Story House Real Estate is proud to support a local charity with every closing. Beginning in 2015, we decided to make a donation on behalf of each closed client to a charity of their choice. Our giving goal for each calendar year is to exceed $20,000 given back to our local community, and we are so thankful for our amazing clients and the incredible opportunity to make Charlottesville a better place to live, work, and play.

Every quarter our team takes a day to give back to our community through charities that are close to our hearts. We partner with our trusted service providers, our friends and family, and our clients to leave a life-changing impact on the community we call home.

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United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area

Our United Way has deep roots in our community, serving the needs of our local residents since 1943, when we were founded as the Charlottesville and Albemarle War and Community Fund by our local Chamber of Commerce.

Our vision is a strong, healthy and vibrant community that helps people rise above challenges to reach their full potential.

AHIP Home Repair

AHIP believes that everyone should be safe at home. We work year-round to provide emergency repairs, home rehabs, and energy-efficiency upgrades to families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our mission is to ensure safe, affordable homes for our neighbors in need.

To get the job done, we work with a spectrum of community partners, including local governments, peer housing organizations, social services agencies, regional funders, a wide variety of volunteer groups, and donors. Together, we improve homes, preserve families’ assets, revitalize neighborhoods, and protect our local affordable housing stock. 

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. One in six people in Charlottesville struggle with hunger. This struggle can have many effects – family members may skip meals or they may have to choose between food and other important expenses such as housing, utilities or medical bills.

This is where Loaves & Fishes steps in. By providing free groceries once per month to low-income households, we help them stretch their food budgets farther as they try to get on their feet financially.

We work with many area partners including student groups, scout troops, church groups, the United Way, local businesses, and others. We are also the largest distribution partner of the Charlottesville branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1977 by Church Women United. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to the ill, aging, and convalescing residents of the Charlottesville/Albemarle area who find it difficult or impossible to prepare meals for themselves.

Meals are delivered at lunchtime every Monday through Friday, including all holidays that fall on weekdays. We currently have an active volunteer force of over 400 and serve meals to approximately 200 clients in the city of Charlottesville and the county of Albemarle.

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

Mission – Advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach.

Sexual Assault Resource Agency

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serve residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Greene. We serve anyone who has personally experienced, or cares for someone who has experienced any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual molestation, incest, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment or unwanted touching. 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville was founded in 1991 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (click here to read HFHI’s mission statement). Over the past two decades, we have built homes in partnership with more than 150 local low-income families. We also currently manage the Southwood Mobile Home Park and own the local Habitat Store, which raises money for Habitat homes by selling building products and other donated materials.

ronald_mcdonald_houseRed Shoe Cville

Red Shoe Cville (RSC) serves as a philanthropic arm of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville (RMHC Charlottesville).  Their mission is to engage, empower and inspire local professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors that build awareness for the House.  As stewards of RMHC Charlottesville, RSC members work together to raise money, donate time and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the House.

Community Attention Foster Families

Community Attention has been providing foster care services in our area since 1976.  We work with children of all ages, providing respite, short and long-term placements for children which can include adoption on occasion.  Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF) is a nonprofit public agency and a division within the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Human Services.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia

The Club provides an after school and summer program for children and teens ages 6-18, comprised of diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Our goals are to ensure that all teens graduate from high school with a plan for their future, that all members develop a healthy lifestyle and strong character and citizenship. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. These five core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. In addition, Club staff develop and implement meaningful programs based on the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of youth in our own community.

Hospice of the Piedmont

Our Promise to Our Community: With a commitment to our diverse neighborhoods, Hospice of the Piedmont promises compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care to meet the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each dying patient and those who love them.

With more than three decades of experience in serving the city of Charlottesville and the surrounding 12-county area, Hospice of the Piedmont offers a rich history of expert skills, support and services. We’re the region’s oldest mission-driven, nonprofit hospice organization.

The Point Community Church

The Point was started in 2009 and meets in Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va.

Everything about who we are and what we do is driven by our mission to make disciples who Love God, Love People, and Love Life. We hope you find this mission compelling and exciting and choose to join us as we seek to change lives in Central Virginia and the world for the sake of Jesus Christ. 

Charlottesville Police Foundation

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization of local citizens who help secure advanced resources, tools and training for our police department so it can best serve and protect our community.  They also work to foster connections between the police and the public through community outreach initiatives, as the foundation believes these relationships are vital to the safety, stability, and economic and social vibrancy of the City of Charlottesville.

Angel Tree Donations 2018

We love giving back to our community, and snagging a couple kinds in need from the Salvation Army Angel Tree is a great way to spread some holiday cheer.  Our brokerage sponsored 5 children this holiday season, and here’s just a glimpse at some of their goodies.   In 2017, the Angel Tree provided gifts and clothes for over 400


1st Annual Santa Fun Run a Jolly Success!

On Sunday December 7, 2014 The Arc of the Piedmont had it’s first annual Santa Fun Run on the Downtown Mall.  Dressing up in a santa suit and throwing on your elf ears really brought the community together.  The event had over 300 entrants in it’s first year and it can only be expected to grow as people realize just


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