GRC Delivers Smiles

GRC Delivers Smiles
Type of post: Chorus news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, May 3 2018
For the last few years, the Bass section of the Greater Richmond Chorus has organized a number of community service activities through a project they call Basses That Care.  Every few months, they select a community project and collect donations from the entire chorus to support that cause.  Most recently, they worked with The Coal Pit Learning Center, a Richmond-area preschool that is dedicated to building a nurturing and engaging learning environment for students from low-income families.  The center was in dire need of supplies to support their students, ranging from paper products and snacks all the way to art supplies and toys. 

With contributions from the entire Greater Richmond Chorus, this project was a huge success!  We were able to gather a full truck-load of supplies and deliver it all to The Coal Pit this week.  We made a grand entrance in a decorated pick-up truck filled with goodies, pulling right up to the school.  The children were so excited and the looks on their faces were priceless!  They even helped us unload all the toys!  There was singing by all (of course!) as we sang to the children and then they sang for us. A good time was had by adults and children alike!

Thanks to the generosity of our chorus members, The Coal Pit now has its needs met for weeks to come. We were reminded that while it can sometimes take a village, often it just takes a few good people to reach out and help those in need.  There’s nothing better than seeing a smile on the face of a child!

Outstanding job, GRC!  Congratulations!

To learn more about The Coal Pit Learning Center and see how you can help, visit their website at