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January 2012 Philanthropy Blog

14 Feb 2012 10:10 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)

The Noblemen were honored to give Recovery for Life a $2000 gift. Recovery for
Life is a non-profit organization here in Hampton Roads who offer counseling and programs for people struggling with addiction and compulsive disorders. Recovery for Life has helped thousands of local people work through the complications of addiction and offered them a better road. Dr. Paul Hardy is the founder of Recovery for Life and a proud member of The Noblemen as well!

Every year The Noblemen have the amazing opportunity to partner with Edmarc Hospice For Children to provide Christmas to families who have a child in hospice care and may be facing their last Christmas. This year Edmarc asked us to also assist in helping a young woman facing a very high risk pregnancy. The young lady was ordered to be on bed rest for the final five months of her pregnancy. She depleted all of her savings during this time and was unable to work. She gave birth to a little girl on Christmas Eve who died an hour later. Due to the many complications of the pregnancy and birth the mother was still not able to return to work for another six weeks. The Noblemen made a financial gift to help her pay for bills and expenses while she recovers from this tragedy and waits for the opportunity to be able to go back to work again.



We were happy to write checks to our good friend Bob Lane to cover the expenses of Sports Super Kids for the conclusion of the 2011 Sports Super Kids / Washington Redskins football season (also mentioned in our October 2011 Philanthropy Blog). Every year Bob takes children who have cancer on unforgettable weekend trips to Washington D.C. They tour national monuments and museums in the D.C. area, stay in a local hotel and end the weekend with a trip to a Washington Redskins home game. Bob has exclusive at Redskins games and is able to take the children into the locker room after each game to meet the players and get autographs. Bob has been taking sick children to every Redskins home game for almost 20 years. He is a true Hampton Roads hero and The Noblemen are honored to continue to support Sports Super Kids by covering the weekend expenses every season. Hail to the Sports Super Kids!

he Noblemen Toy Drive gifted toys to over 3000 local children this year who were in need of some extra Christmas love! The toy drive has been funded every year by the Tracy Reuss Glasheen foundation. Tracy was the inspiration for The Noblemen Toy Drive and particularly the reason why we incorporate our children into the toy gifting (ask a Noblemen member to tell you the story some day because it is awesome). We are so excited to announce that the Tracy Reuss Glasheen foundation raised several thousand dollars at the end of 2011 that will be used to continue to supply The Noblemen Toy drive with supplies and cover expenses for several more years. Special thanks to ALL of Tracy's family! We love you!


The NobleTeens continues to be one of the biggest and most exciting initiatives within our organization and now have chapters in ALL of the public high schools in Virginia Beach! Each chapter has been supplied with a $500 budget by The Noblemen to help fund philanthropic projects. Each of the 12 chapters of The NobleTeens also has Noblemen and NoblemWomen participating and mentoring the groups. There are now over 500 NobleTeens in Virginia Beach! The leaders of the NobleTeens chapters met in January for their first annual leadership summit. It was an awesome event where the teens discussed projects on which they are currently working and discussed plans for the upcoming year. Look out Hampton Roads because a new army of philanthropists is gaining some serious momentum!


Thank you for reading this latest edition of our philanthropy blog! Please check back in early March to read about some of the wonderful things that happened in the month of February!


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