September was a busy month at Chartway Promise Foundation as we went all in for the GOLD - the gold of pediatric cancer awareness. Throughout the month, we hosted a variety of Wish and Dream Reveals, fundraising events, and volunteer opportunities with the Promise of creating memorable experiences for medically fragile children and their families.
The month kicked off with the Chartway VB 10 Miler, during which we raised money for the Foundation through peer-to-peer fundraising and our partner J&A Racing and hosted two Wish Reveals with our charity partners. Four-year-old Max received a family fishing charter boat trip in partnership with Hooked on Hope VB. The next day, we surprised Kylie with a trip to Hawaii for her and her family through our partner, Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia.
Next, we were off to the Old Dominion vs. Wake Forest football game, where we presented sixteen-year-old Levi with an omnidirectional virtual reality treadmill in conjunction with our partner, Toby's Dream Foundation. Levi, recently diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, had a leg amputated below the knee. An avid runner and athlete, Levi looks forward to the day when he can run a marathon.
Our Chartway team all pitched in, packing 160 Ready Bags for our partner Roc Solid - the largest number packed at a corporate headquarters. These bags are delivered to hospitals across the country; so when a family receives the devasting news of a pediatric cancer diagnosis, they have everything they need for an unexpected hospital stay.
We wrapped up the month with the exciting Night for Hope, Day for Smiles. This two-day event began with a cocktail party and silent auction where attendees were treated to a fun photobooth, food, beverages, and live music. After hearing a testimonial from Mike Robey, co-founder of Hooked on Hope VB and the parent of a child who suffered through pediatric cancer, donors were inspired to raise their paddles high and support our Promise of joy, hope and smiles. The next day was a beautiful day for golf and a Dream Reveal for little Lily, who wanted to go to Disney World. Through our partnership with Toby's Dream Foundation, Lily heard the good news surrounded by cheering golfers and is on her way to the Magic Kingdom.
It was a wonderful month of collaboration and celebration of the children we serve, raising $300,000 for our 2023 grant awards. Special thanks to the following for their sponsorships during our September Campaign: PSCU, TruStage, VISA, Jack Henry, Q2, Chartway Credit Union, Beach Ford, NAFCU, American Maintenance, Gallagher, PowerPay, J&A Racing, Optima Health, USI, Experian, Merrill Lynch, C&F Mortgage, SWBC, VACUL, Wilary Winn LLC, South Bay Communications, Bayport Credit Union, Marathon Consulting, SUMMS Skip & Collateral Solutions, Beacon Harbor Wealth Advisors, Sinclair Communications, CFS Insight, Sip of the South Mobile Bar, Aramark, Tito's Vodka, Williams Mullen, Community Financial Credit Union, Origence, Eblin Group, Source4, HC3, Commonwealth Credit Union, Vintner's Cellar Winery of Yorktown, Hoffman Beverages, and Doeren Mayhew.
Gratitude and Thanksgiving to all our supporters
Chartway Promise Foundation supports many local partners who serve medically fragile children. But we cannot do our work without you! This year we have seen a huge increase in volunteer opportunities with our companion charities as well as an increase in community support and sponsorships. November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and we want to celebrate you for supporting us this year. Whether you have shared time, talent, or treasure, you have made an impact on the Foundation and more importantly, on the Promise Heroes and families we serve. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude. Running out of ideas for holiday gifts? Give the gift of Joy, Hope and Smiles this holiday season! Donate to Chartway Promise Foundation in the honor of someone special, and we will announce your gift with a beautiful card to the recipient. Scroll through our Holiday Catalog for gifts that will fit everyone on your holiday list.
We have many wonderful partners in the communities we serve. Some are national organizations with high name recognition, others are small, grassroots foundations. Toby's Dream Foundation is the latter. Founded by Joan Steele, Toby’s Dream Foundation is dedicated to bringing joy to children with life-threatening illnesses by granting them a Dream of a lifetime. This charitable foundation is focused on serving children who are treated and referred from Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Since 2010, Chartway Promise Foundation has enjoyed a partnership with Toby's Dream Foundation and has funded hundreds of Dreams for the children they serve. We are always excited when we can help announce a Dream during a big event, like an ODU Football game or J&A Race Event, creating a memorable experience for the "Dreamer" child - and more importantly showing them and their families how much the community supports them. Thank you Joan and Toby's Dream Foundation for everything you do for the medically fragile children of our community.
Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023
You may know Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but do you know Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving and celebrates grassroots fundraising for charities. It is a social media campaign that hopes to attract new donors to a cause. While many of you are not new donors, you can still help with this campaign. We have created a peer-to-peer fundraising site that you can share with friends and family across all social media platforms encouraging them to support you as a fundraiser for Chartway Promise Foundation. Of course, we welcome any donation and are excited to share that we have some anonymous donors willing to match funds collected during the Giving Tuesday campaign. This is a great time to double your impact on the Promise Heroes we serve. Just click here to become a fundraiser or donor. You can also help just by elevating our messages on social media - like or share our posts.