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Foundation Donates Over $156,000 to Local Organizations

Thursday, December 14, 2017  
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   (Front row) DHCDC students pose with (Back row L-R) Teacher Wanda Basley, Langley PR Director Sue Thrash, Teaching Assistant Deaja Swain, and DHCDC Executive Director Heather Livingston.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Langley for Families Foundation awarded 26 grants to local organizations that focus on children and family issues in Hampton Roads. The Foundation addresses four specific areas of need in the community—healthcare, housing and human services, safety and security, and financial education. Monies are raised through various fundraising activities during the year. Eligibility for funds are determined in part by a non-profit’s impact on families in the local community, and whether the non-profit fits the mission of the Foundation.

(L-R) Ability Center Development Director Kathleen Petersen, Langley Corporate Relations AVP Gary Hunter, Ability Center representatives Josiah Baker, Ashley Bruno, Kyle Diddio, Langley Collections VP Jose Iregui, Ability Center Executive Director Michelle Prendergast, and Program Director Anna Bellars.  

“The volunteers worked very hard to raise money this year and the results enabled the Foundation to select local agencies who feed, house and support thousands of people in Hampton Roads,” stated Foundation Chairman Fred Hagerman. “Langley for Families is encouraged by the support of sponsors and individual donors who made the fundraising events a success.”

The following are the selected grant recipients:

An Achievable Dream
Ability Center of Virginia
Bacon Street Youth & Family Services
Bay Aging
Beach Health Clinic
CAN Help!
Chesapeake Care
Children’s Health Investment Program
Communities in Schools
DePaul Health Foundation
Downtown Hampton Child Development Center
Gloucester Housing Partnership
Graz’n Acres
Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission
Habitat for Humanity
HELP, Inc.
LINK of Hampton Roads
Literacy for Life
Menchville House
Mercy Medical Angels
Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA
Postpartum VA
Poquoson Empty Stocking Fund
Ronald McDonald House Norfolk
Salvation Army Gloucester
Tidewater Community College Foundation

Langley for Families Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving the needs of Hampton Roads communities. For more information or to make a donation to the Langley for Families Foundation, visit