Ways to Support Us       
There is no charge to attend meetings, use our lending library or receive the newsletter. No one is expected to donate. The Compassionate Friends RVA is self-supporting through Love Gifts made in memory of a child, monetary donations made directly to the chapter or through the United Way, gifts-in-kind, and fundraising. Occasionally we receive donations from organizations or businesses in the RVA community. We are a tax exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. These donations enable us to be here for the families that need us.
Chapter funds are used for:
  • Welcome Packets for new members
  • Chapter phone 
  • Website and community outreach
  • Purchasing TCF brochures and printing of other materials
  • Candle Lighting service expenses
  • Lending library
  • Expenses for the Walk to Remember
  • Annual dues to TCF national 
  • Training for chapter leadership, including conference attendance
Our chapter is run by volunteers and we are always looking for people to help out with the various functions and events. If you have an interest, please reach out to the chapter co-leaders or to any member of the Steering Committee. Volunteering to help does not mean you have to make a long-term commitment. You can volunteer to help with just one event. 

To make a donation by mail:
The Compassionate Friends RVA  
P.O. Box 36443
Richmond, VA 23235

To donate online:

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There are ways to support the chapter that will not cost you anything!
Do you shop at Kroger?
We are in Kroger’s Community Rewards program and when you link your Kroger card to our chapter, Kroger will donate a percentage of what you spend. You simply need to enroll your card and select The Compassionate Friends #1422 or enter our non-profit (NPO) number of PQ998
To enroll your card:
    • Pick up a Kroger Plus card at any Kroger service desk - you can ask Customer Service to link your card or you can:
    • Click on Sign In / Register
    • Sign up by inputting your zip code or clicking on your favorite Kroger store
    • Once verified, click on My Account
    • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards
    • Enter our non-profit number of PQ998 or The Compassionate Friends #1422
Do You Shop On Amazon?
If you do, please make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile. Click here to start your purchase at the Amazon Smile page or select The Compassionate Friends Chapter #1422 as your charity. Search for it in the search bar and then select us. Be sure to bookmark our Amazon Smile page and use it every time you shop on Amazon!  
Kroger and Amazon will send our chapter a small percentage of your purchases - and it doesn’t cost you anything!  
Please share this information with  your friends and family and encourage them to support the chapter! Thanks in advance

“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are stronger at the broken places.”
- Ernest Hemmingway


Thanks for your support!

In 2015 and 2016, the following individuals, families and organizations have supported our chapter with Love Gifts, monetary donations or donations-in-kind:

Bank of America Giving Campaign
Carol and Steve Szuchy, in memory of son Mike Szuchy
Carolyn and Rick Perrin, in memory of daughter Lindsey Perrin Crider
Darcie Kuzik, in memory of son Jordan Kuzik
Deanna Goldstein
Donald King, in memory of son Ed King
Gwen West, in memory of son Matthew (Slim) West
James River Lions Club
Karen Gill Counseling
Kathy and Chuck Collins, in memory of daughter Tiffanie Collins
Linda Tebault, in memory of daughter Danielle Tebault
Ronda Collins, in memory of daughter Shannon Denise Mitchell
Ruth Booker, in memory of son Chris Booker
Sally and David Cramer, in memory of son Walter R. Cramer
Vanessa Haislip, in memory of daughter Melissa Haislip
Wanda Moser, in memory of son Kevin Lanna

Special thanks to Harold Lanna of Lanna Photography for the use of the photos 
on this website, in memory of his son, Kevin Lanna.



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