Consider an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution to The Blue Ridge Women’s Center

If you have an IRA and have reached the age of 70 ½ years old, you can make a gift through an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution. It helps you and it helps the Blue Ridge Women’s Center HOW IT HELPS YOU: It can lower your taxable income and count towards your Required Minimum Distribution. HOW IT HELPS BRWC: We can put your gift to use right away in providing important funding to the Blue Ridge Women’s Center. It is that time of year when many of...

Kroger shoppers: Designate us as your charity!

If you designate BRWC as your charity of choice, every time you shop Kroger donates a percentage of your purchase to us. Supporting BRWC is that easy – and it doesn’t cost you anything extra! Here’s how you can do it: Go to KrogerCommunityRewards.comBelow the I’m a Customer section, click View DetailsSign in or create an accountSearch for VG701 or Blue Ridge Women’s CenterClick Enroll You’re done! Thank you for partnering with our ministry! ...

Regarding Saturday’s Walk for Life – a Note from Terrie

You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go and let life happen. Earlier this week we learned that Wiley Drive will be closed during our time at Smith Park. Parking will be tight, our walk direction needed to be changed due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and we missed applying for a needed permit. Whew – thanks for letting me vent. Now I am letting go and...

Spirit FM Diaper Drive

Help at a diaper drive at Bonsack Walmart, hosted by SpiritFM, from 10am-2pm on April 26th. We need 8-10 adults present for each shift.  Children must be supervised at all times! More details coming soon. Hand out flyers to customers entering the store and announce “Donate diapers and wipes to women & babies in our community!!” Accept purchased diapers and wipes as people leave the store. ...

General Admin Work

There are many behind-the-scenes tasks that make a difference – can you lend a hand? errands – mailings & postage purchase; supply purchases; drop offs & pick upswriting thank you lettersdata entryphone callsprepare baby bottles for outgoing campaigns ...

Data entry for Baby Bottle Campaigns

It may seem like a small task, but it’s important! Come to the Center to enter names and contact info into the database from Baby Bottle campaigns. Task is normally about 2-3 hours a week during winter and spring; less during summer and fall. ...

Baby Bottle Processing Team

Every month as churches complete their Baby Bottle Campaigns, we need teams who are willing to come in regularly to help us. A team can be 2-3 volunteers or more who wish to volunteer on a semi-regular basis. This could be a set weekly time for a couple hours, or 5-10 hours a month as your schedule allows. This team would: empty bottles of coins into coin bagssort cash, checks, and drawing slipsprepare depositkeep records of what has been processedprepare bottles for...

Do Life with Me Mentor

This mentorship program is designed to match clients with a coach/cheerleader who can encourage, really listen and remind her that there is HOPE. The mentor will be willing to be a safe, encouraging and regular presence in the client’s life. As a mentor, you are willing to spend at least one year in the client’s life meeting her on a regular basis at local coffee shops, restaurants, parks, etc. You would want to spend time with her to listen because you’re eager to empower her to do...

Pregnancy Options Counselor

When a woman walks through the doors of Blue Ridge Women’s Center, she’s often feeling scared, alone and unsure what to do. We meet her with love, hope and support. No matter what choice she makes, it will change her life forever. While we recognize it’s a woman’s legal right to choose, we want her to know the truth about all her options before making her choice. Counselors provide support, resources, answer questions and provide information about each of the...