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Special Visitors at PPDC!

Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2, and new RPS Superintendent Dr. Bedden were ALL in the building yesterday to celebrate Read Across America week with the PPDC students! Our deepest thanks to Dr. Bedden, Capital One, and the partners and guests who joined us.


Thank You, Grainger!

Much thanks to Grainger, Inc., the PPDC computer lab has been outfitted with really cool new chairs! The students can now swivel and be comfortable at the computer stations, but the chairs don’t roll (for which the teachers are grateful!).

New Chairs

Thank You Volunteers!

5th Grade Presenting to Volunteers

To give thanks for all that volunteers do for PPDC, volunteers, students, and families gathered on Fri., Dec. 6 for a Volunteer Appreciation event! Students presented cards, songs, a hip hop dance, and a praise dance routine to the volunteers who were present. To all of the PPDC volunteers – we are all most grateful for the time, dedication, and love you give to PPDC and the students, families, and senior citizens!

And – doesn’t the stage look beautiful?!? Thank you to volunteers from Altria who were at PPDC on Weds., Dec. 4, to decorate PPDC for the holidays, work in the garden, and help with food distribution!


At the Tuesday, November 12, National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, PPDC board member Kelly Tattersall and her husband Kirk were awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award! The Tattersalls were nominated by ChildSavers and PPDC for their incredible work and impact on the East End.

National Philanthropy Day 2013 Volunteer Award Kelly and Kirk Tattersall from Church Hill Studio on Vimeo.

Richmond Giving Circle Grant

Check Presentation Picture - RGC and PPDC

PPDC and Tricycle Gardens thanks the Richmond Giving Circle for a grant to enhance garden education at PPDC! Members of the Giving Circle visited PPDC on Monday, Nov. 11 to share breakfast and present the check – thank you so much!

Ten Thousand Villages Fundraiser!

Wednesday, November 13
6 – 8 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages – 3201 West Cary Street

Ten Thousand Villages LogoJoin PPDC at Ten Thousand Villages for a Community Shopping Night! A portion of the sales from the Community Shopping Night will be donated to PPDC to fulfill our mission.

Thank You for Making Rise & Shine a Success!

Rise & Shine

Our deepest thanks to all sponsors and attendees for making PPDC’s Rise & Shine Breakfast a success! We LOVED the energy in the room, the positive comments from attendees, and the opportunity to see so many smiling faces bright and early on a Monday morning! If you attended the event and would like to provide feedback, please click here to access a survey or email Danielle Ripperton to share your comments.