The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To help prevent prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality through research, education, and advocacy programs.
The March of Dimes puts on two major events a year. Our premier event is March for Babies, which is a fundraising event to raise money help have healthy babies. Walks around Charlottesville are hosted in Orange County, Culpeper, Fauquier, and Charlottesville. This event needs companies, individuals, and organizations to help raise money through fundraising and sponsorship. The day of the event is a 5 mile walk that draws participants from all over to come out and walk for healthy babies. Our second event is the Charlottesville Signature Chefs Auction. This is a Gala that features restaurants from around the area of Charlottesville, a silent and live auction, much more. The March of Dimes in Virginia give $.83 on every dollar raised back to the local community.