Over $4,000 was donated in May 2021 to support CITY SPACE!
COVID-19 IMPACT STATEMENT For more than a year, International travel through the Sister City program has been halted due to COVID-19. In May 2020 we thought travel would resume quickly - once the virus was "under control". We were wrong. The pandemic has lead to new fears and concerns about international engagement, making our mission to connect Newport News to the world even more important. Please support us as we pivot and adapt at this unusual time. THANK YOU!
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Midnight to Midnight
Give Local 757 is an annual online fundraising event hosted by the Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) to raise money, awareness and capacity for local nonprofits. It is an innovative initiative that connects citizens to local causes and engages the Hampton Roads region in philanthropy. To date, over 21,000 citizens have participated and contributed more than $1.8 million to hundreds of local causes. For 24 hours, you can make a donation using the "Give Local" site. The minimum donation is $10.
What will Sister Cities do with my donation?
For 2021, we will use the funds donated to create a home here in Newport News that will allow us the opportunity to introduce our Sister City partnerships to our local community. The donated space will be called "CITY SPACE", and will be located in a converted retail store in the heart of Newport News' City Center at Oyster Point. It's an opportunity to connect and learn now, while travel remains limited due to COVID 19 restrictions. Once exchanges resume, CITY SPACE will provide us a space to welcome international guests and introduce their culture to those unable to travel on an exchange.
In 2020 Your Donations Were Earmarked for Youth Travel Programs