Give Thanks to the Lord. For He is good. His love endures forever. -Psalm 118:1
September 11, 2013
Upcoming Events
September 18-19 - The Amazing Raise, a 36 hour online giving event
September  19, 12pm Join us and bring your friends for an Informational Lunch & Tour the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month. 
September 19, 8am - Meet & Greet with CEO Megan Rollins at Fire House 15 Cafe
October 18, 7:30pm - Benefit Concert for B&R, Salisbury Presbyterian Church 
October 18, 6-8pm - Spaghetti Dinner at Fire House 15 Cafe 
October 19, 9am-12pm - Long Walk to Freedom
October 24, 31, November 7, 14 - Beyond Dialogue Series
November 9, 6pm - Boaz & Ruth Gala at the Torque Club at RIR 

Empowering Economy

Get Ready to be Amazing

The Amazing Raise is just one week away! This 36 hour online giving event is a great way for you to show your support for Boaz & Ruth. From 6am on September 18th to 6pm on September 19th, visit and donate to Boaz & Ruth to help us raise funds and win bonus prizes. We'll be in touch soon with details and tips. Please add this day to your calendar and get ready to be amazing!

In the News 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Megan Rollins and Bea Robinson taped a segment for Fox Richmond's Morning Marketplace. Tune in Wednesday, September 18th at 8am to hear them tell the story of Boaz & Ruth. This coincides with The Amazing Raise and brings extra exposure to our organization. Set your DVR's or tune in next week!


Rebuilding Lives 

Congratulations to our Novices

Participants Neal and Raymond were promoted to "Novice" status this week. This means they have been with us for three months and have completed at least three milestones. We are so proud of them! Congratulations, Neal and Raymond!


Special Event

2013 Gala Revs Up

Please join us on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6-10 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway's Torque Club, a neighbor to Highland Park, for our 8th Annual Gala. Celebrate our 11th year of good work with dinner, dancing, auctions and other entertainment, while overlooking a magnificent view of the track. Your participation will help us to raise the necessary funds to continue our mission to rebuild lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs and economic revitalization. For more information and to RSVP, please visit our website or contact Greta Kidd at or 804-928-5737.  


Connecting Community

Our Garden Keeps on Growing

We have determined that a community garden in Highland Park is not only possible, but feasible and much needed. The produce grew abundantly and provided fresh produce to community residents and Fire House 15 Cafe. We continue to see people from the community perusing the garden and harvesting its fruit. Now that we have a better handle on it, we look forward to the harvest of 2014 and will begin planting our fall produce soon. See our update here.


Volunteer Spotlight 

Carolyn: First Impressions Volunteer

Carolyn Scott, a Highland Park resident, serves as our receptionist each afternoon. With her previous experience as a telephone operator, she was a great fit for our First Impressions team. She said, "You need something to get you up in the morning. I live in walking distance and I remembered when Boaz & Ruth opened. I understood they did a lot of good things in the community." Having a sister who is dedicated to working with young inmates, Carolyn has a deep connection to the mission of Boaz & Ruth. Learn more about her here.


Boaz & Ruth participates in United Way (code 5017), the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (code 3491) and Federal employees CFC (code 16046). We'd love to be part of your monthly giving!


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