Here is a sampling of our current, past, and future projects:
CURRENT: Project JUmpStart
AidNow is proud to present Jump Start 2019 on August 21 (load-in day) and 22 (day of the event). To sign-up to volunteer, click here. Partnering with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Social Work Services, we've helped over 3,000 homeless students K-12 in Virginia Beach. Last year's event provided free clothing (including socks and underwear), new shoes, snacks, books, medical screenings, hygiene products, food, haircuts, new backpacks and school supplies.
Jeans- all sizes
New packaged underwear for children
New packages Men’s boxer briefs
New packaged Teen Girl Hipsters
Not Accepting The Following Donations:
Tops with City/State manes (like from souvenir shops)
DROP OFF LOCATION
2036 Pleasure House Rd # E Virginia Beach, VA 23455
FUTURE PROJECTS | 2019-2020
Heart2Heart Ball- a special event for all Special Ed students in Middle and High school that attend Norfolk Public Schools- coming in February 2020
First annual Aidnow scholarship awarded in June 2019 to a Portsmouth Public School Senior in partnership with Club De Porres
Fostering Hope Initiative in 2020 in Mexico
The Book Exchange Charity Book Sale – June 2019
North Carolina Hurricane Relief (2018)
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas leaving in its wake extensive damage. Aidnow, in partnership with Forefront Church, Two Rivers Church, and International Disaster Emergency Services, jumped in to provide financial aid and sent team members down to help with clean up and rebuilding.
Previous: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief (2017)
After the September 2017 Hurricane that struck Puerto Rico and the southern U.S., Aidnow rallied individual donors and Sandbridge Tattoo. We partnered with De Rican Restaurant of Virginia Beach and the Chabad of Puerto Rico to send two relief packages, at a cost of over $4,000. We were able to provide:
7 propane stoves
108 cans of bug spray
15 packages of feminine hygiene products
Over 1500 diapers
24 cans of formula
100 bottles of pedialyte
4 soccer balls
4 soccer goals
Previous: Mexico Building Project (2016)
Aidnow funded the building materials for a new home for a family in Mexico through Yugo Ministries. To see an example of how this amazing opportunity can transform a life, watch the incredible story of the Escamilla family.
Previous: Gulf Coast Support (2016)
Hurricane Hermine struck the Golf Coast on September 2, 2016. In support of our neighbors to the south, we very quickly partnered with a church in Jasper, Texas to provide the following to local residents, through Walmart purchases:
Formula 409, Pine-Sol, bleach, Clorox wipes, scrub brushes, brooms and heavy duty shop towels
Paper plates, plastic cups, plastic cutlery, toilet paper, and electric skillets
Soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, baby wipes, antiperspirant, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products
Then mid-October, we personally delivered boxes of clothing and additional supplies.
Previous: UNION MISSION
The holidays are a very busy and important time at Union Mission so they need a lot of community support and involvement. We've worked hand-in-hand with some wonderful humble servants. This is truly what God calls us to do… serve others in our community. We hope that through aidnow, we are able to show God’s love and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
PREVIOUS: JAPAN EARTHQUAKE (2011)
Early 2011 brought the news of the devastating earthquake in Japan and the opportunity to team up with our partners at Virginia Beach Public Schools to promote a city-wide concert at Princess Anne High School on April 11th. Over 400 attendees supported the event with monetary donations for relief efforts in Japan plus they also brought food donations for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. It was a night to reflect on the suffering in Japan and the needs of our own community. Thank you to all of the incredible high school musicians for donating their time to put on this benefit performance.
PREVIOUS: ALABAMA TORNADOES 2011
Weather continued to amaze us this Spring as tornados ripped through Alabama leveling complete neighborhoods and communities. We learned from our friends at Forefront Church in Virginia Beach that they planned to “Stuff the Truck” for victims and literally drive a mack truck filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and baby products right into the areas most affected. On May 12th, Board Members, Monica Laurendeau and Jessie Calevas shopped for those items and also contributed 10 boxes of jeans. Thanks Forefront for taking the initiative and making a difference. Here’s couple of pics of AidNow lending a hand.