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2019 Volunteers of the Year at CARITAS

Every year, volunteers from the Richmond community serve 12,000+ hours to support our mission. For every hour they contribute, we can turn it into $3.60 of service to our residents and the community at large. That means we can reach more people with more compassion–approximately 4,000 of our neighbors a year. “We gather at this time […]

Richmond Philanthropists Raise Funds to Honor Friend Stacey Dendy

Richmond Philanthropists Raise Funds to Honor Friend Stacey Dendy “There were so many people when she passed away that asked, ‘What can we do?’” says Ben Dendy recollecting his wife’s memorial service last year. “Stacey always said that’s not a question you can ask me unless you want to really do something.” Dendy decided he […]

U-Fab Interiors Hosts Second Annual CHAIRity featuring Local Artists

On November 8, Richmonders will step into u-fab’s showroom on Broad Street after hours. They won’t be shopping for their regular furniture and upholstery items. They’ll be there to discover and bid on one-of-a-kind chairs created by local artists Sterling Hundley, Britt Van Deusen, Diego Sanchez, Susan Iverson, Matt Lively, Michael Birch-Pierce, and Molly Campbell. […]

From THP to the Furniture Bank: Samuel’s Story

If you’ve dropped off a Furniture Bank donation or scheduled a pick up, then you may have met Samuel. He’s a member of our warehouse team and an AmeriCorps service member for CARITAS. “He’s high energy and such a hard worker,” says Warehouse Manager Lori Schmiege.  At 65, Samuel’s enthusiasm is infectious, she says.  “I […]

CARITAS Recovery Month

Five Ways to Take Part in Recovery Month

Around the country, agencies like ours join together for a national observance held every September to educate Americans about substance use, recovery services, and ways to live healthy and rewarding lives. CARITAS and The Healing Place are leading local efforts in the Richmond area.  Our theme: One Day at a Time.  Why this theme? Because […]

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After 30 Years, Sur Finds A Life of Hope

Sur has been in and out of active addiction for more than 30 years. He was 10 years old when he first tried marijuana.  He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. His uncle and father were drug dealers. Naturally, he admired and idolized them.  “I really loved school and always excelled,” he said.  As he […]