CFDRR is excited to welcome our new Board of Directors President for fiscal year 2021-2022, Brian Wilson! Brian has been a dedicated community leader on the CFDRR Board for four years, and has given much highly valued time and energy to our Distribution Committee and as Vice President. We look forward to Brian’s leadership as CFDRR celebrates its 25th year in service to our community.
Southside Soccer Club, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to SSC: Under Phase III COVID-19 restrictions, Southside Soccer Club began fall play in early September 2020. The main field, now without a crippling drainage problem thanks to CFDRR funding, hosted expanded play for U15 and U19 teams. The new drainage system allowed faster overall field drying and turned week-long delays into a day or two following a heavy rain event. In its first season, the field was heavily used by four U15 teams and five U19 teams. Additionally, other teams found space for additional practices. This was a huge boon to over 350 children, their siblings, and families that safely participated in fall games. COVID-19 made the project critical to successful fall play by allowing more space for social distancing during practice and play.
Just Kids Child Development Center, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to JKCDC: The grant award from CFDRR provided developmentally appropriate toys, games, and other items, with an emphasis on increasing the level of diversity we can offer. With the additions, we are better able to foment the social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills children develop daily through play. In addition, we were able to purchase many items that helped our virtual learners and students in our academy.
Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to DPC: The CFDRR grant helped provide 1,128 prescriptions to assist approximately 320 cancer patients in our community needing prescription assistance. The cost of cancer-related prescriptions creates financial concerns for our clients, which can inhibit their cancer treatment. Our assistance allowed clients to have access to medications prescribed to improve their level of pain, nausea, and other discomforts, as well as provide some with a chemotherapy pill. Additionally, it helped to relieve much of the stress and worry about financial concerns regarding the high cost of their medicines, and ultimately improved their quality of life.
Casville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to CVFD: The funds provided by CFDRR were used to purchase eight complete self-contained breathing apparatuses (air pack, bottle, and mask) for our department. This equipment will greatly increase our ability to help protect our rescue personnel and the citizens in our community. Without the tremendous generosity of CFDRR, we would be unable to purchase much of our needed equipment. On behalf of our community and our firemen, we sincerely thank you for the tremendously generous donation you have given us.
Westside Cardinals Youth Football League, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to WCYFL: The CFDRR grant has had a tremendous impact on our organization. Several of the organization’s needs have been met including modern safety equipment, uniforms, and an AED machine. The football program provides meaning in some of these young men’s lives who would not otherwise have hope. This grant helped relieve the monetary burden and, in return, allowed us to focus more on other areas, helping us grow as an organization.
Danville Church-Based Tutorial Program, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to DCBTP: To combat the missed time in school due to COVID-19 and help students who need the most assistance, we provided a Summer Enrichment Program for Math and Reading, funded by CFDRR. This program, IXL Math & Reading, is all online. The math and reading component of this program is used to remediate and enrich students’ skills. Our consultants monitor student progress online. Students are rewarded for mastering eight objectives every two weeks.
Virginia Dental Association Foundation, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to VDAF: The overall goal of the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, supported by a CFDRR grant, is to restore eligible seniors and adults with disabilities to good oral health. DDS matches them with volunteer dentists, specialists, and dental laboratories that provide comprehensive treatment free of charge in their private offices and clinics. Mr. WS is a 64-year-old male who suffers from Type II Diabetes, hypertension, and Stage 4 kidney disease. He is also the primary caregiver for his wife, who recently had brain surgery and requires full-time care. Life is quite challenging for Mr. WS, and caring for his dental needs through the DDS program has been a great relief to him.
Community Improvement Council – Head Start, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to CIC: Even though we are uncertain of the degree to which COVID has placed stress on our children and families, we are certain it had an impact on social and emotional development. Teaching staff completed five weeks of the Conscious Discipline course, funded by CFDRR, giving real life examples on how to be proactive and not reactive to behavior problems. The teaching staff now have additional resources to support students experiencing the effects of traumatic events. We believe this training and curriculum was implemented in our program at the perfect time.
City of Danville – Department of Social Services, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to DSS: This year has been extremely difficult for many families due to job loss and/or reduced hours resulting from the effects of COVID-19. The funds provided by CFDRR made it possible to assist seventy-five adults and fifty-four children to avoid homelessness by providing them with adequate housing.