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November 2011 Philanthropy Blog

28 Nov 2011 11:03 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

 Thank you for checking in on the November edition of The Noblemen Philanthropy Blog! We had an awesome month that finished with a great Thanksgiving complete with a Turkey Trot! Read on Noble friends....

 The Holiday Season is in full swing with The Noblemen as we are gearing up
for our annual Toy Drive! We expect to give toys to over 3000 local children
this year in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and The Peninsula. We have
placed several hundred of our official "Noblemen Toy Boxes" in businesses
around Hampton Roads and are excited to have them fill up with lots of toys
for local girls and boys! We are honored to have had a major load of toys
come in on Thanksgiving morning this year when The Noblemen were the
beneficiaries of "Charlie's Toy Drive" at the first annual "Charlie Normile's Turkey Trot". Charlie was a 2 1/2 year old boy who died in a tragic accident this past Spring. Charlie's family decided to honor him through the creation of the Thanksgiving day "Turkey Trot". The event was a huge success with over 500 runners of all ages participating in the events. Captain Christmas,
Princess Mistletoe and several Noble volunteers hung out for the morning and collected a ton of great toys that will go to great local kids this Christmas. It was a truly awesome way to spend Thanksgiving morning!

 Earlier in November The Green Run NobleTeens did an extremely Noble Deed for a fellow student. The NobleTeens chapter got word of a student in their school who was homeless and living in a car with her mother. The NobleTeens asked for help and The Noblemen sprung into action! The Noblemen were able to help the family pay for a deposit for an apartment and asked our membership if anyone had any furniture that they could donate. Our members stepped up and filled up a trailer at our November membership meeting with all kinds of home furnishings. One of the most Noble members of our group purchased a laptop computer for the young lady and has offered to purchase ANY other furnishings that the family needs for their new apartment. Great job Noblemen and NobleTeens, this is truly the essence of what our organization is all about!
 Every The Noblemen are happy to help another great local non-profit organization, Friends of the Elderly provide Thanksgiving meals to many families in Hampton Roads who would otherwise go without. Thanks so much to Friends of the Elderly for facilitating this great platform that helps The Noblemen reach out and assist local families who are in need at Thanksgiving!

The Noblemen Toy Drive is one of the largest efforts that our organization puts on and there are always lots of wonderful stories to tell about the wonderful people we meet and the magic that occurs. The Noblemen are happy to be working with a new organization this year called W.A.L.K.I.N. (We All Love Kids In Need) run by a local hero named Arlette Johnson. Arlette is a mother of 4 and Grandmother of 13 who has hosted a Christmas party for needy children for over 20 years. Arlette expects to host over 500 children to her party this year! Arlette served as the director of Horizons Unlimited for 14 years before being laid off in 2010 when the organization lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal funding. This only provided Arlette with the opportunity to focus more of her time and attention on providing great local kids with Christmas. We love what Arlette is doing and are excited to support her efforts! Captain Christmas salutes you!
 The NobleTeens are off to a tremendous start in 2011 and have another fantastic project coming up that will involve ALL of The NobleTeens chapters! The NobleTeens chapters have all been working very hard throughout the month of November at their schools to gather toys for The Noblemen Toy Drive and on December 7th they are going to "Stuff the Bus!" A group of NobleTeens are going to travel on a school bus to each of the  public high school that hosts a NobleTeens chapter and Stuff the Bus full of all of the toys they have collected before delivering them back to Captain Christmas' Toy Headquarters. We cannot thank all of the NobleTeens enough for their hard work on behalf of the toy drive!


Thank you for checking in with us and reading this latest edition of The Noblemen Philanthropy Blog. Please do not forget to check back next month as December is already full of philanthropic adventures! Please have a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to updating you again next month!

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