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Family Comes First

August 4, 2016 2:19 pm

Category: Blog Posts

    When recent client Laura* reached out to THRIVE, she was in a desperate situation. As a single mother of two, Laura had been working 40 hours a week at minimum pay, earning just enough to support her family and cover her basic necessities. But back in March, things took a sudden turn. Out […]

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There’s No Place Like Home

February 16, 2016 1:57 pm

Category: Blog Posts

What makes a home? Is it the sticks of furniture or the carpet? Is it the place you rest your head? Or maybe it’s who you live with – your roommate, spouse, or other family member? For our recent HOMEseek client Ashley*, home was a place that she moved into with her children in a new neighborhood. […]

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NPC International and Pizza Hut Make a Special Delivery

January 19, 2016 4:55 pm

Category: Blog Posts

This winter, Goff Cash, Area General Manager of NPC International, engaged 40 Pizza Hut restaurant locations throughout Hampton Roads in a shoe collection effort for THRIVE’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Program. Thanks to Goff and his team, 700 pairs of shoes were delivered to THRIVE Peninsula! Something as simple as a shoe collection has […]

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CROP Hunger Walk – 2015

September 21, 2015 2:13 am

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 Registration: 1:15 p.m.; Walk: 2:00 p.m. Location: North Riverside Baptist Church 311 Selden Road, Newport News, VA 23606 In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families—both around the world and around the corner. In fact, 25% of […]

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“Lions and tigers, and bears, OH MY!”

September 9, 2015 10:07 pm

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Nope! We’re not referring to “The Wizard of Oz” and the legendary chant of Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tin Man before encountering the Cowardly Lion in the dark forest. We’re listening to the joyful chants from children visiting THRIVE Peninsula when they receive one of the 600 stuffed bears gifted by Northside Christian Church (NCC) Vacation […]

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Love Afire!

August 30, 2015 9:36 pm

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By sharpening the minds, hearts and hands of youth through Imitate 2015 Missions Camp, an explosion of God’s love was created this summer! Joined by nine other local churches, THRIVE Peninsula Partner Seaford Baptist Church served as a hub for 180 students from three different states mirroring Christ to the Hampton Roads’ hungry. Culminating the […]

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Christmas in July

August 21, 2015 11:40 am

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No these aren’t Santa’s elves, but they are just as gleeful! How wonderful to have welcomed to THRIVE a parade of merry youth from the Warwick River Christian Child Care Summer Camp. Encouraged by their theme, “Christmas in July,” these campers arrived bearing gifts of 71 lbs./$122 in value (with more to come) of rice […]

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Making our Basecamp in The Wise

August 4, 2015 7:52 pm

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“Ain’t no mountain high enough” to keep VBS trekkers from wisely lending a helping hand! This summer, at Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown, Vacation Bible School students were challenged to create a mountain of food to help families through the safaris of life. Climbing the thematic Mount Kilimanjaro, over 200 children collected 646.5 lbs. of […]

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