LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Sat Oct 19 9:00 am This year’s walk, scheduled for October 19th, will begin at Richmond City Jail as usual. This year’s theme is “Working together to Reduce Recidivism”.
If you are not familiar with this event, The Long Walk to Freedom is designed to achieve two goals: 1) raise awareness of the challenges facing released prisoners and 2) raise funds for programs that provide solutions to these challenges.
The registration fee for the walk is $15 of which $10 goes to the solution provider of your choice and $5 go towards the cost for planning the walk.
Thank you participants!
Have you signed up yet for HandsOn Day with OAR? Do it today, space is limited!
Come get “HandsOn” with OAR during the 2013 HandsOn RVA day! Register at www.handson.org. Project Name: Painting a Second Chance. Space is limited to the first 30 volunteers that register.
Offender Aid and Restoration will be participating in the 3rd Annual Amazing Raise this year!
The Amazing Raise will take place on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 am until Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm. Be sure to check out this video and the ones that follow in the weeks leading up to the Amazing Raise.
For more information, visit giverichmond.org.
We have some exciting news!
OAR will be participating in the VCU Broad Street Mile Fun Run and Festival, which will be hosted by VCU to celebrate its 175th anniversary, on Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road on September 28th.
To support us, all you have to do is register at VCU Broad St. Mile .There are 16 themed one mile fun runs to choose from as well as a list of charities. As a participant, not only can you donate to your favorite charity, you can also choose to have your registration fee donated as well.
All participants will receive a VCU Broad St. Run shirt, prizes will be given out to the top finishers and best costumes of each fun run. Registration is now open. We hope to see you there!
Do you, or someone you know, need dental care, but can’t afford it?
Richmond Smiles provides free emergency dental treatment (exam, fillings, and extractions), and can refer you to local area dentists for continued treatment. Here is their schedule for July. This operates on a first come, first served basis, so you will want to arrive early.
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