To the many people who donated, posted, tweeted, or otherwise supported our efforts during yesterday’s Amazing Raise – THANK YOU!!! What an AMAZING day yesterday was. We are truly humbled by your support and generosity.
Starting a nonprofit, like parenting an infant, can be hard, tiring, and tedious work. Sometimes the goal can seem so very far away. But then come days like yesterday when you feel the support of the village, and joy and hope start rolling in.
You have renewed our faith that we can establish a resource center that provides services for childbearing families at all income levels. That can serve as a hub for advocacy and outreach for expecting and new families. That can help RVA become a more mother, baby, and family friendly city.
- You raised $6345 for Nurture in just 36 hours.
- We asked for your help and your showed up. In a big push to win the $2000 Raise the Roof prize, over $2000 in donations came in within one hour.
- Though we did not win that prize, we were within the top five contenders.
- Richmond led the way in donations, but gifts came from as far away as Washington, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, California, Colorado, Louisiana, North Carolina, Arizona, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and Washington DC.
- With the support of 111 donors, we came in at 35th out of more than 600 organizations in terms of the number of individual donations.
It seems fitting that just 30 minutes after the close of the Amazing Raise, we launched our first facilitated breastfeeding support group in an urban neighborhood, RVA Breastfeeds – Northside. Your support ensures that we will continue to build our capacity to provide this and other programs targeted to expecting and new families in RVA.
We truly believe that the services Nurture provides and will offer in the future have the potential to impact the health and wellbeing of families in our city and surrounding areas in tremendous ways. Thank you for joining with me and the board, committees, and volunteers of Nurture in building the foundation for our vision
Step by step, dollar by dollar, and brick by brick, together we are raising a roof for Nurture.
With deep gratitude,
Leslie Lytle – Executive Director
Keith Bell – Board Member
Thérèse Hak-Kuhn – Board Member
Tracey Spahr Wingold – Board Member
Jenny Stevens – Board Member
Tasha Tolliver – Secretary
Cristin Traylor – President
Jane Van Ostern – Board Member
Alexis Willard – Treasurer
Honor Role of Donors
Jennifer Janus: In honor of Portia Chan
Diana Thompson Vincelli
Jennifer Amos: In honor of Nancy Giglio
Family Massage & Wellness Center
Anonymous Gift: In honor of Tracey Wingold
Amanda Tornabene: In honor of Linda Kunz
Leslie Lytle: In memory of Margaret Frances Price
Stacy Hull: In honor of Tracey Wingold
Robert Lytle: In memory of Eleanor Knowlton Lytle
Young-ja Jung: In honor of Portia Chan
Julie Sanders: In honor of Richmond Community Moms
Sam & Gwen Knowlton
Matthew and Susan Grice: In honor of Alexis Williard
Mary Alice Kolonay
Burke Willard: In honor of My beautiful wife Alexis
Mary Beth Cox
Kirsten Vroman: In honor of Tracey Wingold
Nancy and Bruce Willard: In honor of Alexis Willard
Ken and Robin Hurst
Jane Van Ostern
Paulette Willard: In honor of Virginia and Margaret Willard
Anonymous Gift: In honor of our dear friend Jenny Stevens.
Wendy Youngblood: In honor of Portia Chan
Leigh Stapleton: In honor of Alexis Willard!
Deb Willard: In honor of alexis willard
Mary Jane D’Arville
Jen & Josh Davis
Pete Heiberger: In honor of Sonni Gittelman
Raymond McKinney: In honor of Tasha