Pop-Up Shop At Darling Boutique Sept. 26 Benefits IN When Carrie Cheatham approached us about a partnership in January, we were thrilled. The Richmond-based artist and advocate founded her greeting card company, Snail. Mail., as a social enterprise benefitting refugee organizations across the country. She offered to donate a percentage of her sales from April 1st to…

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Here’s a chance for you to wear your heart on your sleeve, thanks to IN volunteer Genevieve Lyons (pictured above). Genevieve teamed up with local screen printer Blue Ridge Graphics to create a T-shirt to support nonprofits and promote community solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. They chose two organizations—International Neighbors and Blue…

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Becky Templeman understands the value of neighborliness. As the saying goes, a good neighbor can increase the property value of your home. A realtor by trade, Becky can surely appreciate that. But as one of International Neighbors’ Great Neighbors, she knows that dollars and cents aren’t the only measure—and that our collective efforts can have…

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Being ALL IN is a frame of mind. It’s not always about big money donations (though those are always appreciated, of course!). Instead, it’s about being thoughtful.  Benjamin Randolph loves to garden. He grows a lot of herbs, which he uses for cooking. He figures our refugee and SIV neighbors like to cook with fresh herbs,…

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One way to honor your past and show gratitude for how you got here is to help others get where they need to go. That is why John Gendreau and his wife, Kathryn, decided to go ALL IN by donating a car to International Neighbors.  “We are children of parents whose parents were first generation…

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Bellair Farm

Food is a universal language. This has been proven time and time again by a partnership between International Neighbors and the local Bellair Farm CSA. Now entering its fourth year, the program provides 20 CSA shares—10 funded by IN supporters, and 10 donated as a match by Bellair—to feed refugee families. Because shares can be…

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Scheduled a year in advance, artist Mike Ryan’s exhibit at The Local Restaurant and Catering opened on March 1st. Then COVID-19 happened, and he lost the chance for hundreds more people to see and appreciate his work. Ryan could have chalked up the missed opportunity. But he had another idea: sell his work to help…

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Dear Friends, In the space of three short (yet long) weeks, our lives have changed dramatically. And, in light of Governor Northam’s expanded stay-at-home order earlier this week, it is starting to sink in that this “new normal” is with us for at least the next two months. It is hard to comprehend the impact that two or…

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