giving back

Eating cheeseburgers at Max's Positive Vibe Cafe

Eating cheeseburgers at Max's Positive Vibe Cafe

It’s easy to take something as simple as eating a good cheeseburger at a restaurant for granted. But for many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, going out to eat isn’t so easy.

Good Neighbor + Meals on Wheels

This summer, we partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver food to those in need. Meals on Wheels, based in Virginia, is the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to nutrition for seniors and the homebound.

On one rainy day, we followed Byron Baxter, Day Support Program Manager, and the crew from Day Support as they loaded up the van with food and set out to serve the community. 

The people who received the meals were happy to see our staff and individuals and they often invited us in for conversation.

“Even though the weather was bad,” Baxter said, “our individuals still were able to put a smile on their faces.”

Thank you to our staff, individuals, and Meals on Wheels for helping eliminate hunger in our community and demonstrate what it means to be a good neighbor. We look forward to working with Meals on Wheels again next summer.

Check out the video above and some photos below!

 Angela and Byron get ready to head out from Day Support.

Angela and Byron get ready to head out from Day Support.

 Jamie listens to music and chats with a team member on the way to Meals on Wheels.

Jamie listens to music and chats with a team member on the way to Meals on Wheels.

 A Good Neighbor team member holds an umbrella for Tom as they get back into the van.

A Good Neighbor team member holds an umbrella for Tom as they get back into the van.

The Big Pig Project

RICHMOND, VA - Good Neighbor is happy to be a sponsor of The Big Pig Project benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a home away from home for families with children in the hospital.

Organizations in the community have partnered with RMHC by hand-painting concrete garden pigs that will be auctioned off on April 22nd. The money raised will go to support Richmond's Ronald McDonald House.

The Good Neighbor garden pig ("Mr. Pig") was hand-painted by the individuals at Good Neighbor Day Support, a place for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy art, exercise, technology, and other enriching activities.

Follow Mr. Pig's big journey:

 Mr. Pig before his makeover

Mr. Pig before his makeover

 Individuals and staff at  Day Support  layering the first coat of paint

Individuals and staff at Day Support layering the first coat of paint

 Concentration and precision is key!

Concentration and precision is key!

 A personal touch :)

A personal touch :)

 Mr. Pig gave everyone the opportunity to make their mark

Mr. Pig gave everyone the opportunity to make their mark

 Mr. Pig is ready for the auction!

Mr. Pig is ready for the auction!

A big thank you to all the individuals and staff at Good Neighbor Day Support for their wonderful contribution to The Big Pig Project.

For more information on how you can support Ronald McDonald House Charities through the The Big Pig Project, visit RMHC Richmond.