It has often been said that the most important word in the college’s name is “community” and over the last few weeks Reynolds faculty, staff and students have been carrying on the tradition of helping out the less fortunate in our community.
With the winter cold fast approaching, the college created a “warming tree” to collect hats, mittens, gloves, scarfs, infant items and personal hygiene items that were donated to Richmond’s Family Lifeline organization. Located in the City of Richmond, Lifeline is designed to bring health and hope directly into the homes of Central Virginia’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors. Over 200 items were donated to help assist some of our community’s needy in the upcoming months.
A number of Reynolds employees also volunteered recently at the Salvation Army of Central Virginia distribution center as part of the Angel Tree program, which assists thousands of parents in Central Virginia with emergency assistance. According to the Salvation Army, for many kids, the gifts they receive through Angel Tree will be the only ones they open on Christmas Day.
Also because many of the local elementary schools’ fall school supplies run short throughout the year, Reynolds is conducting a school supply drive. The college hopes to deliver 400 new school supplies including crayons, glue, paper, pencils, notebooks and erasers to the City of Richmond’s Westover Hills Elementary School in January.