Day #126: Give Away Clothes at a Clothes Swap

We left Richmond today and are now camping in Fredericksburg. Last night, Stephanie and Kayla went to a clothes swap that a friend in Richmond organized. They took a few clothing items with them and came home with more than they left with. Everyone at the clothes swap brought clothes from their families that they no longer needed. A clothes swap is a great way to give because everyone wins. … [Read more...]

Day #125: Give with the Center for Christian Understanding of Islam in Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA Today, we toured a 2000 sqft facility filled with information about the Muslim world. Each room was impressively arranged like a museum with authentic clothing, photography, and artifacts. The Center for Christian Understanding of Islam is a place where "Christians can learn about Islam and grow in their own faith." They are a resource rich with firsthand experience … [Read more...]

Day #124: Give with Positive Vibe Cafe in Richmond, VA

There is a cafe in Richmond called Positive Vibe that trains and employes people with disabilities. They are a non-profit restaurant and food services program. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also has a beer and wine menu. On a tour today, we met former students that now work at the Vibe.  The goal of the 4-week program is to prepare disabled men and women (16-years … [Read more...]

Day #123: Give with Boaz and Ruth in Richmond, VA

Boaz & Ruth is a year long re-entry program for men and women released from incarceration, helping them transition from blight to beauty and hope. Today, we met three of the graduates from the program. They told stories about how they once used drugs, committed crimes to feed addictions, and lived very hopeless lives. Through the re-entry program, they were able to learn job skills and … [Read more...]