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Charlottesville 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:

Alakazam Toys
Basketful Lifestyle & Gifts
Be Just
Brigid & Bess
Cinema Skate Shop
Cocoa & Spice
C’ville Arts Cooperative
Darling Boutique
Derriere de Soie
Ewe Fine Fiber Goods
The Flower Shop
High Tor Gear Exchange
Magpie Knits
Market Street Market
The Men & Boys Shop
New Dominion Book Shop
Pawprints Boutique
Plan 9 Music
Quattro Tizi
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Rio Hill Beer & Wine
Shenanigans Toys
The Spice Diva
The Virginia Shop

Vote 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
Virginia Department of Elections FAQs

Support Local Charities

Big Brothers/Big Sister of the Central Blue Ridge
United Way of Greater Charlottesville
Building Goodness Foundation
Charlottesville/Albemarle Meals on Wheels
Emergency Food Network
Shenandoah National Park Trust
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA & Rummage
Salvation Army Potomac Division
The Arc of the Piedmont
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
The Music Resource Center

You can also use Volunteer Match to find specific opportunities to serve in your community.

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!

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