A Community Conversation

community conversation

Pictured: 2022 Nonprofit Breakfast at The TAD Space From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller We are busy working with community partners to plant seeds of Hope throughout MHC. One way we are doing this is by hosting a community summit. In June, Harvest convened a group of some of our Hope Builders […]

Celebrating Virginia Intern Day

harvest intern Zariah Scales

Pictured: Harvest Summer Intern Zariah Scales The Harvest Foundation celebrated Virginia Intern Day on July 28th with summer intern Zariah Scales. Here’s more from Scales about her work and how it ties back to her love of Martinsville-Henry County. Why choose Harvest for your internship? “When I was on the Harvest Youth Board in high school, I […]

Harvest Youth Board Funds Racquets for Reading

Racquets for Reading

Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board funded a $5,000 grant to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia to bring the Racquets for Reading program to Martinsville and Henry County Public Schools. Racquets for Reading, created in November 2020, prepares young children to read at or above grade level by third grade. QuickStart Tennis created the […]

June: Enjoy your summer in MHC!

enjoy your summer

June 30, 2022 From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Summer is here which means that outdoor living is in full force.  Our community has so many great outdoor assets that bring tourists and locals out to enjoy.  If your idea of fun includes water or land, there are plenty of things for […]

Next phase of Dick and Willie Passage to begin construction in July

Dick & Willie Passage

June 22, 2022 Trail enthusiasts will soon have more ground to cover as construction of Phase 6A of the Dick and Willie Passage will get underway in July 2022. Once the additional 1.75 miles are constructed, there will be approximately 9.5 miles of paved trail along the former railroad passage. “The Dick and Willie Passage […]

Harvest partners with Smart Beginnings to build capacity for local childcare centers

harvest and smart beginnings

Pictured above: First Baptist Early Learning Center in Martinsville is the first religious-based Level 5 early childhood center in Martinsville-Henry County. The center’s staff celebrated in late May. Martinsville, Va. — For nearly 45 years, Beth Kotchish taught and looked after children at First Baptist Early Learning Center in Martinsville. “I started as an aide […]

Crown Holdings, Inc. Announces Expansion of its Henry County Facility

crown holdings

Henry County—Due to increased demand for its products in several segments of the aluminum beverage can industry, Crown Holdings, Inc. is adding an additional 168,000 square feet to its production facility now under construction in Henry County’s Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. Crown anticipates the need for additional storage capacity in the continually expanding aluminum beverage […]

May: Doing the best we can for our community

for our community

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller This has been a rough couple of weeks for our country. Too many lives lost from hate, trauma, and illness. As I write this, we are learning more about the children, teachers, and individuals working or shopping who lost their lives and more about the young […]

Uptown Partnership receives $5K award from Virginia Tourism Corp.

uptown partnership

RICHMOND, VA – To kick off National Travel and Tourism Week, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today that more than $2.7 million in matching grant and reimbursable sponsorship funds will be awarded to 259 local and regional tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP) and Regional Marketing Program (RMP). […]

April: Take time to celebrate wins, understand losses

celebrate wins

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller  As you know, Harvest launched its new five-year strategic plan in January. However, we still need to take the time to reflect on the last plan. We need to celebrate the wins and understand the losses or the benchmarks not quite achieved. Anyone who has planned, […]