You love RVA, we love RVA, let’s spread the love this holiday season by creating a little joy. We’re paying it forward and creating joy with good deeds of every size and we want to inspire others to do the same. Join us for #CreateJoyRVA and together we’ll make a greater impact.
See how these RVA all-stars are lending their unique talents to the cause.
Richmond Region Tourism
Visit Richmond's Santa Returns – Be on the look out for Visit Richmond's very own Santa Claus spreading joy around the city. He may buy your cup of coffee, pick up the tab at lunch, or do a little dance on demand to #CreateJoyRVA.
Find out fun things to do in RVA this holiday season:
RVA Coffee Stain
RVA Coffee Stain Abandons Art to #CreateJoyRVA – Stay glued to @RVACoffeeStain on Twitter during the week of December 14 to snag an original cartoon for yourself and one to share from Richmond's own Doug Orleski, the man behind RVA Coffee Stain, along with some piping hot Early Bird Biscuits. In the meantime, you can catch Doug's weekly cartoon in Style Weekly, more frequently on his blog or in local Richmond shops just in time for holiday gifting.
Richmond Christmas Mother Fund
Established Fund Gives Thousands of Meals & Children’s Gifts – Did you know over 40% of Richmond children live below the poverty line? The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund, run by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, brings joy and cheer to underprivileged families in RVA. And, our friend and partner Katherine Winch, CEO of The Mom Complex, is this year’s Christmas Mother. We’re proud to support her in raising funds this year to support organizations like the The Salvation Army Central Virginia and FeedMore help to #CreateJoyRVA.
Pasture & Comfort
Pasture & Comfort Owners Create Joy for Children in Virginia Foster Care – The folks from Pasture and Comfort are partnering with Case For Hope, a non-profit started by owner Michele Jones along with @ConnectingHearts and @FACES of Virginia Families to collect unwrapped gifts for children in Virginia Foster Care. Support them with a donation to create joy for children in need this holiday season.
Boho Cycle Studio
RVA Indoor Cycle Studio Surprises and Delights Riders – The fitness gurus at RVA's indoor cycling studio are joining in the fun to #CreateJoyRVA to surprise and delight riders the week of December 21-26 with giveaways and prizes! And, the joy won't stop there, as they are also participating in the RVA Fitness Give to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Richmond.
Joining #CreateJoyRVA is Easy
Here are a few ideas:
Pay for someone’s movie treat (just don’t block the barcode).
Pay someone’s toll or give the booth operator handwarmers.
Leave a nice note to cheer someone up.
Bring a meal or treat to a neighbor or friend.
Donate your kid’s outgrown coats and jackets.
Furry friends need love too!
See what RVA is doing to #CreateJoyRVA
How are you creating joy in RVA? If you’re already doing community service, volunteer work, or giving back—that’s great! Add our hashtag, #CreateJoyRVA, to share your story and give others ideas for their act of kindness.