UPDATE 8:08 a.m. (4/21/22): With the 24-hour “GIVE Roanoke” fundraising effort over, the Council of Community Services says that 2,006 donors gave a total of $307,337 to 105 organizations around the Roanoke Valley.

Here are the 10 organizations that received the most money between midnight and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, according to the GIVE Roanoke website:

  1. Orchard Hills Achievement Center has raised $20,000 from 89 donors
  2. Angels of Assisi has raised $14,128 from 214 donors
  3. Local Office on Aging has raised $13,892 from 77 donors
  4. Carilion Children’s has raised $13,745 from 101 donors
  5. Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke has raised $12,801.22 from 154 donors
  6. New Freedom Farm, Inc. has raised $12,306 from 199 donors
  7. Feeding Southwest Virginia has raised $11,810 from 88 donors
  8. Virginia Children’s Theatre has raised $10,925 from nine donors
  9. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia has raised $9,604.91 from 71 donors
  10. Southwest Virginia Ballet has raised $8,331 from 31 donors

To check out the donation totals for the other 99 organizations that participated in GIVE Roanoke, click here.



UPDATE 11:10 p.m.: As Wednesday’s “GIVE Roanoke” campaign starts to wrap up, more than $300,000 has been raised so far for Roanoke Valley organizations. As of this update, nearly 2,000 donors have pledged to 105 nonprofits in the region.

Here is the leaderboard for the top five organizations with the highest donations:

  1. Orchard Hills Achievement Center has raised $17,319
  2. Local Office on Aging has raised $13,892
  3. Angels of Assisi has raised $13,818
  4. Carilion Children’s has raised $13,520
  5. New Freedom Farm has raised $12,234


UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: As time is winding down, “GIVE Roanoke” is marching toward big numbers being donated to Roanoke Valley nonprofits.

As of this update, over $280,000 has been raised by more than 1,800 donors for 105 local organizations.

Here is the top five leaderboard of nonprofits that have raised the most money so far:

  1. Orchard Hills Achievement Center has raised $16,319
  2. Local Office on Aging has raised $13,792
  3. Carilion Children’s has raised $13,400
  4. Angels of Assisi has raised $13,373
  5. Feeding Southwest Virginia has raised $11,510

Donations will continue to be taken until 11:59 p.m. by visiting the GIVE Roanoke website at GiveRoanoke.org.



UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: “GIVE Roanoke” is on its way to a milestone.

As of this update, over $243,000 has been raised for Roanoke Valley organizations. Over 1,500 donors have participated in donating to, what is now, more than 100 organizations.

The top five leaderboard shows the following:

  1. Orchard Hills Achievement Center has raised $13,959
  2. Local Office on Aging has raised $11,792
  3. Angels of Assisi has raised $11,083
  4. Virginia Children’s Theatre has raised $10,925
  5. Carilion Children’s has raised $10,910

Donations can be made to these and many other local nonprofits through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday by visiting the GiveRoanoke.org website.



UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: “GIVE Roanoke” continues until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday!

As of this update, over $190,000 has been raised through the program. Nearly 1,300 donors have contributed to nearly 100 organizations.

The top five leaderboard shows the following:

  1. Local Office on Aging has raised $11,282
  2. Virginia Children’s Theatre has raised $10,675
  3. Carilion Children’s has raised $9,935
  4. Angels of Assisi has raised $9,758
  5. New Freedom Farm has raised $9,590

Roanoke Valley nonprofits are looking to claim the top spot of the highest donation total by night’s end.

To donate, visit GiveRoanoke.org.



ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Whether they promote health, education, arts programs, animals, families, veterans, or some other worthy cause, more than 100 organizations across the Roanoke Valley are hoping to receive hundreds or even thousands of dollars in donations on “GIVE Roanoke Day!”

From midnight until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, GIVE Roanoke — which stands for “grow, invest, volunteer, empower” — allows community members to donate to 108 nonprofits and support organizations based in or doing work in the Roanoke Valley. Among those donor recipients is the GIVE Roanoke Community Fund, which will put the funds towards prizes and marketing for next year’s giving event.

As of 1:55 p.m., the event website says that 1,154 donors have raised a total of $168,330 for 98 of the organizations taking part in GIVE Roanoke, which is hosted by the Council of Community Services.

The Local Office on Aging has raised the most money so far with $10,677, followed by $10,675 for Virginia Children’s Theatre, $9,418 for Angels of Assisi, $8,975 for Carilion Children’s, and $8,873 for New Freedom Farm.

