About // Culture
H&A is dedicated to fostering a learning culture and donating to the communities we serve, through monetary donations and volunteer opportunities.
Rebuilding Together Richmond is a volunteer-based program that repairs and rehabilitates homes and non-profit community facilities. They help low income, elderly, and disabled people who own their homes but are unable to maintain them. H&A’s continued support of the program throughout the years has brought warmth, safety and independence to those in need throughout the Richmond community.
In 2011, H&A won Rebuilding Richmond’s second annual “Green Day Challenge” contest. We were recognized for excellence in making our project sustainable:
- Clothesline pulley system (winner!)
- Other features that contributed to the sustainability of the project:
- Additional insulation in the attic
- Recycled everything...Boxes, mulch, anything from the site that was recyclable!
- Sealed window air conditioner
In 2010, the first year H&A participated in the Corporate Games, our team “Hardly Athletic” came in second place in the C Division. The “field day for adults” is not only a great team-building experience, but also benefits a great cause, the Special Olympics Virginia. The Corporate Games has raised over $100,000 since 1998 for this worthy organization.
H&A is committed to providing hunger relief across the state of Virginia. Every year, we plan four volunteer events at the Food Bank’s distribution center to sort food for families. We also have a food drive at each office location where departments compete to donate the most food!
Established by the Daughters of Charity as an orphanage and school in 1834, St. Joseph’s Villa is the oldest and largest continuously operating children’s nonprofit organization in metropolitan Richmond. H&A assists St. Villa’s by preparing backpacks for children in need at the beginning of each school year. The team stuffs backpacks with notebooks, pencils, and any other supplies the kids need!
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) fights for bold and creative solutions to the pollution that plagues the Bay and its tributaries. H&A employees, friends and family join thousands of other volunteers to clean over 500 miles of debris along the Chesapeake Bay shores.
H&A is committed to cleaning the park surrounding the Virginia Beach Town Center six times a year. Volunteers work together to clear as much trash as possible using supplies provided by the City of Virginia Beach.