Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you will find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

Hill City Pride and Pride Month Events

SHARE Greater Lynchburg sat down with Kelli Coleman, Board President for Hill City Pride, to learn more about the organization. Kelli said, “I moved from Dallas where I worked with Dallas Pride but on the entertainment side and now love being a part of the full scope of managing a Pride organization and festival.

Celebrate Juneteenth Across the Greater Lynchburg Region

Written by Carrie Eobbi, Liberty University Intern 

As we enter into the month of June, we celebrate the history of Juneteenth in a place that signifies the beginning of an end. Appomattox, Virginia has a unique connection to Juneteenth as it was the location of the first set of enslaved people that were freed on April 9, 1865. 

Peer-to-Peer Lunch and Learn with Mission Thrift

We will gather at the Freedom 4/24 and Sports Outreach Meeting Room (2306 Bedford Ave.) for lunch and a time of sharing, followed by a collaborative presentation on the Mission Thrift model, vision and plan. We will conclude by walking across the street for a behind-the-scenes tour of Mission Thrift. Lunch will be provided by SHARE Greater Lynchburg.

SML Good Neighbors Cares for Children of Bedford and Franklin Counties

Written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

Nestled in the heart of Smith Mountain Lake sits a nonprofit organization by the name of SML Good Neighbors. Year-round, SML Good Neighbors serves the children in Franklin and Bedford counties by teaching them good neighbor skills and setting them up for success. 

Peer-to-Peer Lunch and Learn with Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg

We will gather at the GLTC Transfer Station Meeting Room (800 Kemper St, Lynchburg, VA 24501) for lunch and a time of sharing, followed by a presentation by Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg. The topic will be volunteer recruitment, appreciation and retention and Meals on Wheels is preparing takeaway tools for attendees.

Local College Volunteers Collaborate to Plant Food Forest

written by Alyssa Wilson, University of Lynchburg Bonner Intern 

As a senior environmental science major at Randolph College, Eva Hey decided that she wanted to make a difference in her community for her senior project. After studying a heat map to determine what areas are in the highest heat index, Hey settled on the neighborhood of her former elementary school, R.S. Payne Elementary. 

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