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November 2022 e-newsletter

November 2022 Our Fall Auction for Bennett’s Village is LIVE! The season of giving is upon us! Lighten the load of shopping for holiday gifts and enjoy knowing that your dollars are making a difference by buying from the Bennett’s Village Fall Auction. Thanks to our wonderful donors and local partners, we have a wide array of items, including…

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September 2022 e-newsletter

September 2022 Friends of Bennett’s Village, We’ve reached 40% of our fundraising goal for Phase One! Our big news is that we have raised over $200,000 of the $500,000 for Phase One to build our accessible Treehouse. Challenge Access is hard at work, designing and creating the construction documents needed for us to submit the project for approval, and…

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Fall 2022 Auction

The season of giving is upon us! Lighten the load of shopping for holiday gifts and enjoy knowing that your dollars are making a difference by buying from the Bennett’s Village FallAuction. Thanks to our wonderful donors and local partners, we have a wide array of items, includinghandmade fashion items, spectacular art pieces, gift certificates and baskets, and toys…

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Phase One Update

August 2022 Dear Friends of Bennett’s Village, It’s been a busy summer! Accessible Treehouse: We have signed a contract with Challenge Access, leaders in aerial adventures, to design and build an accessible treehouse at Pen Park!  The treehouse is the first phase of our larger project to transform more than 3 acres of Pen Park into a series of…

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Bennett’s Village to Install Communication Board at Pen Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kara McClurken Bennett’s Village 434-529-6552 bennettsvillage@gmail.com BENNETT’S VILLAGE TO INSTALL COMMUNICATION BOARD AT PEN PARK CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – July 25, 2022 Bennett’s Village is excited to announce that a communication board for our non-verbal community members will be installed at Pen Park at the end of July! Come join us for a brief celebration of…

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July 2022 e-newsletter

Communication board to be installed at Pen Park After many months of planning, we are so excited to share the news that a communication board will be installed at Pen Park by the end of the month. Communication boards use symbols or illustrations to help our nonverbal community members communicate with others. This will be the first communication board…

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2022 May Movement Challenge w/ Pivot Physical Therapy

Play Your Way! https://bennettsvillage.betterworld.org/events/movement-challenge-pivot-2022 The Movement Challenge is a week-long, virtual celebration where we invite our participants to move, exercise, and play their way for chances to win prizes in support of Bennett’s Village. Proceeds will go towards Bennett’s Village’s effort to build an accessible treehouse, the first phase of building Charlottesville’s first multi-generational, all-abilities playground. FAQ: How do…

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California Triathalon Benefitting Bennett’s Village

California Triathlon is hosting a race on September 4th 2022 at Fry’s Spring Beach Club and has named Bennett’s Village as a partner! Make a donation to Bennett’s Village when you sign up for an event or by following this link https://charlottesville.californiatriathlon.org/Race/Donate/VA/Charlottesville/2021CalTriFrysSpring.  This event will feature seven options for participation (Triathlon, Triathlon Relay, RunBikeRun, SwimBike, SwimRun, 400 yard Swim…

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Art Contest

Are you ready for a fun art contest?! We want to know, what does inclusive play look like to you? You have until March 25th to work on and submit your paintings and drawings — we’ll share all the designs, leave the voting up to you, and the winning designs will have a spot on a Bennett’s Village shirt,…

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February 2022 e-newsletter

Friends of Bennett’s Village, We have lots of exciting news to share. There are several upcoming events that need your participation. We hope you’ll join us. Public input meetings for Bennett’s Village In spring 2019, when we first presented the dream of Bennett’s Village to the Charlottesville City Council, we relied on community members like you to share your…

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