February 2021 - Newsletter 7
Passionate and creative teacher needed to lead the development of a curriculum and lead 2 classes a week. In this Covid environment, there is no student contact required as each student has a personal aide. Aide's also assist with all activities. Social distancing is easy in our gym setting with only 4-5 students. Hours may vary from 10-20 hours a week depending on the strength of the volunteer staff. Visit our website at www.nestacademyrva.org for a full job description.

There are several ways you can support Nest through Community Giving!
Nest Academy has joined Kroger's community rewards program. If you have not selected a community partner in your Kroger profile, please consider selecting Nest Academy by following these simple steps!
  • Login into Kroger.com
  • Select “my account” in the top right hand corner
  • Select “community rewards” on the bottom left corner
  • Select "Change organization” and enter Nest academy.

Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping on Amazon at no extra cost? 
Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0854972 to confirm "Nest Academy RVA" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization. 
Want to help at Nest but not sure how? Prefer to do it from the comfort of your own home? Click here to express your interest and we will discover areas that you can help with. We have interesting projects like creating photo books, writing grants, acquiring class supplies or formatting documents, just to name a few!
Upcycled Feed Tote Bags
Totes are currently being sold at Southern States and Mulberry Layne. Do you know of a great place to sell these totes? Help us make some connections in the community to share the Nest Mission! Totes are also available for purchase for $15 on our website! If you would like to see a catalog of our current inventory, send us an e-mail at nesttotesales@gmail.com.

Our Upcycled Tote Bags are creating and fulfilling more than one need. We are creating value by providing a new learning environment for Nest. We are embracing volunteerism and we are helping the environment by recycling.

There are multiple steps involved in the evolution of the tote. We currently have 25 volunteers helping with this endeavor and we are looking for more! We are specifically looking for volunteers who know how to sew and also volunteers that would like to help clean the bags. Would you be interested in helping clean 10 tote bags? You can pick up a kit from one of our 3 different pick locations and return it the following week. We provide all of the materials needed and step by step instruction. 10 bags will help Nest raise $150 in sales this Spring.

Click here if you would like to volunteer and help us make a difference!
A very big thank you to everyone that is helping us with our matching gift campaign through donations and sales of our tote bags! We have raised $4,790, 38% of the way towards our matching goal.
Parents - we are introducing Parent's Corner, a place where we share information we found helpful and we hope you will too! Below is a link for an online event called Transition University . Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Click here for the registration link.
Feel free to visit our website for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for day to day updates! Continue to like and share our posts and help us to continue to make a mark on the special needs community in RVA!

As always, we thank you for your support!