Our Community Support Is Our Foundation
The Better Living Foundation was formed in 1988 to help fulfill Better Living's mission to give back to the Charlottesville-Albemarle community where they first began business in 1893.
Contributions are made to nonprofit organizations based on an annual review of applications for assistance.
According to Richard Nunley, Chairman of Better Living, Inc.,
The Foundation has enabled the local retailer to continue supporting charities that depend on donations to do their work, especially when times are tough.
Compassion and caring for those in need extends from Better Living through their employees and vendors.
Year-round activities include partnerships with the American Cancer Association, Golden Apple Awards for Teachers, Habitat for Humanity, Heart Association, MDA and others.
The company expresses admiration for the many volunteers and administrators of nonprofit organizations who serve Central Virginia.
|Golden Apple Awards (Click here to see winners.)
Richard L. Nunley, Chairman, is pleased to announce that Better Living Building Supply & Better Living Furniture is sponsoring the 10th Annual Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers from our school systems.
These awards are presented to faculty members from the public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City, including CATEC.
Eligible private schools are those that are members of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).
The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers.
Teachers are most important in nurturing our children's inquisitive minds and preparing them for the challenges of the future.
Nominate a teacher and show your appreciation and support!
Nomination forms are available here or from the local schools or www.k12albemarle.org.
For more info and application click here.
|Feed the Hungry
Better Living Foundation has been a major sponsor of the Feed the Hungry program in Charlottesville.
This all volunteer program provides a packaged meal for families. The bags of mixed rice, chicken flavored seasoning, dried vegetables and powdered vitamins,
are being distributed by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank which is also a major benefactor of the Foundation. Since October 2008, 42,984 meals have been distributed.
|Support for Salvation Army
Better Living Building Supply and Furniture assisted the Salvation Army Kettle Drive with two days of bell ringing in Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads.
Better Living thanks these employees for serving the Salvation Army in their most important fund raising event of the year. Dave Shanklin, Eric Drumheller, Phillip Norford, Daniel Hager, John Meade, Patricia Mete, Ron Neifert,
Charles Harwood, Barbara Hensley, Kevin Dowell, Bill Pattison, Amanda Mays, Roy Brewer, Terence Lyster, Dale Stewart, Sam Driver, and Lori Uvanitte. All funds raised in local Kettle campaigns are used to support local programs of the Salvation Army.
Thanks to volunteers and the generosity of our community the Salvation Army is able to reach out and help those in need.
|How We Give
Better Living, Inc. is committed to giving back to our community through our employees, in-kind and surplus donations, and cash contributions.
We believe our role as a community investor extends beyond writing checks to actively participating and leading local fundraising efforts that have a measurable impact
on the people and community where we live.
For over 20 years, Better Living has been a proud title sponsor of the Annual Amateur and Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chapter of the American Cancer Society raising over $245,000 for cancer research.
Better Living is also proud to sponsor the annual Golden Apple Awards in recognition of exceptional local teachers and we remain committed to working side by side with the local chapter of
Habitat for Humanity to provide low-income families with their own homes.
In 1988, Better Living formed the Better Living Foundation for the sole purpose of continuing our mission of local philanthropy.
As part of our process, the Foundation conducts an annual review of all non-profit applications for financial assistance, in-kind donations, or community partnership and
makes contributions with these in mind.
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