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 32: project:HOMES

Dear Batter Up friends—meet the folks at project:HOMES! This organization was nominated by one of Batter Up’s biggest supporters—Alison Kaufmann. As a Dominion employee, Alison first learned of projects:HOMES through their energy conservation work. However, their reach extends far beyond energy with a mission of improving lives through improving homes. Formerly ElderHomes, a non-profit focused […]

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Week 31: Adam Melton

Dear Batter Up friends, meet Adam Melton—an eye doctor with a heart of gold! Adam was nominated for his work with the Special Olympics by Kelly Kaufman and her husband Evan. Here is what Kelly had to say in her nomination email: “Adam is an optometrist and he and Evan both sit on the Richmond […]

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Week 30: Britt Olwine

Dear Batter Up friends—meet Britt Olwine, the pro bono fellow at Hunton & Williams! Britt was nominated by her friend and fellow attorney Johanna Orleski. You may recognize the name Orleski since Johanna’s husband Doug—a.k.a. RVA Coffee Stain—was battered back in December. I love it when cake comes full circle! (pun intended) Britt and Johanna […]

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Week 29: FRIENDS Association for Children

Dear Batter Up friends—meet another kind of friend! These ladies are some of the staff members that make up FRIENDS Association for Children. Located in Jackson Ward, FRIENDS is a non-profit agency that serves nearly 1,000 children, ages six-weeks to 17-years. Their mission, quite simply, is to help children and families achieve their potential and […]