Assurance Partner Gives Back With Charitable Souls Foundation

Assurance Partner Gives Back With Charitable Souls Foundation

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Assurance Partner Recognized for Commitment to Community Giving

Assurance Partner Amy Rybar Menefee, CPA was featured in the “Heroes Among Us” TV special with WTVR CBS 6 where she was recognized for her longstanding dedication to the Richmond community’s underserved and houseless populations through her nonprofit organization, Charitable Souls Foundation.

Since the Foundation was founded in 2001, volunteers have logged more than 4,000 hours in the community which includes distributing more than 800 holiday gift bags; more than 2,500 children’s books to children in transitional housing, and about 2,200 sleeping bags to the city’s houseless population.


Keiter’s Assurance Partner Amy Rybar Menefee with CBS 6 “Heroes Among Us” Segment.

“Non-profit founders jumped into action after seeing a need right outside their door” Excerpt:

“Amy Rybar Menefee and Mike Menefee never forget their roots. While studying in 2000, the pair and two friends saw a need right outside their front door.

Mike and Amy were troubled watching men and women sleeping outside in the bitter cold.

“You know Monroe Park is where everything started for Charitable Souls,” Amy said.

“We would walk through Monroe Park and see people without even a blanket so we would give them something extra and that is really how it started,” Mike added. “We’ve been at this for well over 20 years and we’re going to keep trucking.”

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Source: WTVR 6


ABOUT Charitable souls foundation, inc.

On April 11, 2001, the Charitable Souls Foundation launched after starting as an idea created by four friends whose commitment to serving their community goes back to their days at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Foundation engages in various outreach projects targeted at improving the community and the quality of life of its members. Projects include an annual Sleeping Bag Project to benefit the houseless and those without heat; a Holiday Gift Bag Project for the underserved populations in our community; and a Literacy Project for at-risk youth.

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