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 13: Cianti Stewart-Reid

Dear Batter Up readers, Meet Cianti Stewart-Reid, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. Yay Pink! Cianti was nominated by her college friend, Amanda Pohl. Here’s what Amanda had to say: I’d like to nominate Cianti Stewart-Reid, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. Cianti works tirelessly to improve the lives of […]

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Week 12: Comfort Zone Camp

Dear Batter Up fans, meet the folks at Comfort Zone Camp (CZC)—and the Sams family who nominated them. Until I received the email from Heather Sams nominating CZC, I had no idea that this place existed. But, within seconds of reading her story and learning about what these amazing people do, there was no question […]

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Week 11: Cassie and JT Matthew

Dear Batter Up fans, meet Cassie and JT Matthew—the duo behind a non-profit called Hands Up Ministries (HUM). Cassie and JT were nominated by their friend and Hands Up volunteer Suzanne Casey. In her nomination email Suzanne wrote, “Over the past four years [Cassie and JT] have poured their hearts and souls into trying to […]

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Week 10: Conner Brothers Collision Center

Dear Batter Up readers, meet Will! Today I decided to make a visit to the Conner Brothers Collision Center on Hull Street. I was first alerted to this business through a nomination by Amy Culver and was completely overwhelmed by their generous recycled rides program. I arrived at the center at 1:30 pm on Friday […]