackpack Buddies
Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers and professional staff to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and youth, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for these victims in the child welfare system, the community, and before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia.Piedmont CASA
Computers 4 Kid’s mission is to empower youth (7-12th grade) from low-income families to be prepared with the 21st-century skills required to attend college, pursue meaningful careers, and ultimately, break the cycle of generational poverty. At C4K, all youth-driven STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) projects are grounded in 21st-century skills. Since C4K openedComputers4Kids
We’re honored to partner with <a href=”https://ishangala.org/” target=”blank_”>The Ishan Gala Foundation</a> (IGF), a nonprofit that works to bring comfort to families battling cancer and improve their quality of life throughout the treatment process. After losing their son, Ishan, to neuroblastoma in 2008, Mayank and Sejal Gala founded the organization to spread compassion and support pediatricIshan Gala Foundation
Caring For Creatures is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit no-kill animal sanctuary established in 1987 dedicated to caring for homeless animals and enhancing the human-animal bond. Caring For Creatures provides animals with a safe and healthy environment, a lifetime home (if necessary), and promotes programs and policies that will help to stem the number of animals enteringCaring for Creatures
Founded in Charlottesville, VA in January 2012, Red Shoe Cville (RSC) is a group of local philanthropic community members who provide support to the RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE of CHARLOTTESVILLE (RMHC). Members of RSC volunteer at the House, raise funds for RMHC programs through events, and organize socials to share our mission in the community.Red Shoe Cville
The single most important determinant for becoming a successful reader is the amount of reading material at home. The Reading Tub is an all-volunteer nonprofit for family reading and literacy that started as a website to help people find that “just right” book for their children. Now, their broader approach to family literacy includes offeringThe Reading Tub
All Blessings Flow is a local faith-based non-profit organization that was founded to improve the quality of life and dignity of individuals living with disabilities. Our primary mission is to collect, clean, refurbish and redistribute medical equipment free of charge to those in need in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties.All Blessings Flow
Service Dogs of Virginia is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that raises, trains, and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. Highly trained dogs perform a multitude of tasks that allow greater personal freedom and independence. We serve clients residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia and are based in Charlottesville, Virginia.Service Dogs of Virginia