91 year old legacy of William Byrd Community House in danger

Agency Faces Financial Struggles William Byrd Community House has served the Richmond community for 91 years. But now that legacy of service is in jeopardy. Please read the excellent article ...

Byrd House Market Serves Children, Families, Community

Byrd House Market Wraps Up 2014 Season Byrd House Market just wrapped up its 2014 season at the end of October. From May through October we saw lots of returning ...

Baker’s Crust/Carytown – Wednesday, December 3rd

William Byrd Community House is now a Baker’s Crust-Carytown Community Partner As a community partner of Baker’s Crust-Carytown, William Byrd Community House, will receive 15% of all dine-in OR take-out ...

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Children’s Services Early Childhood Education WBCH Preschool and Head Start Preschool Early ...


Children’s Services Extended Day The Extended Day program, for children 4 to 5 years ...


Summer Camp 2014 June 23rd through August 22nd Early Childhood and School ...


The WBCH building was built by philanthropist Grace Arents to house Richmond’s ...

BYRD HOUSE MARKET – Renegade Market

currently featuring the Renegade Market every Tuesday 3:00pm ’till sunset now through ...

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Helping Hams – William Byrd night at Buz and Ned’s – Monday, November 17

William Byrd Night at Buz and Ned’s Monday, November 17, 6pm—10pm WBCH will receive 10% of food sales Monday evening, November 17 between 6pm—10pm. DINE IN or CARRY-OUT!  Bring your friends,  family and colleagues. It’s a tasty way to support William Byrd Community House.  

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Renegade Market – every Tuesday

Renegade Market Every Tuesday 3:00pm ’till sunset now through April 2015    Check out byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com for weekly updates or call 804/643-2717 and ask for Ana Edwards, Market Manager

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Thank You VCU and Altria Volunteers

A big thank you to all the VCU and Altria volunteers who came out Saturday, September 27th. They worked on 3 large projects: running irrigation to our Farmlet, planting fall crops and painting the Early Childhood program area in our basement including two murals. Everyone at William Byrd is truly grateful to the volunteers for [...]

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Martin’s A+ School Rewards

Shop at Martin’s and earn money for WBCH Early Childhood Education October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015 Register your Martin’s BONUSCARD and designate William Byrd Community House to receive your A+ School Rewards every time you shop between now and March 21, 2015. Rewards points will be turned into cash for Early Childhood Education [...]

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RESCHEDULED for Friday, September 12

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 4:00pm – 8:00pm FREE and OPEN to the public William Byrd Community House celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year at their Annual Community Carnival, Friday, September 12, 4pm – 8pm. Carnival is held on the athletic field behind the main facility, GPS 980 Idlewood [...]

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Amazing Raise – September 17 & 18

Show your support for William Byrd Donate during The Amazing Raise It’s that time of year again. Back to School? Yes. But also time for the Amazing Raise. The Amazing Raise is a two-day online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation that raises money for local non-profits. Start Time Wednesday, September 17, 6am End [...]

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William Byrd Night at Baker’s Crust – Carytown

WBCH/Baker’s Crust – Carytown Wednesday September 17 5pm – 8:30pm   Baker’s Crust Carytown location will donate 15% of the proceeds from each order (excluding taxes, tip and alcohol) on Wednesday night, September 17th. Just tell you server you want to support William Byrd. INCLUDES TAKE OUT  ORDERS! Join us for a great meal and [...]

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William Byrd runs VCU Broad Street Mile

VCU Broad Street Mile Saturday September 20 10am – 2pm Well, our Associate Board, that is. William Byrd Associate Board is fielding a team to run in this community-wide fundraising event. The run takes place on Broad Street between Hermitage and Belvidere. Event festival is free and open to the public. Teams run in support [...]

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WBCH Preschool and Head Start Preschool Monday – Friday 7:50am – 5:45pm September  - June $85 registration fee (non-refundable)* Weekly fee – sliding scale based on income ($85/week per child – minimum) CLICK HERE for APPLICATION or stop by our facility at 224 S. Cherry Street (For Head Start positions, families must apply through Richmond [...]

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Office Depot Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Office Depot, is donating 2,000 sackpacks containing essential school supplies to students in the Richmond area. William Byrd Community House is excited to have been chosen as a recipient, along with Caritas, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Open Arms Family Support Services and YMCA of Greater Richmond. The [...]

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