Get Ready to Grow For the Kids

The Richmond chapter of Mustaches for Kids (M4K Richmond) are kicking off their annual mustache growing fundraiser. What began as a somewhat bizarre and humorous fundraising concept has grown into an active 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization with over 120 annual growers raising $160,000 in 2015 and nearly $500,000 cumulatively since 2003.

SCAN has been a benefiting organization for the last 5 years with over $115,000 donated to SCAN during that time.

The 2016 Growing Season kicks off on November 2nd and extends through December 4th.
During the four-week Growing Season, each Grower sprouts mustaches. Per the bylaws they shave their faces except for the mustache a minimum of one time per week and solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community. Please consider participating and supporting this great organization! It's not too late to sign up!

Schedule of Events
'Stache Bash - Friday, December 2nd @ 6pm-9pm - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
If you would like more information on participating or sponsoring please visit or email .

Thank you for joining us at the 5th Annual Franco's Fashion Night Out! 
With your support, over $13,000 was raised for SCAN's programs to prevent and treat child abuse in our community.

Thank you to our supporters and donors!
Franco's Fine Clothier
Rodd & Gunn
Oxxford Clothing
Goodrich Gourmet
Lex's of Carytown
Join us at the Shops at 5807 on Thursday December 1st from 5pm-8pm for an evening of fabulous shopping with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SCAN.
With over 20 great shops under one roof, you will be sure to find that perfect
gift while supporting a great cause!
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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9am to Noon

SCAN's Henrico CAC- 2006 Bremo Road

COST: $100: includes USB, curriculum & materials

Denise Noble
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.

On September 28th, Family Lifeline
and Greater Richmond SCAN, in partnership with Voices for Virginia's Children, hosted local candidates for conversations around opportunities for policy change in Richmond that would improve the lives of children and families living in poverty.  

The event was geared specifically to educate the candidates and invitations were extended to all mayoral, school board, and city council candidates.

Part of a series of events coordinated by the   #IsItGood4KidsRVA coalition of non-profit, non-partisan partners, the event provided candidates with more information about the role local decision-makers can play in shaping policy to impact poverty, including prevention and trauma-informed approaches.

Families are Magic (FAM)
has a new website!

Check out FAM's new website
and all it has to offer!

Families Are Magic (FAM) offers parenting education and resources to parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children. FAM's new website helps raises awareness and empowers all community members with knowledge about child abuse and neglect and how to prevent it. 

Thank you to The Idea Center for creating and managing FAM's new website! The Idea Center has donated their time to help build and maintain both SCAN and FAM's websites. 
Thank you for joining us at Shagbark!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate 25 years of the important work SCAN does in our community to protect children. 

Thank you to Walter Bundy and the Shagbark staff for hosting and those who joined us for the evening.

Thank you to our sponsors for the evening.  
Jay Olander & Marsha Brady
John & Lucinda Stanchina
Jeanne and Charlie Stallings
Mindy and Jason Angel
Troy Arnold and Katherine Oliver
Nick Costas and Annie Lecomte
Kelly and Brett Hayes
CSC Leasing

Save the Date!


Saturday April 22, 2017



For more information, please contact Kristen Byrd at or  

804-257-7226 x106. 


Vol. 67, October 2016 
Board of Young Professionals Member Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce  and her husband Chad are proud new parents to a baby boy, and as long-time supporters of SCAN, their support and the impact of SCAN's work has now taken on a new meaning to them.

"Now that we are parents, we look at protecting children in a whole new light. We think of what we can learn as parents to protect our child, and what else we can do to protect other children in our community," said Rachel.

Rachel joined SCAN's Board of Young Professionals (BYP) 4 years ago after volunteering at the BYP's annual Santa Shop event.

"I became involved with the Santa Shop after a good friend told me how amazing it was, and the interaction you had with families served by SCAN," said Rachel. "The holidays are a great time to give back and do what you can to help others in your community. The Santa Shop event works directly with families served by SCAN, and really creates a wonderful evening for children and a great holiday for those families."

SCAN's Board of Young Professionals organizes and plans the Santa Shop event, which served over 300 children last year. Families involved within SCAN's programs are invited to come to the event. Parents or caregivers are paired with a volunteer and "shop" the available toys, all donated by area organizations. Volunteers then wrap the presents to be taken home. Children enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday films, crafts and snacks while they wait.

"I really look forward to this event each year. I have been able to have my husband and brother help with the event, and made it something we do as a family each year," said Rachel. "For the past few years, parents and caregivers have written thank you's to SCAN, and let us know what this means for their family. They are the most meaningful notes, and really make you take it all in and see the impact of this event. We always wish we could do more."

Thank you to Virginia Credit Union volunteers who transformed an empty office space into a play therapy room at our Henrico Child Advocacy Center.

Sara Justice saw the need after a recent tour of the CAC and she sprung into action. Spearheading the project along with Summer James, they shared the need with their coworkers. Quickly a team of committed folks formed to make it happen.

With the full support of their supervisor and SCAN's own board member Mike Noble they worked to fully furnish and transform the space with bright colors,
therapy aids and toys.
This room will be used for years to come!

Thank you Virginia Credit Union for this incredible gift to our kids.

We need your help to bring the joy of the holidays to the children served by SCAN.

SCAN's Board of Young Professionals hosts the annual Santa Shop in December to help provide families involved in SCAN's programs the opportunity to "shop" for toys for the holidays.

If you are interested in donating this holiday season, please reach out to Kristen Byrd at 804-257-7226 x106 or 
Carol S. Fox MAKING KIDS COUNT Award Honorees

Voices for Virginia's Children presented The Making Kids Count individual award to SCAN Executive Director Jeanine Harper on Oct. 5th at Bolling Haxall House.

The Making Kids Count award recognizes a Virginia individual and an organization for exemplary efforts to improve the lives of children in the Commonwealth. This year's honorees include SCAN's Executive Director Jeanine Harper, a dedicated advocate who is changing the way we help children heal in our community.

Thank you to SCAN's Board of Directors and SCAN supporters for hosting guests on Sept 30th for the 6th Annual Child Advocates Breakfast.
The Child Advocates Breakfast highlights the work of SCAN in our community, and this year focused on caregiving and resiliency. More than 100 guests enjoyed two speakers covering the importance of caregiving and the benefits of SCAN's programs. The event raised over $74,000 for SCAN's programs. 
On October 25th, Greater Richmond SCAN in partnership with United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, hosted a screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress, and the Science of Hope.

Over 200 guests attended the screening of Resilience. Thank you for being a part of our continued effort to increase the knowledge of ACE's and how we can increase resiliency as a community.

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.

Click here to learn more on Resilience. 
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
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