Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of our residents.

We welcome your time and talents in helping us revitalize communities in the Greater Richmond region. Better Housing Coalition has partnered with HandsOn Greater Richmond to provide individual and group volunteer opportunities ranging from property beautification to administrative assistance. For more information, please contact Sarah Fernald at 804-644-0546 x118.

Back-to-School Rain Coat Drive

Help prepare elementary school students living in BHC’s Lincoln Mews community for the upcoming school year by outfitting them with rain gear!

Why rain gear? All of our residents attending Ginter Park Elementary must walk to school every day. We’ve seen that without proper gear and encouragement, attendance on rainy days drops significantly. When inclement weather deters kids from leaving the house, it not only puts the student behind in their learning but it also jeopardizes the school’s accreditation, which is tied to attendance rates.

We think we can improve this situation by better preparing our young residents for the elements. We are launching a raincoat donation drive to ensure that every elementary school student in our community is prepared, no matter the weather. By donating raincoats, you will not only protect our children from the harsh elements but also foster a positive learning environment that encourages their attendance and engagement in the classroom.

Here’s how you can help:

Donate raincoats: To volunteer to donate new raincoat, visit the sign up page where you’ll find the name of a child and their size. If you’re ordering online, you can have the coats shipped directly to BHC’s Main Office, just be sure to include your name and/or the child’s name in the package. If you would like to drop off raincoats in person, we will collect them at BHC’s Main Office August 15-17 from 8:30am-5:30PM.

BHC Main Office Address: 23 W. Broad St., Ste. 100, Richmond, VA 23220

These raincoats will be distributed to those in need within our community, ensuring that every child has access to this essential gear prior to the first day of school.

Would you like to host a coat drive at your place of business or worship? Let us know and we can help coordinate pick up.

Financial contributions: If you prefer to support this cause through a monetary donation, we will utilize the funds to purchase raincoats for the students. Every dollar counts, and your generosity will directly benefit those who need it most.

To make a donation, click here and in the notes section please include that this gift is to be directed to the Rain Coat Drive.

Spread the word: Please help us raise awareness about this donation drive by sharing our message with your family, friends, colleagues, and social networks. The more people we reach, the greater the impact we can make together.

Your support will not only prepare our young residents for the school year but also send a powerful message of care and investment in the future of our community.

If you have questions, please email Sarah Fernald, Director of Community Engagement.


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