The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) strives to serve and support you with education, advocacy, and community building programs that are of high quality and meet a variety of needs. We hope that you have joined us this past year at an event or are considering participating in the near future. Visit our website to see more about the programs and services that we are so proud of.
To maintain the diverse and successful programming of VHF we need your help! Please consider participating in #GivingTuesday on November 28th and donate to VHF in this annual “Day of Giving”. Since its founding in 2012,  #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. Go here to learn more.
Here is what member Elsa Kendall has to say about the importance of volunteering and donationg to VHF “On October 24th, I volunteered at the VHF office. It is meticulous work to run an organization such as VHF and have all the details of which company is doing what in an organized fashion. We need volunteers to help with events like the recent Trick-or-Trot. Although we were staffed fairly well, other times we won’t be. We need your help to volunteer at these events. Also, we need donors. This is a non-profit organization with a small amount of members, we can’t survive without donations. Whether it’s your time or money, you have the power to supply it and help our cause. We have been able to do things like Richmond Days, Washington Days because of your services. Please continue to do that and help us grow and become known in the Richmond community. Thank you for your contributions!” Thanks for your service Elsa!
Other easy ways to give back and make a difference in the lives of someone with a bleeding disorder include:
  • You can make a tax deductible donation to VHF anytime by going to our website and clicking on the green “Donate Now” button OR you can mail your donation to VHF at 410 N. Ridge Rd., Suite 215, Richmond, VA 23229 (make checks payable to Virginia Hemophilia Foundation).
  • Purchase a Bravelet. Bravelets are beautiful bracelets inscribed with the words “be brave”. A full $10 from the purchase of each Bravelet goes directly to VHF. Go here to see the VHF Bravelets page.
  • Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support VHF every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to us. Share this link: and ask your donors, volunteers, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation.
  • Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is register your Kroger plus card here, add the VHF NPO # 85417 to your account, shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card every time you shop and VHF will receive the rewards!
Kelly Waters, LCSW, MSW
Executive Director | Virginia Hemophilia Foundation