Contributing to Your Community

Contributing to Your Community

At Cathcart Group, we strive to create real estate developments that contribute to their respective communities. Over the years, we have not only worked to provide quality living spaces for our residents and opportunities for our employees, but we have also hosted toy drives, charity events, and other community outreach projects as part of our efforts to give back. If you are looking to contribute more to your community, we have a few suggestions to get you started!

Shop Locally

One of the easiest ways to support your local community is to spend your money and buy the things you need from local businesses rather than shopping at chain stores or Amazon. Check out some of these local favorites the next time you shop:

Shop Local In CharlottesvilleAlakazam Toys https://www.alakazamtoys.com/
Basketful Lifestyle & Gifts https://www.shopbasketful.com/
Be Just https://bejustcville.com/
Brigid & Bess https://www.brigidandbess.com/
Cinema Skate Shop https://cinemaskateshop.com/
Cocoa & Spice https://www.cocoaandspice.com/
C’ville Arts Cooperative https://www.cvillearts.org/
Darling Boutique https://shopatdarling.com/
Derriere de Soie https://derrieredesoie.com/
Eljo’s https://shop.eljos.com/
Eloise https://shopeloise.com/
Ewe Fine Fiber Goods https://ewefibers.com/
The Flower Shop https://www.charlottesvillevirginiaflorist.com/
Shop Local in Charlottesville, VaHigh Tor Gear Exchange https://www.hightorgearexchange.com/
Magpie Knits https://www.magpieknits.com/
Market Street Market https://www.marketstreetmarket.net/
The Men & Boys Shop https://www.facebook.com/MensAndBoysShop/
New Dominion Book Shop https://ndbookshop.com/
O’Suzannah https://osuzcville.com/
Pawprints Boutique http://pawprintsboutique.com/index.html
Plan 9 Music https://plan9music.com/
Quattro Tizi https://quattrotizi.com/
Ragged Mountain Running Shop https://www.raggedmountainrunning.com/
Rethreads https://www.rethreadscville.com/
Rio Hill Beer & Wine https://discountvino.com/
Shenanigans Toys https://shenanigans.toys/
The Spice Diva https://www.thespicediva.com/
Telegraph Art & Comics https://stores.comichub.com/telegraph_art_comics_uptown/
The Virginia Shop https://thevashop.net/

Vote in Charlottesville ElectionsVote in Local Elections

The most effective way to contribute to your community is to take an active role in local government, and the easiest way to do this is to vote and be a part of local elections. If you aren’t sure how to register or get involved in local elections, you can use the following sites to learn more:

Charlottesville Registrations & Elections https://charlottesville.org/396/Voter-Registration-Elections
Virginia Department of Elections FAQs https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/election-voter-faq/

Support Local Charities

Charlottesville CharitiesThe Arc of the Piedmont https://arcpva.org/
Big Brothers/Big Sister of the Central Blue Ridge https://www.blueridgebigs.org/
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank https://www.brafb.org/
Building Goodness Foundation https://www.buildinggoodness.org/
Charlottesville/Albemarle Meals on Wheels https://www.cvillemeals.org/
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA & Rummage https://caspca.org/rummage/
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation https://www.cacfonline.org/
Emergency Food Network https://www.emergencyfoodnetwork.org/
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville https://www.cvillehabitat.org/
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry https://www.cvilleloaves.org/
The Music Resource Center https://musicresourcecenter.org/
Shenandoah National Park Trust https://www.snptrust.org/
Salvation Army Potomac Division https://salvationarmypotomac.org/
United Way of Greater Charlottesville https://unitedwaycville.org/

You can also use Volunteer Match to find specific opportunities to serve in your community:  https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/orgs.jsp?r=20.0&l=Charlottesville+Virginia

There is always a way to make your community a better place. In addition to these suggestions, you can help a neighbor unload groceries, hold open a door, or help a friend get to know our city a little better. We hope you will join us in giving back to Charlottesville and the surrounding community!