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Community Connection

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.

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.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email dmoses@wnrn.org. 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!

Community Connection: Anicira Veterinary Center

Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is a nonprofit veterinary hospital providing accessible and affordable medical, surgical,
and dental care. Their veterinary services are open to all, and by choosing Anicira for your pets’ care, you are directly helping pets in need.
Through our assistance programs, they provide veterinary services for the most vulnerable pets in our community—those with nowhere else to go. Anicira’s Pet Food Pantry distributes thousands of nutritious meals to pets each month.

Community Connection: ReadyKids

ReadyKids is a Charlottesville-based nonprofit that provides youth trauma counseling, family support, and early learning opportunities to participants.

Last year, they reached 4,445 kids, families, and early childhood educators in Central Virginia. Through evidence-based, trauma-informed programming, they are working towards a future where every child is learning, healthy, and safe.

Community Connection: Local Food Hub

The Local Food Hub, a Charlottesville based non-profit dedicated to strengthening our local food system through our commitment to local farmers and equitable food access. This year, they boosted their local economy and served nearly 400 community residents through our Fresh Farmacy program. Next year, they hope to double down on their efforts to alleviate hunger and promote nutrition, all while supporting local farms, and you can join them! Now through December 31st, they invite you to help them harvest hope, nourish communities and plan for the future.  More information is online at local foodhub.org. Local Food Hub is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

Community Connection: Lily Pads

LilyPads Housing is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that provides housing to out-of-town families whose children are undergoing treatment at UVA Children’s Hospital. Oftentimes, families must