Community Connection

Community Connection2021-06-07T14:27:24-04:00

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. We look forward to working with you!

The rules:  Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Community Connection News & Updates

Community Connection: Richmond CASA

Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers, otherwise known as CASA volunteers, are everyday citizens who serve as court advocates for children before the Juvenile Court who have been abused or neglected.

CASA is currently accepting applications for their spring training class – you could make a difference in a child’s life. Richmond CASA is a program of Greater Richmond SCAN. For more information, you can email their volunteer coordinator at or go online.

By |March 27th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: James River Outdoor Coalition

The James River Outdoor Coalition is a nonprofit volunteer organization in Richmond that is focused on improving access to the James River park system by creating universal access points, maintaining hiking trails, and more.

On Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30-2pm they are hosting a gear swap at Bryant Park. You are invited to get rid of your old outdoor gear or find something new to take home. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the James River Park System.

More information is online at

By |March 27th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Community Connection: NAMI VA

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia, also known as NAMI Virginia, is a nonprofit that promotes recovery and improves the quality of life for Virginians living with serious mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

On Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June 30th, NAMI is hosting their annual statewide Mental Health Conference and Youth Summit at the Delta by Marriott in Chesapeake. Speakers include mental health experts and panels include peers of all demographics. The Conference and Summit are open to the public, but registration is required.

More information is on their website

By |March 25th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: NAMI VA

Community Connection: The Skirt Project

The Skirt Project is a women’s empowerment and body positivity movement by Amanda Shrader Photography.

The Skirt Project is hosting the second annual Brunch with Beauties charity event on Sunday, April 30th at Massanutten Creek in Luray. Guests can enjoy a catered brunch, find inspiration from guest speakers, spread positivity, and shop with female-owned businesses and artisans. There are also still opportunities for your business to participate in the Brunch with Beauties event!

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Valley Children’s Advocacy Center. You can find more information online at


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Community Connection: Wayne Theatre

The Wayne Theatre in Downtown Waynesboro is presenting a production of the musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, from Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th and Friday, May 5th -Sunday, May 7th. Alongside a singing cast of characters, this production will feature puppets that will take over the stage.

The Wayne Theatre offers diverse entertainment and enrichment opportunities for audiences and learners of all ages. All proceeds from ticket sales assist in their goal of continuing to bring quality performances, concerts, classes, and programs to the local community and beyond.

You can learn more about Little Shop of Horrors and other upcoming events and classes at the Wayne Theatre by visiting

The Wayne Theatre is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

By |March 24th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Wayne Theatre

Community Connection: Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is a nonprofit museum in Richmond that explores the impact of design in everyday life, inspiring individuals and communities to create a more equitable, beautiful, and productive future. 

On Friday evening, April 14th, the museum is hosting a Mad Hatter Garden Party with a live auction of design experiences and works from local designers and creatives. The Garden Party also includes installations by RVA Fashion week’s Emerging Designers and an award for the attendee with the most inventive hat. All proceeds benefit the Branch Museum and helps support local designers.

More information is available on their website,

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Branch Museum of Architecture and Design