With all that engulfs the national news these days, we can sometimes forget all the people in need within the local community of Hampton Roads. Yet, in this community there are people doing great things to improve the lives of those around them. One awesome example is The We Promise Foundation, which is a local organization committed to helping children.
As We Promise executive director, Rachel Brown, says, "The We Promise Foundation provides support to help children with a single goal: To put smiles on the faces of children by making their dreams come true. We are the charitable arm of Chartway Federal Credit Union and strive to make dreams come true for children who are struggling with degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. Since 1999, we have been able to raise more than $3.0M and help lighten the burden for more than 600 children. We host more than 20 events throughout the year to assist with raising funds. We couldn't do it without the support from our generous donors, and dedicated volunteers!"
The We Promise Foundation is truly a great organization and they can use our help in their mission. There are many ways to get involved with We Promise! You can donate today by going online to www.wepromisefoundation.org. Volunteer or help sponsor one of their many events, help spread the word in our local community, or simply donate items that they can auction off at their 6th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala and 13th Annual Golf Classic.
I also encourage you to become a fan of their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WePromise and help spread the word!