From Shopping to Sponsoring: 10 Ways You Can Support Your Local Nonprofit

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Community matters to us at Consociate Media. We’re proud to partner with so many local nonprofits who work tirelessly to make where we live a better place.

That’s why we’re stoked to recognize National Nonprofit Day on Aug. 17, 2022. We’ve come up with a Top 10 list of ways to support our favorite nonprofits beyond just giving money and invite you to join us.


Shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg. Whether you need a couch or a light bulb, dishes or fresh paint, a lamp or lumber, you’ll find it at the ReStore, where all proceeds go back into Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg’s mission of building homes, community and hope. Round up at the register. Habitat used all that extra change last year to construct one house!


Who knew drinking beer was good for the environment? Buy a six pack (or more) of Alewerks’ Chesapeake Pale Ale. The Williamsburg brewery donates a portion of proceeds from this hops-forward IPA to support the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.


Register for the Grove Trotter 10K Bridge Run at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. This second annual run/walk event supports Grove Christian Outreach Center, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance to impoverished families in the Grove community in lower James City County. Race day is Oct. 15 and it will be cooler then!


Become a sponsor or buy tickets to VersAbility Resources’ 15th Annual Gala at the Marriott in City Center on Sept. 30. The evening that includes a silent auction supports people with disabilities leading full and productive lives as fully accepted members of society, the mission of the Hampton nonprofit.


Sign up to be a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg’s Repair Blitz on Sept. 24. No experience necessary, just your time to help rehab homes in desperate need of it in the Newmarket section of Newport News.


Register or volunteer for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck that will be held on Oct. 1. Phillips Energy in Gloucester, the Presenting Team Sponsor, wants to raise $20,000 for its signature charity, Alzheimer’s disease.


Support remarkable, and make a donation to the Riverside Foundation and help fuel their important mission – to care for others as we would care for those we love. It’s easy to donate to the Riverside Foundation online.


We’re breaking the rules here just for a moment to support one of our neighbors and client, and not a nonprofit but a worthy cause. You might know that the 200 block of Prince Street in the historic district of downtown Tappahannock was engulfed in flames on July 15. Homes, businesses and jobs were lost. Give to fire recovery for downtown Tappahannock to help lighten the load in this community.


If you’re an innovative early childhood educator who loves teaching children ages 1 to 5, join the team at The New E3 School in Norfolk. E3 stands for Elevate Early Education and gives children access to high-quality early learning so they can be successful entering kindergarten. Call 757-961-6416 for more information.


At Consociate, we’re passionate about a project we call The House That Small Business Built, a fundraiser to raise $125,000, the price tag to build a Habitat house. The House That Small Business Built is a drive to incrementally fund that amount with donations from multiple small businesses. We seeded the first $10,000 last December in recognition of our 10th year in business. If you’re a small business owner or local resident, we appreciate any way you can support a project that will have impact beyond helping a family purchase a first-time home.