Welcome to the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace!
We have at least a couple more months of cold weather, and our communities need our help.
Needed: New or gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, sleeping bags
From January 22nd to February 5th, bring your donations to one of the following collection locations:
Grainger 112, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville VA 23909
Real Living Cornerstone Realty, 238 North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901
Tarrant’s Café, 1 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Tricycle Gardens, 2314 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
Please share widely. Thanks!
NEEDED: HATS, SCARVES, COATS, GLOVES, BLANKETS, SLEEPING BAGS
From Project Curator Stuart Nicholson:
With temperatures reaching as low as 6 degrees in some areas of Central Virginia, businesses are reducing hours or closing, as travelling and faring in the cold is treacherous.
I work food delivery and I can’t count anymore how many people I have seen huddled under piles of blankets at bus stops or under small canopies. With the number of homeless people in the area and even more families unable to heat the homes they have, what kind of message of peace does it send if we just overlook those less-fortunate around us?
True to our principle of Action, Writing For Peace – Central Virginia is hitting the streets and faring the dropping temperatures to announce our Winter Warmth Drive. Throughout January, we will be collecting gently-used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, sleeping bags, whatever you have to give make the winter a little more bearable for everyone.
Watch here for more details coming soon regarding drop-off locations in RVA and Farmville, and specific dates.
How much you love your life is what every life is worth! – Brian Yorkey, If/Then; 2013
What does Peace mean to you?
We would love for you to join us in this conversation, one that needs to happen more now than ever!
Check out the full details on our Current Projects page!
If you're interested in submitting a video for inclusion in Peace Vines:
- Make your video, no more than two minutes, talking from the heart about what peace means to you.
- Upload your video as Unlisted to Youtube
- Then send the link for your video, with the words Peace Vines in the subject line, to the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace at the following email: wfpcentralvirginia (at) gmail (dot) com
For the camera shy, you don't have to appear on the video. We'll happily edit images with your audio.
(If you've already agreed to submit a Peace Vines video, if we could get those by January 15th, that'd be awesome! <3 Thank you for sharing your wisdom!)
We can't wait to hear from you! Peace, y'all!