Give to Your Community

If you would like to help those less fortunate in our community, consider a donation to a local nonprofit organization or charity. Our region is home to many tax-exempt organizations that serve individuals who are struggling to meet basic needs, including shelter, medical care, food and clothing. A partial listing of organizations is below. To be listed, organizations may submit a request to Elva Collins.


Access Now
Provides access to specialty medical care for uninsured patients of participating safety net clinics so that no patient goes without care for lack of a willing provider.

Provides shelter and support to adults experiencing homelessness.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Provides walk-in and street outreach services to people experiencing homelessness, connecting them with diversion, shelter and housing.

Eastern Henrico Fish
Renders short-term emergency services, including food, clothing and financial assistance for rent/utilities.

Provides healthy meals and hope for a better tomorrow to Central Virginians who face hunger.

Flagler Housing & Homeless Services
Provides rapid rehousing assistance to homeless families, individuals, youth and veterans in Greater Richmond and the Tri-Cities.

Gayton Care Ministries
Operates a food pantry to help neighbors in need in western Henrico and nearby Goochland; currently the pantry is open every other Tuesday for drive-thru service.

Henrico County Christmas Mother
Henrico Christmas Mother was founded in 1942 and recognized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 1962. The organization provides charitable relief for thousands of low-income Henrico County residents during each holiday season. Qualifying recipients receive food and shop for new clothing, books, toys, and other needed items. 40% of program expenses are dedicated to hunger relief. Henrico County public schools provide the bulk of donated canned and packaged food through food drives.

Henrico County Homelessness Prevention & Assistance
Provides assistance with rapid rehousing, shelter, case management and/or assistance with eviction prevention through partnership with nonprofit organizations.

Works to end homelessness for over 500 households each year, getting them back on the road to stability with safe, decent and affordable housing.

Plans and coordinates the use of data within homeless services for the region.

Housing Families First
Rapidly rehouses families experiencing homelessness, provides emergency shelter and support through the Hilliard House.

Lamb’s Basket
Provides food to needy families in Henrico County.

Moments of Hope Outreach
Provides tents, sleeping bags, and emergency motel stays for those experiencing homelessness, and weekly community outreach events providing free lunch, groceries, health screenings, and prayer.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church Food Pantry
Provides those in need with two prepacked bags in a drive-up service distribution on Saturdays; sign-up is required.

Salvation Army of Central Virginia
Provides shelter to families experiencing homelessness.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Provides food, basic household items, and financial assistance to help break the cycle of poverty.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Provides direct services in addition to supporting many community non-profits.

Virginia Supportive Housing
Provides permanent supportive housing to adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

Welborne Community Pantry
Provides those in need living in zip codes 23229, 23238, 23226, 23294, 23228 and 23233 with prepacked bags in a drive-up service; held on Mondays 5-6:30 p.m.

YWCA of Richmond
Provides in-person therapeutic counseling, hotline support and hospital accompaniment to adult survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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