Social Accountability

Social accountability is the extent to which a nonprofit organization responds to the needs of the community surrounding it. In 2018, LifeSpire communities provided more than $140,000 in financial support or fees waived to a variety of charitable causes and public interests. Staff provided approximately 3,500 hours, and residents donated nearly 4,000 hours to community outreach initiatives.

The Culpeper donated 405 staff hours, 1,421 resident hours, and $10,269 to charitable causes and public interests in 2018, doubling the amount of support they provided in 2017.

The Chesapeake donated 650 staff hours, 440 resident hours, and $20,760 to charitable causes and public interests in 2018, up from 495 staff hours, 430 resident hours, and $14,225 in 2017.

LifeSpire’s home office and the VBH Foundation gave 376 staff hours and $22,405 to various causes. Notably, the home office and Foundation staff gave one day to serve at the Central Virginia Food Bank. Members of the home office team also provided mentoring and transportation to ReEstablish Richmond, an organization that helps refugees in the Richmond area establish roots, build community, and become self-sufficient.

The Glebe donated 1,808 staff hours, 406 resident hours and $55,765 to causes and public interests in 2018, up from 1,500 staff hours, 303 resident hours and $49,064 in 2017.

Lakewood donated 302 staff hours, 1,730 resident hours, and $31,788 to social accountability projects.

Whether the contributions were clothing and school supplies to local elementary schools or offering meeting space to local organizations, LifeSpire staff and residents are proud to give back to the larger communities that support them. Organizations we supported this year include:

AARP
Aging Together
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Angel Flight
Angel Tree
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
Bethel High School
Blue Ridge Autism Achievement Center
Bon Secours Medical Group
Botetourt Christian Free Medical Clinic
Botetourt County Historical Society
Box Tops for Education
Boy Scouts of America
Boys Home of Virginia
Broadband Summit
B-Tech
Capital Area Aging Senior Center
Carver Elementary
Catholic Charities
Central International College
Central Virginia Food Bank
Children’s Trust Roanoke Valley
Closeknits of Culpeper
Craddock Center
Culpeper County High School
Culpeper County Public Library
Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department
Dabney Lancaster
Eastern View High School
ECPI Technical College
Epilepsy Foundation
Eyes of Hope
Faithful Aging Conference
Full Circle Thrift
Gayton Glen Homeowners Association
Girl Scouts of America
God’s Pit Crew
Goochland Homeless Shelter
Goodwill Industries
Greenfield Fall Festival
HomeInstead Caregivers
Interfaith Community of Greater Richmond
James River Football Team
James River High School
Jill’s Blankets
LeadingAge Virginia
Lions Club
Lord Botetourt High School
Mission Marketplace
New Horizons
Newport News Fire Station #8
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter
Pioneer Group
Poquoson High School
Queenspoint Homeowners Association
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Read Mountain Middle School
ReEstablish Richmond
Riverside Hospital
Roanoke Valley Baptist Association
Samaritan’s Purse
Santa to a Senior
Southwest VA Wildlife Center of Roanoke
St. Mark’s UMC
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Thomas Nelson Community College
Troutville Fire Department
United Way of Roanoke Valley
University of Mary Washington
UVA Culpeper Hospital Resident Auxillians
VA Hospital
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Warrenton Baptist Church
World Vision
Youth Challenge Services