Virginia Birdies make presentation to CHVB
Funds donated to reduce mortgage on multipurpose building at Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist
The Virginia Birdies donated $1,000 to the Capital Campaign Fund to reduce the mortgage on the multipurpose building at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 6900 Hickory Road in Chesterfield County.
The Birdies is a golf organization founded by the late Theodore Cabral more than 30 years ago. Their mission, in addition to enjoying golf, is to help several community organizations meet the needs of local families.
The Birdies sponsored an annual golf tournament in Petersburg, in June 2018. They are among six groups located in Canada, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and South Carolina.
According to http://www. chvb.org, “The Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist Inc. (The Home, formally known as the “Virginia Negro Baptist Children’s Home”) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Charles S. Dodd as an orphanage for black children. ... Dr. Dodd committed to give the first financial donation ($5000) and enlisted the support of his pastor, some of his close friends, and several of the Baptist Associations/ Conventions in the state of Virginia to do the same. This effort resulted in a commitment from these individuals and groups that produced the first $30,000 needed to get The Home started. The Home received its certificate of Incorporation in 1947 as a result of the efforts of Dr. M. Jackson White and two committees he chaired.
“The Home was originally operated under the authority of a Board of Trustees appointed by the Baptist General Association, the Baptist General Convention, and the Virginia Baptist State Convention. Today, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Stat Convention appoint members to the Board of Trustees. CHVB continues to receive support from many individuals, churches, clubs and organizations across Virginia.”
The Virginia Birdies donate $1,000 to the Capital Campaign Fund to reduce the mortgage on the multi-purpose building at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptists. Pictured from left are: Dr. Leo Whitaker, executive secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia; Dr. Gracie White, friend of CHVB; Muriel Felder; LaTonya Hicks, assistant vice president of Premier Bank; and retired Lt. Col.