March 2015 – Hokies for Hanbury

Hokies for Hanbury – The was a grant where the Alternative Service Breaks Program volunteers of the YMCA at Virginia Tech worked at the Hanbury Home Orphanage in Mandeville, Jamaica.  They improved facilities, built cribs, as well as served as friends and mentors to the children living at the orphanage.  Upon coming back from their trip they put together this great … Read More

June-2010-Bike and Build

Awarded to Paul Russell A nine-week cycling trip from Providence, Rhode Island to San Francisco with the non-profit Bike and Build to benefit affordable housing organizations in the United States. There are 32 riders ages 18-25 on the trip. Each rider is responsible for fund raising $4,000.00, $3,000.00 going to build affordable housing with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and … Read More

March 2009-“Reaching Out to Africa”: Tunahaki Orphanage, Tanzania, Africa

Awarded to Rebecca E. This grant will help to raise funds and awareness to help an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. “Being able to truly make a difference in people’s lives excites me the most. These children don’t have adequate food, water, clothes or other basic necessities and to be able to change that is incredible! This project will help youth … Read More

Jan 2005- Lake Avenue School: Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund

Awarded to: Sara W-G, Danielle E., Grace G. These three young third-graders led their elementary school community in a campaign to help children touched by the Tsunami. Tsunami Relief“We are a group of three, third grade girls conducting a fundraising project. We all dreamed of doing something to help children who needed help. One of us was interested in the … Read More