The Season of Giving

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The UVA Research Park is working with community organizations and our tenant companies to support our neighbors in need. We hope you’ll join us!

Questions may be directed to Michele at maichs@uvafoundation.com

donated laptops adorn a table

Tech for Troops

November 30 – December 4, 2020 // 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. // DAC Office (Town Center Two)

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a veteran? Tech for Troops is a national non-partisan veteran’s organization bridging the digital divide. Headquartered in Richmond, they provide in-need veterans and children of veterans with free, refurbished computers and opportunities to partner with businesses that provide training and networking experiences. See techfortroops.org for more info! The Chamber DAC is partnering with Chamber member, Signature Science, LLC in this endeavor. For more information, email Lettie Bien at dac@cvillechamber.com

Donations accepted include:

  • Working and non-working laptops with power adapters
  • Desktop computers
  • Working flat panel monitors (no CRTs please!)
  • iPads and tablets
  • Cell phones
  • Keyboards, mice, and other computer parts
  • File servers and networking equipment
  • Wiring (Cat5 and Cat6)

Adopt an Angel

November 12 – December 10, 2020 // Town Center Four

The Angel Tree matches donors with children from qualified families who are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. Help us bring the magic of Christmas to local children!

How it works:

  • Select an Angel Tag from the Angel Tree located in the lobby of Town Center Four or via our new virtual tree.
  • Place all unwrapped donations for each child into a bag
  • Securely tape the Angel Tag (with the child’s unique numeric code) to the bag
  • If you purchase an item that is too large to fit into a bag, write the angel code on a piece of paper and tape to the item
  • Remove the bottom portion of the Angel Tag and retain for tax receipt purposes
  • Place unwrapped gifts under our Angel Tree no later than December 10, 2020. The Salvation Army will pick them up!
  • If a large item is listed on a tag, do not feel obligated to purchase the item — any gift will be appreciated
  • No candy, please!

Be a Hunger Hero

November 2 – December 23, 2020 // Success Studio North (Town Center Four)

Help feed our neighbors in need. Success Studio North is collecting food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank which provides nutritious food to local children, seniors, and families at risk of hunger.

Healthy Food Wishlist:

  • All donations should be non perishable. NO GLASS, PLEASE!
  • Proteins such as canned tuna, salmon or chicken, peanut butter, beans, and canned nuts
  • Dairy items such as canned, evaporated, or powdered milk are in high demand
  • Fruits and vegetables including 100% juice in boxes and cans, low- or no-sodium canned vegetables, and fruits in light syrup or fruit juice
  • Boxed pasta, rice, cereal, canned soups and stews, and macaroni and cheese are some other items that are always appreciated
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