Join us for the 5th Annual Franco's Fashion Night Out !  
Thursday , October 6th

Franco's Fine Clothier 
5321 Lakeside Ave 
Richmond, VA 23228 
$30 Single Admission
$50 Couples Admission

Guests will enjoy.... 
A Runway Fashion Show highlighting menswear from Franco's Fine Clothier and women's special occasion dresses from Lex's of Carytown
A Live and Silent Auction showcasing sportswear from Rodd and Gunn, the world's finest men's suitin g by Oxxford Clothes, and many other items!
Delectable Cuisine featuring an International menu, tapas-style
Sampling of premium Virginia and New Zealand Wines 

Congratulations to our newest class of Richmond CASA volunteers, who were sworn in on August 18th.
We thank you for your commitment to advocating for children who have been abused or neglected.
Learn more about CASA!

CASA Coffee
Thursday, September 15th at 9:00am

Are you looking for a meaningful way to help children in our community?  Or perhaps you have already heard of CASA and want to know if the program is a good fit for you?

Please join staff and volunteers of Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates ("CASA") for an informal coffee at the home of one of our supporters.  You will have the opportunity to learn how CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in Richmond City courts.  Two current volunteers will also be there to share their experiences and answer questions.

RSVP by September 12 to or (804)646-0519.

Our next training class begins October 17. Click here for additional information.

Children love stories. But did you know that reading to young children not only increases their academic skills, but teaches them skills they need to be successful in life? When coupled with planned activities, stories help develop their social and emotional competence, strengthen their relationship with the storyteller, teach healthy coping skills, minimize the impact of trauma, provide the opportunities to learn how to manage feelings in a healthy way and provide the foundation for children to face life's ongoing challenges with confidence and skill. In short, Storytime helps build resilience.

What you will get from this training: The knowledge and skills to enable you to train a wide population of parents and professionals who work with children, a complete curriculum with suggested stories and activities, numerous handouts and materials for parents, and a comprehensive list of books selected to build resilience skills.
Target Audience: Managers, supervisors and coordinators of parent educators, social workers, therapists, in home providers, librarians, and others who work with children.

WHEN: Saturday,9am to Noon
Sept 17, 2016
WHERE: SCAN's Henrico CAC- 2006 Bremo Road
COST: $100:includes USB, curriculum & materials

Phone: 804-257-7226 ext 107 
About the Trainer: Lynne Edwards, LCSW, Consultant, GRSCAN, has extensive experience as a preschool teacher, social worker, therapist, and trainer. She has been using stories to teach resilience for more than 20 years and is excited to share her knowledge with participants.


Save the Date!


Saturday April 22, 2017



For more information, please contact Kristen Read at or  

804-257-7226 x106. 


Vol. 66, August 2016 
Betsy Harris Joins SCAN's Board of

Betsy Harris, head of Client Services at Richmond Capital Management, joins SCAN as a new member of the Board of Directors this year. She first heard about SCAN when Executive Director Jeanine Harper came to her office to speak about the work SCAN is doing in our community. "Jeanine tells such a great story of what SCAN does, and how they work to coordinate the needs of children in our community. You could tell immediately SCAN is really making a difference," said Betsy.

As Betsy begins her first year on SCAN's Board of Directors, she expects a primary responsibility will be to spread the word. "Tell friends and family about the wonderful work SCAN is doing, and how they can help support children. Once you make people aware, that turns into more support for SCAN," said Betsy.

Earlier this year, Betsy attended the 5th anniversary celebration of SCAN's Circle Preschool. "I was able to talk with staff and those involved with the preschool who are working with these children every day," said Betsy. "I was really able to see the magnitude of what the Circle Preschool does, and how this preschool can really change a child's life and give them opportunities they may not have had."

Click here to read more.

Support SCAN during the VCU Broad Street Mile!

SCAN is one of the benefiting community organizations for this year's VCU Broad Street Mile! Please consider running and supporting SCAN!

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
TIME: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road
FESTIVAL: FREE & open to the public
RUN/WALK: 5K & One-Mile Fun Runs (Choose between the No Limits Mile, Kids Mile, Doggy Dash and Spirit of Giving Mile)

Be sure to select Greater Richmond SCAN as your designated charitable organization!

SCAN will receive:
$20 per 5k participant and $10 per One Mile participant for those who choose SCAN as their organization.

You can also continue to fundraise through SCAN's CrowdRise page, or create your own! 

I Am RVA has chosen Greater Richmond SCAN as one of 4 area non-profits they will support over the next year.
We are excited to partner with this great organization. Please help us support their mission!

Our mission is to foster enthusiasm for bicycling in Richmond by encouraging a sense of community, promoting safety among riders and drivers, and creating pride in the city.
We aim to build solidarity and inclusion through a distinctive bike helmet. Our helmet is unique to Richmond, serving as a visually compelling symbol of unity and pride in our city.
Giving Through United Way

When you join a United Way campaign, you have the opportunity to choose how your contribution is spent-you can have your gift distributed for you or you can give your gift to a specific organization. SCAN is eligible to receive donor designations through the United Way campaigns. Our campaign codes are as follows:
  • United Way Campaign: #3343 (please also list SCAN)
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): #82607
  • Local Government & Schools (LGS): #166
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC): #3646
Snack and School Supply Donations Needed

SCAN is in need of healthy snack donations for its programs, and school supplies for the upcoming year. Suggested food items include goldfish crackers, packaged fruit snacks, Nutri-Grain bars, and juice boxes. 

If anyone from your neighborhood, faith community, club, etc., would like to collect and donate snacks or school supplies, please contact Kristen Read at
Thank You!

Graceful Gatherings for your donations to SCAN

Pediatric Connection for donating school supplies

ACECF (Altria Companies Employee Community Fund) for a $40,000 grant to SCAN's Child Advocacy Center
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