United Way's Festival of Trees

Fosters, supports, advocates for, and instructs adults in the New River Valley who seek opportunities to achieve greater independence through literacy. Literacy Volunteers train volunteer tutors and provide free one-to-one or small group tutoring in reading, writing, basic math, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), digital literacy, and preparation for exams such as the GED and U.S. Citizenship tests. They operate a learning/administrative facility and work with community partners to provide additional tutoring sites to meet the needs of the local New River Valley community.

Med-Ride of the New River Valley

Provides non-emergency, but critical, medical transportation for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of the New River Valley. Fees operate on a sliding scale.



Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread and Meals on Wheels

Provides a free meal at noon each weekday to anyone who would like to be a guest, no questions asked and delivers a free noon-day meal to homebound persons in Radford and Fairlawn five days a week.



Women's Resource Center

Provides shelter, counseling, and advocacy services for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The center also provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and court-related victim assistance. It offers education,

training, and prevention programming to the public and allied professionals.


With each passing season, our work at the Women’s Resource Center continues as we walk together towards a future where families heal and thrive, the needs of survivors are met, and hope is realized. This year our tree represents the three colors that define our cause.

The color teal is a symbol of trust, healing, and dedication to ending sexual violence. The color purple is a symbol of peace, resilience, honor, and dedication to ending domestic violence. The color orange symbolizes the work it takes to incite safety, to build a brighter future, and to actualize a community free of violence.



Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

Provides pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in the community, conducts CPR courses, and provides standby emergency assistance for local public events.




Protects children from abuse and strengthens families through education, advocacy, and community partnerships. Programs include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Parenting Young Children courses that utilize the STEP curriculum, Circle of Parents support groups, Parenting through Separation & Divorce seminars, and community education activities such as Stewards of Children and Hugs & Kisses that are centered on the issues of child abuse/neglect and methods of prevention.


Boy Scouts- Blue Ridge Mountain Council

Prepares young people, ages 5-20, to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To achieve their mission, they create innovative programs and evolve existing ones that respond to the needs of today’s families in communities across the nation. They provide assistance to disadvantaged youth so they can fully participate in Scouting activities. (Formerly Boy Scouts of America)