The Sasha Farmer Team is proud to support a local charity with every closing. Starting in 2015, we decided to make a donation on behalf of each closed client to a charity of their choice, and we continue to do so with each passing year.  In 2016 we surpassed our goal of $10,000 by giving $13,500. Our giving goal for 2017 is to exceed $15,000 given back to our local Charlottesville community, and we are so thankful for our amazing clients and the incredible opportunity to make Charlottesville a better place to live, work, and play.

Here are our 2017 charities – we’re excited to be supporting 5 charities that are near and dear to our hearts.

United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area

Our United Way has deep roots in our community, serving the needs of our local residents since 1943, when we were founded as the Charlottesville and Albemarle War and Community Fund by our local Chamber of Commerce.

Our vision is a strong, healthy and vibrant community that helps people rise above challenges to reach their full potential.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville was founded in 1991 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (click here to read HFHI’s mission statement). Over the past two decades, we have built homes in partnership with more than 150 local low-income families. We also currently manage the Southwood Mobile Home Park and own the local Habitat Store, which raises money for Habitat homes by selling building products and other donated materials.

ronald_mcdonald_houseRed Shoe Cville

Red Shoe Cville (RSC) serves as a philanthropic arm of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville (RMHC Charlottesville).  Their mission is to engage, empower and inspire local professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors that build awareness for the House.  As stewards of RMHC Charlottesville, RSC members work together to raise money, donate time and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the House.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia

The Club provides an after school and summer program for children and teens ages 6-18, comprised of diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Our goals are to ensure that all teens graduate from high school with a plan for their future, that all members develop a healthy lifestyle and strong character and citizenship. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. These five core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. In addition, Club staff develop and implement meaningful programs based on the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of youth in our own community.

Hospice of the Piedmont

Our Promise to Our Community: With a commitment to our diverse neighborhoods, Hospice of the Piedmont promises compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care to meet the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each dying patient and those who love them.

With more than three decades of experience in serving the city of Charlottesville and the surrounding 12-county area, Hospice of the Piedmont offers a rich history of expert skills, support and services. We’re the region’s oldest mission-driven, nonprofit hospice organization.

Giving to those in NEED

This week the Sasha Farmer Team thought we could spread a little holiday cheer to those that might not have so much to cheer about.  We got in touch The Haven to see how we could help.  We found out that the little things are just as needed as the big ones, so we went on a mission to prepare some…


1st Annual Santa Fun Run a Jolly Success!

On Sunday December 7, 2014 The Arc of the Piedmont had it’s first annual Santa Fun Run on the Downtown Mall.  Dressing up in a santa suit and throwing on your elf ears really brought the community together.  The event had over 300 entrants in it’s first year and it can only be expected to grow as people realize just…


The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk

Santa Suits, Reindeer attire for the dog and all for a good cause? – COUNT US IN! The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run and Walk (benefitting THE ARC OF THE PIEDMONT) is today, Sunday, December 7 beginning at 11:00am. Be a CLAUS for a CAUSE!  – All proceeds from this event go to support the programs and services The Arc…


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Donations

BIG SHOUTOUT OF THANKS to all of our friends and client who helped up gather such a big donation for the local food bank.  The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank can always use more – be it food or volunteering.  If you don’t know much about this great organization and how it helps those in our community in a…


SALUTE TO SWING BIG BAND BENEFIT DANCE

If you love BIG BAND music and taking a SPIN around the DANCE FLOOR then this benefit is right up your alley! The Salute to Swing Big Band is playing a benefit dance for the Charlottesville Municipal Band tonight from 8:00pm – 10:30pm at the Senior Center, located at 1180 Pepsi Place. Ticket prices: Single $20 | Couple $35 |…


Welcome to Charlottesville!

This is a great video produced by a local UVa law student here in town.  Great overview of all that Charlottesville has to offer and the rich lifestyle that so many are drawn to!


Charlottesville 365; Charlottesville’s Oscar Night America

As someone who doesn’t really often watch the Oscar’s, one of the great parties of the year last year in Charlottesville was Oscar Night America at the Paramount. Tonight the event takes place again, and tickets are still on sale for $45. To benefit the VA film festival and the Paramount Theatre, Oscar Night is officially sanctioned by the Academy…


Charlottesville 365; Charlottesville Restaurant Week January 24-30

Even now that Restaurant Week is a Charlottesville tradition, I still get excited as ever when they are announced! From January 24-30, 2011, Charlottesville has 16 restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert.  According to the Restaurant Week website, previous Restaurant weeks held in Charlottesville have earned over…


Charlottesville 365; Charlottesville Restaurant Week

I could not have been more excited than I was to hear that Restaurant Week was coming to Charlottesville twice last year, and now, it’s back! From July 12-18, 2010, Charlottesville has 20 restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert.  According to the Restaurant Week website, the last…


Charlottesville 356; Clean Up The Monticello Trail June 26, 2010

Clean-Up The Trail Day The drive up Route 53 to Monticello is beautiful, but for something different hike the Saunders-Monticello Trail up Carter’s Mountain. The trail is a scenic two-mile trek up Carter’s Mountain, and is need of some volunteers June 26 for a clean-up day! Thomas Jefferson Foundation is hosting the Trail Day from 9 a.m. to noon and…


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