Madison House and Charlottesville Nonprofits Launch #DearYoungPerson Campaign

"In the wake of the violent white supremacist and neo-Nazi torch procession and rally at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville not quite two weeks ago, Madison House – UVA’s student volunteer clearinghouse – and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, joined by a group of local agencies, have launched a #DearYoungPerson campaign to send messages of hope and solidarity to area children.

Tim Freilich, executive director of Madison House, worked with Athena Gould, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, to find a way for Madison House volunteers to help make Athena’s vision a reality. “After the horrific events of Aug. 11 and 12 at the University and in downtown Charlottesville, Athena’s first thought was how to reassure area youth that they are loved,” said Freilich. “I’m happy that Madison House volunteers can help deliver that message.”

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Visit the DearYoungPerson website to learn how you can get involved