Our Charities

Charity Providers

Below are the Charity Providers selected for the Charity Home Tour. If you’d like to donate to the Charity Home Tour, please use the button below.

Agape Center


The Agape Center Inc. is a God-directed outreach ministry. They provide many services including food, clothing and household needs along with financial assistance for emergency needs, such as funds for utility bills, rent and medical needs. Agape also provides emotional support through its mentoring program and offers a course to help their clients get out of poverty.

Charity Pairing: Cole Home

Bedford Ride


The Mission of Bedford Ride is to improve the quality of life for Bedford County citizens by providing better access to non-emergency medical services (non-Medicaid). Volunteers provide disabled, elderly, and low income people in our communities with easy and affordable transportation.

Charity Pairing: Graham Home

YMCA Group


The YMCA GROUP consists of 3 separate charities that have partnered together.  The 3 charities are:  Franklin County Family YMCA – Smith Mountain Lake, SML Marine Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and Wonderfully Made.  Franklin County YMCA provides opportunities for families and individuals to improve their health and well-being through a variety of programs, including its second-grade learn-to-swim program, Parkinson’s relief program, multiple summer camps for youth, Arthritis relief classes, its preschool program for working parents, and youth mentoring.  SML Marine Fire Rescue provides 24/7 emergency services on the waters of SML.  They respond to calls for assistance with boating accidents, alarms, and hazardous materials, they assist with on-water community events, and provide water safety education.  Wonderfully Made provides employment opportunities to special needs adults and young adults through the manufacture of live-edge furniture and other activities for public and private clients.

Charity Pairing: Coulson Home

Healing Strides

Healing Strides is an Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy Program (EAAT) which includes Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Hippotherapy, and several other programs related to equine therapies. 

Charity Pairing: Lockport Home


Helping Hands of Franklin County


Helping Hands of Franklin County’s mission is to provide financial assistance to help the emergency needs of the citizens of Franklin County.  Typical emergency needs include electric bill termination or overdue notices, rent or mortgage issues, heating fuel, prescription medication and other emergency needs. In addition to emergency financial assistance they provide budget counseling to their clients and referrals to other appropriate agencies.  Their volunteers provide this assistance with care and dignity to each of their clients.

Charity Pairing: Heller Home

Habitat for Humanity 


Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  They construct new and rehabilitate existing housing throughout Franklin County to provide

low-to-moderate income individuals and families with affordable housing options.  They help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Everyone in Franklin County deserves decent, affordable housing! In addition, Habitat for Humanity provides Critical Home Repairs, such as building ramps, replacing roofs, and minor home repairs.

Charity Pairing: Gaynor Home


SML Good Neighbors


SML Good Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Moneta, Virginia. The organization, founded in 2007,  provides academic, enrichment and nutritional programs, free of cost, to students in rising 1st – 6th grades through the summer enrichment day camps, the weekend bag program, and student enrichment the arts programs.  They also provide access to hotspots from US Cellular, scholarships to high school seniors in Franklin and Bedford County, Virginia; and leadership development internships to college students from around the globe. Their mission is to develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.

Charity Pairing: Fogarty Home

Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy


The Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding center in Henry, Virginia. Its mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and other activities to persons with disabilities, giving them an opportunity to improve their physical, mental, emotional and social lives. Therapeutic riding offers children and adults with disabilities a chance to enjoy an “able body activity,” reaching achievements in ways they thought were impossible.

Charity Pairing: Jones Home