Seeking Summer Clothes Donations for SHE

Submitted by Amelia Walton

SHE currently has 12 children at the residential facility right now and we are struggling to find summer clothes for them.  They are of all ages and sexes (4mo- 17yo) so if you or someone you know would be willing to donate any gently used children’s clothing, we would be delighted to take it!  The busiest time for kids at the shelter is during the summer so we’re hopeful to get some items for those who had to leave their situation with just the clothes on their back.  Thank you so much for your time and consideration and please feel free to forward this along to anyone you may know who can help!

Items can be dropped off at our Outreach Offices during regular business hours:

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Community Outreach Offices
1415 Sachem Place, Suite 1
Cville, VA 22901


Camp4Real Early Bird Deadline on May 4th

Submitted by Scott Williams

The Camp4Real early bird deadline is quickly approaching! Be sure to register by this Friday, May 4th as regular registration rates apply and prices go up!  Just a reminder we are offering extended, full and half day options to make it convenient for every family!  We will also refrain from serving any nuts this summer to make the C4R experience a safer one for all campers!  Check here for dates as we have two co-rec and one girls-only camp opportunity at MLS this summer and we’ll also be at our neighboring schools as well!  Let’s get REAL!

Camp4Real Kids Night Out at Murray and Brownsville!

Submitted by Scott Williams

Come join us Friday, May 11 at Murray Elementary and/or Friday May 18 at Brownsville from 6:15-9:15 for an awesome night of fun, food, and free time for parents! Any child from any school ages 5-12 can attend and we hope to see friends from Murray, Meriwether Lewis, Crozet, Brownsville and more! The kids will have a blast playing some Camp4Real classics that are extremely active, fun and educational while refueling midway through the evening with a small snack (no nuts of any kind will be served!) as we provide an abbreviated look at what a day of Camp4Real will be like this summer! For more info and to register for Kids Night Out, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Camp4Real Registration Now Open!

Submitted by Scott WIlliams

Join Mr. Massie and Mr. Williams June 11-15 and August 6-10 at MLS with longer hours available! Kids love the extremely fun and active camp day and the delicious food! Parents love the healthy eating, flexible hours, sibling discounts, and happy, healthy, exhausted kids at the end of the day! We now have two full day options (3:30 and 5:15) to go along with our half day and no need to pack a snack/lunch as we feed the kids all day!  We have a special GIRLS ONLY K-8th camp July 9-13 at MLS as well! Register and see additional dates/locations at!

"Out of this World" ArtFest in the West is planned for March 2, 2018, 6-9pm at WAHS!

Sponsored by Arts in Western Education (AWE), this FREE, family friendly event will help raise much needed funds for arts education in Western Albemarle County public schools. The “Out of this World” theme will include stellar kids’ activities, starry decorations, delicious food, loads of games with universal appeal, and many student performances! Silent auction proceeds directly benefit arts programs at Murray, Meriwether Lewis, Crozet and Brownsville Elementary Schools, Henley Middle School, and Western Albemarle High School! Click here for more information. 

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Accessible Theatre Project

Submitted by Jennifer Underwood

Accessible Theatre Project strives to offer safe, judgement-free environments for audiences who would benefit from accessibility accommodations. We provide inclusive theater experiences for neurodiverse audience members and their families by partnering with theater organizations to create sensory-friendly productions.

ATP has finalized the Accessible Theatre Project's Spring season.
The season is outlined below:

In partnership with DMR Adventures...
Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
February 17th, 3pm
221 Carlton Road, Suite 4
Reserve tickets.

In partnership with the Charlottesville Ballet...
A Fairy Tale Gathering
March 23rd, 6:30pm
The V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Drive
Reserve tickets.

In partnership with DMR Adventures...
May 5th, 3pm
221 Carlton Road, Suite 4
Reserve tickets.

More information about our shows and ATP in general can be found at our website.

Camp4Real Summer Registration is Now Open

Submitted by Scott Williams

Looking for an ACTIVE camp that also provides REAL healthy foods on a daily basis? Well we've got good news for you! Camp4Real<> dates are set for the summer!  June 11-15 and August 6-10 will be the dates at Meriwether Lewis!

Registration<> is open NOW for our half-day camps with early bird rates!  We are also looking into offering longer hours after much feedback from the community, so we'll update you when we make that happen!  So if your child is interested in a great camp experience led by MLS PE teachers Mr. Massie and Mr. Williams, this is the camp for you!