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In a vibrant celebration of community spirit and generosity, The Scout Guide Roanoke proudly presents the four distinguished nonprofits chosen through our Volume 1 Scouting for a Cause campaign. This initiative, launched on Giving Tuesday 2023, invited our community members to nominate and vote for their favorite charities, culminating in the selection of three top organizations alongside TSG Roanoke’s chosen charity. These nonprofits embody the essence of philanthropy, working tirelessly to ensure that all people in our community can thrive.

The importance of philanthropy cannot be overstated, serving as the lifeblood of our society by bridging gaps and providing essential support where it is most needed. By fostering a culture of giving, we empower these organizations to carry out their vital missions, addressing critical needs and creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all. The chosen nonprofits for this year’s campaign have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their causes, each representing a beacon of hope and resilience, tackling diverse challenges, and making a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals. Their stories of compassion and perseverance inspire us all to contribute in any way we can.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia | 1714 9th St, Roanoke, VA | @bgcswva | Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia provides accessible youth development programming after school and during the summer months for local youth who need them most. Their mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Through academic support, healthy lifestyle instruction, arts, service, and STEM activities, they empower their members to excel. Join them in building a brighter future for Southwest Virginia’s children and teens. Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia today for a community strengthened by tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more about how you can support and engage with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia.

Lishy’s Gift

Lishy’s Gift | 2702 Deerfield Rd SW, Roanoke, VA | @lishysgift | Lishy’s Gift is a nonprofit charity dedicated to supporting young adult cancer patients ages 19-30 in the Roanoke Valley region. Through giving comfort bags tailored to young adults, they aim to elevate the quality of life during treatment. With a deep understanding, Lishy’s Gift provides items of comfort. These bags go beyond mere items; they symbolize comfort, community, and compassion for both patients and caregivers. Lishy’s Gift stands as a steadfast source of support, recognizing the challenges of young adults impacted by cancer. 

Learn more about how you can support and engage with Lishy’s Gift.

Family Service of Roanoke Valley

Family Service of Roanoke Valley | 360 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA | | Family Service of Roanoke Valley (FSRV) has been dedicated to serving our community since 1901. Their rich history is a testament to their unwavering commitment to supporting individuals and families on their journey toward emotional wellness, healthy relationships, and a future filled with hope. FSRV is more than just a service provider; they are a community of compassionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those they serve. Together, they are building a brighter, healthier future for the Roanoke Valley and beyond. They do this through a variety of services that support an individual’s mental health and mental well-being.

Learn more about how you can support and engage with Family Service of Roanoke Valley.

The Life Ring Foundation

The Life Ring Foundation | @life_ring_foundation | The Life Ring Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity founded by Jessica and Kelly Woolwine. Their foundation has supported the health and wellbeing of children in our area through multiple local programs for over 15 years. However, since their daughter Charlotte’s cancer diagnosis in 2018, they are heavily focused on changing the narrative for kids diagnosed with cancer in our region. Through their Fighting Kids Cancer campaign, they endeavor to provide critically needed resources to our local pediatric hematology and oncology program. In less than one year since the start of the FKC campaign, with the help of an incredible FKC committee, they have pledged 2 million dollars to their local program.

Learn more about how you can support and engage with The Life Ring Foundation.

As we spotlight these remarkable nonprofits in our founding guide and throughout the year, we extend our deepest gratitude for their efforts. Join us in celebrating and supporting these outstanding organizations.