There are also a number of incentive prizes that nonprofits may receive throughout the day. For example, the Roanoke Valley SPCA announced that the Council of Community Service would enhance the donation of a randomly-selected “Early Bird” donor — someone who gave between midnight and 6 a.m. — by $250.

Other GIVE Roanoke prizes are included below:

  • “Night Owl” — A donor who gives a gift between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday will be randomly selected and their gift to that nonprofit will be enhanced by $250.
  • “Far, Far Away” –The organization that receives an online, verified donation from the furthest location from 502 Campbell Avenue SW in Roanoke will be given a $250 prize.
  • “Training Superstar” — One winner who registered to attend both GIVE Roanoke webinars in February and March will be randomly selected to win $250.
  • “100% Board Giving Challenge” — If every current Board of Directors member of a nonprofit makes a donation to their organization’s GIVE Roanoke profile page by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, the organization will receive an entry to win a $500 prize. The organization must email a list of its current board members to alisonj@councilofcommunityservices.org by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 for verification. Then, one nonprofit will be randomly selected as the winner.

If you would like to learn more about or make a donation to any of the 108 nonprofits making a difference in the Roanoke Valley community on Wednesday, follow the links below:

Agape Center Vinton/RoanokeAnchored in Faith Together, Inc.Angels of AssisiApple Ridge Farm
ARCH RoanokeBethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Blue Ridge LiteracyBoy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Mountains Council
Blue Ridge PBSBlue Ridge Women’s CenterBotetourt County Historical Society, Inc.Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
Brain Injury Services of Southwest VirginiaBREAST RoanokeCamp EastersealsCarilion Children’s
Center in the Square, Kids Square, Roanoke Pinball Museum, and Roanoke STARCADEChild Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke ValleyChildren’s TrustChris’s Coffee & Custard/LovABLE SERVICES, Inc.
Clean Valley CouncilCommonwealth Catholic Charities’ St. Francis HouseCommunity High SchoolCommunity School
Compress and Shock FoundationCouncil of Community ServicesCultural Arts for Excellence (CAFE)Deaf Dogs Rock
Downtown Roanoke, Inc.Family Promise of Greater RoanokeFamily Service of Roanoke ValleyFeeding Southwest Virginia
First Tee – Roanoke ValleyFranklin County Humane Society, Inc.’s Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption CenterFriends of RCACPFRIENDS of the Blue Ridge
Friendship FoundationFriendship House Roanoke, Inc.Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline CouncilGIVE Roanoke Community Fund
Good SamaritanGrandin Theatre FoundationHabitat for Humanity in the Roanoke ValleyHarrison Museum of African American Culture
Historical Society of Western VirginiaHopeTree Family ServicesHouse of BreadHuddle Up Moms
Jefferson CenterJunior Achievement of Southwest VirginiaKeystone Community Center, Inc.Kids Soar
Kimoyo LTD.League for Animal ProtectionLegal Aid Society of Roanoke ValleyLishy’s Gift
Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP)Local Office on Aging (LOA)Mill Mountain TheatreMish Moves Dance Company
MS Alliance of VirginiaNew Freedom Farm, Inc.New Horizons HealthcareNuFocusedX LLC
One Valley, Inc.Opera RoanokeOrchard Hills Achievement CenterParadise Community Development Center, Inc.
Pathfinders for GreenwaysPoints of Diversity, Inc.Presbyterian Community CenterPrevention Council of Roanoke
REACH, Inc.Renovation AllianceRescue Mission of RoanokeRestoration Housing
Restoring Hope RoanokeRichfield LivingRoanoke Area Ministries (RAM House)Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC)
Roanoke Ballet TheatreRoanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.Roanoke Diversity CenterRoanoke Higher Education Center Foundation
Roanoke Prevention AllianceRoanoke Refugee PartnershipRoanoke Valley Horse RescueRoanoke Valley Preservation Foundation
Roanoke Valley SPCARoanoke Valley Speech and Hearing CenterRoanoke Valley Youth Soccer, Inc.Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia
Salem Area Ecumenical MinistriesSexual Assault Response & Awareness, Inc. (SARA) RoanokeScience Museum of Western VirginiaShowtimers of Roanoke Valley
Southwest Virginia BalletSouthwest Virginia Wildlife Center of RoanokeTaubman Museum of ArtThe Humble Hustle Company
Tudor HouseTurn the Page, Inc.Ursula’s CaféVirginia CARES, Inc.
Virginia Children’s TheatreWest End Center for YouthWestern Virginia Workforce Development BoardYMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Note: Thunder of Roanoke Performing Arts was added to the list of nonprofits participating in GIVE Roanoke after this story was originally published.