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Bennett’s Rocks

Images of pet rocks

by Kara McClurken (aka Bennett’s mommy) Bennett loved rocks.  Shiny ones, dull ones, rough ones, smooth ones, sparkly ones, and ordinary ones that he found in the parking lot.  Size, shape, color didn’t matter.  He saw them all for the individual potential and wonder.  Bennett’s love of rocks is a great way to talk with kids about diversity and…

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UVA Pediatric Residents raise $5694 for Bennett’s Village

sporting the Bennett's Village logo on the back on their tshirts.

Our hearts are full of gratitude! A number of UVA’s Pediatric residents ran in the Richmond Half marathon last November as a fundraiser for Bennett’s Village. They raised almost $5700 dollars to help us build a playground–our most successful fundraiser yet. If you want to run or bike on behalf of Bennett’s Village, just let us know–we’d love to…

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Support Bennett’s Village on #Giving Tuesday by buying a tshirt or hoodie!

Bennett’s Village long sleeve tshirts and hoodies are here! You asked for it and we got them, just in time for the holiday shopping season! Starring: the official Bennett’s Village logo –Hoodies are in charcoal heather and bright orange –Youth long sleeve shirts are in black and red –Adult long sleeve shirts are in black and green. The hoodies…

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Grateful for YOU!

We at Bennett’s Village are struggling this Thanksgiving to celebrate without our dearest Bennett sitting with us at the table, but we are SO GRATEFUL for all of you, Bennett’s community, who have come together to help us create a place for ALL to play. May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and play.

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October update

Come support Bennett’s Village at the Brick Oven (in Rio Hill Shopping Center) on Monday, October 22, 5pm–9pm. 20% of all orders (dine-in or carryout) will benefit Bennett’s Village. Bracelets will be available for sale, and volunteers will answer any questions about our work. We hope to see you there!   The Board of Bennett’s Village met last week….

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Bennett’s Village fundraiser at The Brick Oven

Please join Bennett’s Village at the Brick Oven (1966 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901) on Monday October 22nd from 5-9pm.   20% of your meal (dine-in or carry out) will be donated to Bennett’s Village to help us bring an all abilities playground to Charlottesville. Volunteers will be on site to answer any questions and give updates on…

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Bennett’s Village Update: Sept 14, 2018

Hello, everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks. The most exciting (and time-sensitive) news is that Bennett’s Village is holding an online T-shirt sale for two weeks only (through September 25). This shirt will only be available through pre-order and will be delivered or shipped in mid-October. (Shipping is extra.) Youth, women’s and unisex (through 3X) sizes are available….

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