Public Service Announcements

Concert by "The Transmitters"
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 13, 2022
Sponsor: The Front Porch

The Front Porch presents a performance by The Transmitters on Saturday, August 13th, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Rivanna River Company in Charlottesville. This show is a part of the Rivanna Roots, an outdoor concert series in partnership with Rivanna River Company, and Sun Tribe Solar. For tickets and more information, go online to Front Porch Cville dot Org.

Summer exhibitions at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 14, 2022
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The July/August exhibitions at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville feature drawings, monotypes, and paintings of the late Polly Rebecca Breckenridge in the Smith Gallery. A celebration of the artist’s life will take place on August 14th from noon to 2 p.m. Other exbibits for the summer include an Artists Residency Program Group Show and the McGuffey Summer Members Show. Go toMcGuffey Art Center dot Com for more information.

2022 World of Bluegrass T-shirt Design Contest
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 15, 2022
Sponsor: International Bluegrass Music Assoc.

The International Bluegrass Music Association is looking for talented artists to submit designs for the 2022 World of Bluegrass t-shirt. They want your design to represent what bluegrass is in your eyes, while conveying the excitement and energy of the World of Bluegrass festival. The winner will receive $250 and two reserved seats to Red Hat Amphitheater performances, and two t-shirts with the winning design. Deadline for submission is August 15th. Go to World Of Bluegrass dot Org for details and to enter.

How to request a PSA on WTJU
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 15, 2022
Sponsor: WTJU

Want free publicity for your non-profit event? WTJU will provide a PSA – a Public Service Announcement – at no charge. E-mail your request to WTJU@Virginia.edu three to four weeks before the event. And be sure to include a phone number or other source for listeners who want additional information. For full guidelines, go to WTJU dot Net and click on the button labeled “About.”

Lending library for tools
Category: 
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Expires: August 16, 2022
Sponsor: Virginia Organizing Project

Charlottesville has recently opened a Tool Library for the community. It's just that - a lending library for tools. Why buy a tool that you'll just use once or twice when you can borrow one? The library also accepts donations of high quality tools in working order. Check out the website for membership fee and volunteer information, location and hours of operation: Cville Tool Library dot com.

Back to School Bash
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 20, 2022
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, in conjunction with Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Fortune Shop, and Hurt City DJ's, will host a Back to School Bash on the front lawn of the heritage center in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 20th, from noon to 4 p.m. Families can gather on the yard for Black business vendors, food, games, music, and community. For more information, visit Jeff School Heritage Center dot Org slash Events.

Concert by "Beleza"
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 25, 2022
Sponsor: The Front Porch

As part of the Rivanna Roots Summer Concert Series, The Front Porch presents Beleza on Thursday, August 25th, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Rivanna River Company in Charlottesville. Beleza is united by musical interests that include samba, funk, soul, blues, bossa nova, jazz and Spanish flamenco. For tickets and more information, go online to Front Porch Cville dot Org.

Splash for a Cure 5K fundraiser
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 27, 2022
Sponsor: Ishan Gala Foundation

Ishan Gala Foundation presents the Splash for a Cure 5K- walk/run and after party with inflatable water slides, crafts, games, food, music and a raffle on Saturday, August 27th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Charlottesville High School. Ishan Gala Foundation is a children’s cancer nonprofit that provides financial assistance, emotional support and comfort to the whole family during and after treatment. For more information, go online to Ishan Gala dot Org.

Common Ground has new summer classes and appointments
Category: 
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Expires: September 02, 2022
Sponsor: Common Ground

Spend your summer with a revitalized body and mind. Common Ground has new yoga and meditation classes, as well as acupuncture and massage appointments on Saturdays. All services are pay-what-you-can. To book classes and appointments, visit Common Ground Cville Dot Org, or call 434 218 7677.

Send support to flooded Kentucky radio station
Category: 
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Expires: September 09, 2022
Sponsor: WMMT 88.7 FM

Fellow radio station WMMT 88.7FM, based in Whitesburg, Kentucky, is seeking community assistance as they rebuild their studio and work to resume broadcast operations after catastrophic flooding in Eastern Kentucky. If you would like to support Real People Radio, you can visit WMMT dot Org. Any support during this time will be greatly appreciated. Again, that’s WMMT dot Org.

Check out this local journalism nonprofit
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Charlottesville Tomorrow

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a local journalism nonprofit that delivers in-depth reporting and analysis that improves local decision-making. Charlottesville Tomorrow expands civic engagement and fosters a vibrant, inclusive community. Check out the latest stories and sign up for the weekly email newsletter at Cville Tomorrow dot org.

Sign up to join this Latinx network
Category: 
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Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Creciendo Juntos

Creciendo Juntos (cres-ee-EN-do HOON-tos) provides a platform for the voices and needs of the Latinx (LA-teen-EX) community in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. The Creciendo Juntos volunteer network strengthens the local community by ensuring that all Latinx individuals have access to the opportunities they need to become resilient leaders. Sign up to be part of the Creciendo Juntos network at C J dash Network dot org.

Get help if drinking too much
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Alcoholiocs Anonymous

A message from Alcoholics Anonymous: Do you ever worry you might be drinking too much? Is your drinking getting out of control? A.A. has a solution. If you need help or just want to know more about recovery from alcoholism, call 434-293-6565 or go online to AA Heart Of VA dot org.

Contact "Help Happens Here" for mental health help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Help Happens Here

Help Happens Here is a network of organizations in Charlottesville and surrounding counties working together to improve mental health and substance use outcomes for our community. Help Happens Here provides resources for mental health, substance use disorders, and much more. Go online to Help Happens Here dot org for valuable information about access to care. For immediate assistance, call their hotline at 434-972-1800.

Blue Ridge Food Bank
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: wtju

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is facing an increased demand for food and needs more helping hands in warehouses and at mobile food pantries. They need healthy, low-risk individuals who are available and eager to help in this challenging time.\ \ Warehouses in Charlottesville have volunteer openings waiting for helpers. To start the volunteer process, go online to B R A F B dot org slash volunteer. Or call 540-280-6588.

Volunteer at Cville Habitat
Category: 
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Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity

In normal times, Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build and rebuild homes and communities while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent, affordable housing. In this season of unprecedented challenges, Cville Habitat is attending to community needs as they emerge while limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Join them by swinging a hammer, helping at the Store, walking alongside Habitat Homebuyers, or a host of other ways. Go online to Cville Habitat dot org.

Services for local Hispanic population
Category: 
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Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Sin Barreras / Without Barriers

Sin Barreras / Without Barriers serves the immigrant community, focusing on the Hispanic population of Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. Through Sin Barreras, you can help create a welcoming community where immigrants thrive. Volunteer opportunities are available for both advanced Spanish speakers and English-only or beginner Spanish speakers. Learn more at Sin Barreras Cville dot com.

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund - Get Help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2023
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Need help paying for an abortion? The Blue Ridge Abortion Fund may be able to help. Call their confidential voicemail at 434-963-0669. Leave a message and a trained staff member will get back to you within 48 hours. That's 434-963-0669. More information is online at Blue Ridge Abortion Fund dot org.

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund - Give Help
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2023
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, and Blue Ridge Abortion Fund continues to fund abortions for Virginians and people traveling to Virginia for abortion care. You can volunteer your time and skills to help keep the organization running. Or raise funds by hosting a house party or benefit event. Learn more online at Blue Ridge Abortion Fund dot org.