BatterUp is a blog, a social experiment, and a movement to encourage people to connect with each other over homemade food. I do this with free cake.
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Week 41: Vanessa Diamond

Dear Batter Up friends—meet Vanessa Diamond, the Director of HandsOn Greater Richmond! (And her adorable daughter, too.) Everything about this delivery was so cool and I’m not quite sure where to start. From the nominator, to the nominee, to the delivery venue, the entire thing was 100% aligned with Batter Up’s objective to honor those […]

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Week 40: Patience Salgado

Dear Batter Up friends, meet Patience Salgado—Richmond’s own Kindness Girl! This woman is incredible. Honestly, I’ve kinda been putting this blog post off because the immense impact that this woman is having on not just the RVA community, but the kindness revolution that is slowly taking hold of America, is immeasurable—and certainly difficult to summarize […]

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Week 39: Sarah Milston

Dear Batter Up friends, meet Sarah Milston—one of the busiest bees in RVA! As I sit here trying to write this blog post, I am completely overwhelmed by finding a starting point. This woman has done so much for Richmond over the last 10+ years that it’s hard to recap in one little blog. So, […]

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Week 38: Richmond SPCA

Dear Batter Up friends, meet Carrie and Lauren—two of the adoption counselors at the Richmond SPCA! I am a great many things and dog person is most definitely in the upper echelon of that list. I absolutely love them. I prefer the big goofy ones that you can wrap your arms around and, in return, […]