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 email@example.com. 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: Blue Ridge Free Clinic
The Blue Ridge Free Clinic in Harrisonburg is a nonprofit, all-volunteer clinic that offers a bridge to health, no cost medical care, and medication assistance to anyone in need. The clinic is hosting a Night of Musical Medicine benefit concert on Saturday, May 6th at Court Square Theater. All proceeds will support the Blue Ridge Free Clinic!
More information is available on the Court Square Theater website, or you can follow the Blue Ridge Free Clinic Facebook page.
Community Connection: Anicira Veterinary Center
Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is a veterinary hospital that works to end animal suffering and provides accessible and affordable veterinary care. Through their assistance programs, they offer veterinary services for the most vulnerable pets in the community – those with nowhere else to go. Anicira’s Pet Food Pantry distributes thousands of nutritious meals to pets each month.
You can learn more about their veterinary services and assistance programs that support pet families on their website, anicira.org.
Community Connection: Court Square Theater
Court Square Theater is a nonprofit in Harrisonburg serving as the community’s performing arts venue and cinema.
The theater hosts live events such as community theater productions, multi-cultural events, dance recitals, live bluegrass concerts- as well as local and regional bands of varying genres, stand-up comedy shows, civic organization gatherings, world premieres, documentaries, award-winning films and independent movies. They have also launched an education component called ACT ONE, which includes summer camps for rising 1st-12th grade students as well as theatrical productions for adults and students.
These productions provide anyone from the community the opportunity to learn any aspect of stage production- performing and technical skills. The entire event calendar, casting calls, and more information is online at courtsquaretheater.org.
Court Square Theater is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.
Community Connection: Foxfield Races
Foxfield Races, located in Albemarle County, is celebrating its 44th year. New and returning attendees are invited to the annual Spring Race, happening on Saturday, April 29th at Foxfield.
As a community-focused nonprofit, Foxfield welcomes everyone from local corporate community partners to attendees traveling from states away. Their philanthropic partner for the spring races is Camp Holiday Trails. Proceeds from the races help support the camp and through their partnership, they hope to spread awareness of their mission and work in the community.
More information about Camp Holiday Trails and Foxfield’s Spring Races is online at foxfieldraces.com.
Foxfield Racing is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.
Community Connection: The Front Porch
The Front Porch is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting everyone through music. You are invited to Sing! Strum! Play! Create! – summer camp for ages 4-8 that includes music, games, visual art, dancing, outside play as well as weekly field trips. Participants can choose from nine weeks of camp, each with a different theme.
More information is at frontporchcville.org.
The Front Porch is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.
Community Connection: Shalom Farms
Shalom Farms is a nonprofit organization in Richmond working together to build healthy communities by growing and sharing healthy food.
The Farm is excited to announce that their annual on-farm gala, Savor Shalom, is back! You are invited to join on Saturday, May 6th from 6-9pm at their Powhatan Farm. Event attendees can enjoy live music, creative cocktails, a silent auction, small plates prepared with produce from the farms, and more. Proceeds from this special evening on the farm will benefit their food access, education, and advocacy efforts in 2023.
More information about Savor Shalom is on their website, shalomfarms.org.