Another excellent report and a fantastic resource for families in the area comes from Mr. Ralph Berrier, Jr., a columnist for our area paper, The Roanoke Times. It is called The Dadline. Every other week, Mr. Berrier notes some links, stories and survival tips for our local parents. We look forward to it.
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The Donahues returned late last night from a lovely vacation visiting Historic Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. We visited several National Parks and Virginia State Parks.
We’ll post more photos soon like the one here with our oldest holding Buddy Bison at Historic Yorktown National Park, but mostly we wanted to share info about Buddy Bison. [...]
Ashley and I were just so pleased with the response for our request for making donations to Feeding America Southwest Virginia for our annual KIVA birthday bash last weekend! We set a goal of 400 lbs. of food for this year’s event. Families who visited the Mill Mountain Discovery Center last Saturday helped us [...]
The Donahues were so honored by the kind folks who visited with us during our KIVA Birthday Bash #4! Mill Mountain Discovery Center is such a wonderful place. We are always so proud to be able to share it with new families in the area.
We will have a running total update on food collected, [...]
Please come along and join our happy throng!
We’d love for you to join us as we celebrate four years of outdoor fun with families all around the Roanoke Valley.
Here is a map to the Discovery Center in Roanoke, VA - atop the lovely Mill Mountain.
Rember, instead of gifts, please bring a canned food item for [...]
When we started KIVA in January of 2008, Ashley and I saw a chance to make a difference in our community by encouraging families to get out and explore together. Later that year, we were chosen by Family Fun Magazine as a family to receive $1,000 to give to the charity of our choice. There [...]
It was an honor to be among the numbers in the walk for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. yesterday in Downtown Roanoke. Please take a few moments to read about our walk via The Roanoke Times article at
That’s my head popping up in the back, along with our youngest little one. It was he [...]
We hope that you will take time with your family to make a difference by serving tomorrow.
Enjoy this video and be inspired.
After your day of service, please join us as we walk tomorrow afternoon for the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Day Celebration
Beginning with a march at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge [...]
Information taken from Hands On Blue Ridge
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2012
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. He challenged us to [...]
A Little Food = Big Savings
Now through Saturday, Janaury 21st, donate canned goods or non-perishable food items at either of their three locations, draw for a discount, and get up to 30% off*!
Walkabout Outfitter has been a kind partner with KIVA: Kids in the Valley Adventuring in the past and is now offering to [...]