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Providing nonprofits the opportunity to fundraise, gain exposure and build relationships, while bringing the community together to make a big impact.

Moneta, Virginia

January 20, 2023 


21 Local Nonprofits Kickoff Plans for SML Gives 2023


Twenty-one (21) local nonprofits gathered together on Friday, January 20th to finalize plans for SML Gives 2023. In its second year, SML Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that provides nonprofits serving Bedford and Franklin Counties the opportunity to work together to fundraise and gain area-wide exposure.


Most importantly, it is an opportunity for the community to help make a big impact financially for the participating nonprofits. SML Good Neighbors launched the event in 2022 after a previous regional giving day was discontinued. 


At the kickoff meeting, the participating nonprofits discussed their fundraising goals, shared their strategies and were provided with marketing tips and tricks for a successful giving day. The organizers of SML Gives 2023, said their overall fundraising goal for the event is $100,000. Last year the event raised over $86,000 for 13 local nonprofits. 


SML Gives 2023 will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023  Centra is the platinum sponsor for the event. For more information visit


The Participating Organizations:


  • Affordable Condo Associate, INC

  • Bedford Humane Society. Inc

  • Bedford Ride/CVACL

  • Boys & Girls Clubs Of SWVA

  • Children's Assistive Technology Service

  • Food For Kids Weekend PackaSack

  • Franklin County Humane Society Inc./Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center

  • Friends of Booker T Washington Monument

  • Helping Hands of Franklin County 

  • Lake Christian Ministries, Inc. 

  • New Life Center for Thoroughbreds, Inc.

  • ONE Forest School, Inc.

  • Reel Connections for Kids

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia

  • SML Good Neighbors, Inc.

  • Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center

  • Stewartsville First Aid and Rescue Squad

  • The Agape Center

  • Virginia Children's Theatre

  • Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department

  • YMCA (Franklin County)


SML Good Neighbors, Inc. is the hosting organization for SML Gives. SML Good Neighbors, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Moneta, Virginia. The organization, founded in 2007,  provides scholarships, education, enrichment and nutrition services, free of cost, to children in Bedford and Franklin Counties, VA. Their mission is to develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.

To learn more about the organization, please visit

SML GIVES 2023 Press Release



For our in person donor appreciation event. 

Downtown Moneta at the SML Pavilion 

11am until 2pm

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