From Al Midgett:
In the spring of each year we ask our membership to reach out into the community and present us with opportunities to support organizations and individuals with plans to help local kids in Hampton Roads. At our April membership meeting we listened and then took action.
We met with “For Kids” a local non-profit that supports homeless children. The Noblemen contributed $2000.00 to send 80 kids to summer camp!
Untamed Spirit serves special needs children and adults through equine therapy on a 25-acre farm in rural Virginia Beach. The Noblemen supported their program with a donation of $1200.00
Young Life and Young Life Capernaum is an outreach to middle and high school kids and also kids with different abilities. They build relationships and friendships experiencing life together, creating lasting memories!
At Young Life Club and Capernaum Club, kids get the chance to be themselves as they sing, dance, play games, laugh, have fun, and hear about the teachings of Jesus Christ!
The Noblemen provided funding for camping and camp banquet with a $2000.00 donation.
Recovery for Life rescues and empowers children, teens and adults who struggle with addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Recovery for Life was founded over 20 years ago. They believe that providing a safe atmosphere for people to discuss their struggles as they learn to solve issues and get better, utilizing solution focused principles, the 12 steps program and prayers for inner healing. By providing child care they seek to work with the whole family.
The Noblemen donated $2000 in support of their children’s programs.
WE ARE VB is a not-for-profit organization committed to building a Virginia Beach community where kindness matters. WE ARE VB will pursue impactful initiatives and programs within our community.
They are founded on the beliefs that kindness matters and small changes can grow into movements. Unity of effort only strengthens our community. They believe that each of us has the power to make life better for another, and through WE ARE VB, they create the power to affect real change in Virginia Beach.
The Noblemen funded their request for $1500.00 in support of their programs at local Virginia Beach High Schools!
I Need A Lighthouse’smission is to significantly reduce the loss and suffering of teen and young adult depression along with suicidal behavior utilizing educational programs and community partnerships.
The Noblemen fulfilled their request with a donation of $500.00
Tidewater Youth Services Commissionoperates The Crisis Intervention Home. “CIH” offers an alternative to secure detention and serves as an emergency shelter for youth aged 13-17. The program works to stabilize youth and their families and helps them to clarify and resolve crisis situations. As an intensive short-term crisis intervention program, CIH works to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive living environment until the youth returns home or a more permanent placement can be found. The length of stay at the Crisis Intervention Home can range from one night to several months, based on the individual situation.
Every year The Noblemen provide Christmas to these challenged Teens and recently provided funding in the amount of $1500.00 to support renovations at their Intervention home in Virginia Beach.
Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, Inc (SMILE) is a non-profit organization geared towards providing children who have been impacted by a life-threatening condition with therapeutic and assistive medical devices that enhance their quality of life. These services are typically cost prohibitive for these families.
The Noblemen provide $1600.00 for the purchase of “safe beds” for the prevention of sleep related deaths.
Junior Achievementis the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Their innovative programs blend technology with the expertise of local professionals, who volunteer to visit schools to inspire and prepare young people from Kindergarten through 12th Grade to succeed in a global economy.
The Noblemen supports their program with a donation of $1500.00
Equi-kids is a therapeutic Riding program for special needs kids that provides disabled riders with a feeling of independence that is limited in their everyday life.
The Noblemen provided funding of $2000.00 towards the purchase of a new specialized saddle to be utilized at their facility.
Love and Caring Ministrieswas founded by Maria Santos over 22 years ago when her heart broke observing the local homeless community. She created a home in Virginia Beach for homeless and abused women. Since many of these women had children, she also created rooms for women to “live in” with their children.
The Noblemen provided $1500.00 for a bedroom upgrade to better serve the current residents.
Judeo Christian Outreach Center “JCOC” offers second chances to people in crisis. Their mission is to empower homeless families, individuals and veterans to recover from crisis situations and return to being self-supporting, productive, and independent members of our community. They provide housing location and financial assistance, educational resources and employment services so that clients have the best chance to obtain permanent housing and sustainable employment. Most importantly we serve as advocates and support system to help our clients transition out of crisis and into a new life.
The Noblemen provided $1000 towards funding to support their work with families.
The Beach Bags program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and over school breaks, including the long summer breaks. Since the program was founded in 2009, more than 90,000 Beach Bags have been distributed. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 19,000 Beach Bags were provided to our neediest students.
The Noblemen donated $1000.00 towards the purchase of wholesale food for the Beach Bags program.
All Night Grad program at Virginia Beach High Schools provides drug and alcohol-free parties after graduation in a safe environment. The goal is to ensure that freshly graduated teens are provided with food, entertainment and prizes until the morning dawns, thus living to see another day.
The Noblemen donated $1000.00 to be divided amongst all of the VB High Schools equally.
Preston’s March for Energy’sMission is to provide children with special needs access to freedom, fun and physical exercise that an adaptive bike will provide. Their goal is to promote inclusion, and to educate the community stressing the importance of physical fitness in the special need’s population.
The Noblemen funded Isaiah’s new bike for $1800.00
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many children with autism, he often suffered from sensory overload, simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard and “Izzy” steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah.
Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy and began to host day camps at the beach where children with autism and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.
The Noblemen supports Surfer’s Healing through specialized surfboard donations as well we providing tents for their event in late summer. Also, a financial donation in the amount of $2000.00 to support the local program.
Team Hoyt VB is a sub-chapter of The Hoyt Foundation,
Team Hoyt - Rick was born in 1962 to Dick and Judy Hoyt. As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rick’s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Dick and Judy were advised to institutionalize Rick because there was no chance of him recovering, and little hope for Rick to live a “normal” life. This was just the beginning of Dick and Judy’s quest for Rick’s inclusion in community, sports, education and one day, the workplace.
Team Hoyt VB is an all-volunteer chapter of Team Hoyt located in Virginia Beach. They strive to spread Dick and Rick's (founders) message of inclusion so that physically and mentally challenged children and adults can experience the joy of competitive running.
The Noblemen have supported Team Hoyt VB from the “get go” providing racing wheel chairs and volunteering @ their many event that they participate in.
A financial donation of $1400.00 was given for the funding of additional infrastructure.
A great big “Thank You” to all the members and local non profits that allowed The Noblemen to learn and support these great initiatives!