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Children's Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S.) Hosts Largest Fundraiser of the Year

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S) is an organization out of Moneta, Virginia that distributes adaptive and mobility equipment to children with physical, neurological and developmental disabilities. 

The devices that are distributed are often refurbished and made to be in peak condition for use for families and children. 

VLAS Helps Families and Individuals With Legal Assistance

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern

The Virginia Legal Aid Society works to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families throughout Virginia, although they have a local office in downtown Lynchburg. 

VLAS was established in 1977 and currently handles about 3,000 cases per year, most often relating to housing and domestic violence. 

Small Business Membership Program launches at the Academy Center of the Arts

This past weekend, like many weekends before, the Academy Center of the Arts was bustling with various concerts, classes and gallery viewings for the whole community to enjoy. 
The Academy provides a wide range of arts programs at increasingly affordable prices, and some events and workshops are free to the public.

Wall Opportunities and Wishes (WOW) Provides Connection for Clients

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

It is often difficult for people with developmental and/or mental health disabilities to stay connected with caseworkers and generally make sure they are equipped with what they need. 

Wall Opportunities and Wishes (WOW) aims to serve this population and meets needs that go above and beyond basic connection between clients and caseworkers, one of the organizations’ largest outreaches. 



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Impact Living Services: A Better Future for Teenagers in Foster Care

written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

Life for teens aging out of the foster care system is harder than the average 18-year-old’s. However, in the Greater Lynchburg area Impact Living Services looks to give them a brighter future through their independent living programs. 

When a child in the foster care system reaches the ages of 17 to 21, they begin to age out and must make a decision: do they want to go out independently into the world or do they want to seek extra care and support as they transition? 

SHARE Fall Mixer

SHARE Fall Mixer
The Flour District
Wednesday, October 4
SHARE Greater Lynchburg seeks to Magnify, Equip and Connect our local nonprofit community. Come join us for a complimentary cocktail reception and meet other nonprofit leaders! Learn about SHARE Greater Lynchburg's upcoming GIVE GOOD #LYHGives campaign and how your organization can take part!

Pierce Street Gateway Raising Funds for Revitalization

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

Standing on Pierce Street in Lynchburg, Virginia are eight historical markers, the most within a two block radius in the state as a whole.  

The Pierce Street Gateway, founded in 2018, is working to revitalize and lift up the neighborhood in an effort to tell the stories of the ordinary and extraordinary residents of the Pierce Street Historic District.  

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