SML CHARITY HOME TOUR

Mission Statement

The Charity Home Tour’s mission is to raise awareness of and funds for charities in the Smith Mountain Lake region, while promoting area businesses and building community relationships.

 

 

Mission Objectives

  • Using only volunteers, organize and administer a Tour that invites guests to tour beautiful and interesting SML Homes.

  • Raise funds through Tour patrons, business sponsors, and tickets sales.

  • Distribute the proceeds amongst the participating charities who provide needed services to deserving people.

THE WILHELM HOME

The Wilhelm home in Montego Bay has amazing views of Smith Mountain from all its’ rooms. Large double entry doors open to a marble foyer that reveals the open floor plan of family room, dining room and kitchen. This 2-level home has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, including a bonus room over the garage with a full bath, separate heating unit and elevator.

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SML GN HOST HOME

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Tickets are available to purchase online at www.SMLCharityHomeTour.com.  

Online ticket purchases are available from May 27th through Tour Weekend (October 9th).

Paper Tickets

Paper tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:
• From July 1st – October 6th, buy your paper tickets at the SML Visitor Center, 16430 Booker T.

Washington Hwy, Suite #2, Moneta, VA 24121 (Bridgewater Plaza); and
• During Tour Weekend (October 7th – 9th), you can buy a paper ticket at each of the Tour homes.

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MORE INFORMATION

Tour Hours

Columbus Day Weekend

FRI. OCT. 7 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) SAT. OCT. 8 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) SUN. OCT. 9 (1 - 5 p.m.)

Ticket Prices

$25: May 27 through June 30 (Early Bird Special) (Online sales ONLY) $30: July 1st through Oct. 6th (Online or at SML Visitor Center) $35: Tour Weekend - Oct 7th through 9th (Online or at Homes ONLY)

  

Visit eight private homes by car or boat

Free parking and docking

Tickets valid all three days

One visit per home

Tour held rain or shine!

THE WILHELM HOME

8 BENEFITING LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANZATIONS

Agape Center

https://www.agapecentersml.org/

The Agape Center Inc. is a God-directed outreach ministry. They provide many services including food, clothing and household needs along with financial assistance for emergency needs, such as funds for utility bills, rent and medical needs. Agape also provides emotional support through its mentoring program and offers a course to help their clients get out of poverty.

Charity Pairing: MacKenzie Home

Bedford Ride

http://bedfordride-cvacl.org

The Mission of Bedford Ride is to improve the quality of life for Bedford County citizens by providing better access to non-emergency medical services (non-Medicaid). Volunteers provide disabled, elderly, and low income people in our communities with easy and affordable transportation.

Charity Pairing: Gauger Home

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah

https://www.campkumbayah.org

Nestled in the heart of Lynchburg, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah offers 47 acres of natural play and education space for public and private enjoyment. Our facilities are open throughout the year, offering youth camp programs, pool memberships and environmental education programs for all in the community.

Charity Pairing: Elmer Home

 

Franklin County Family YMCA

http://www.franklincountyymca.org/

As a charitable, volunteer-driven, community-based organization, the Franklin County Family YMCA derives its strength from its community roots and strong volunteers. Whether it’s through their second grade safe swim program, Parkinson relief program, summer camp, Arthritis relief class, preschool or youth mentoring, the Y provides opportunities that improve the community’s health and well-being, activities that bring families closer together and programs that empower young people to find success

Charity Pairing: Graham Home

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County

http://www.habitatfcva.org/

As a nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. They construct new and rehabilitate existing housing throughout Franklin County to provide low-to-moderate income individuals and families with affordable housing options. They help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Everyone in Franklin County deserves decent, affordable housing! In addition, Habitat for Humanity provides Critical Home Repairs, such as building ramps, replacing roofs, and minor home repairs. 

Charity Pairing: Anderson Home

 

Helping Hands of Franklin County

http://helpinghandsfc.com/index.html

Helping Hands of Franklin County’s mission is to provide financial assistance to help the emergency needs of the citizens of Franklin County.  Typical emergency needs include electric bill termination or overdue notices, rent or mortgage issues, heating fuel, prescription medication and other emergency needs. In addition to emergency financial assistance they provide budget counseling to their clients and referrals to other appropriate agencies.  Their volunteers provide this assistance with care and dignity to each of their clients.

Charity Pairing: Hinchman Home

SML Good Neighbors

http://www.smlgoodneighbors.org/

Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors provide out-of-school programs for rising 1st-8th grade students. They offer two 4-week summer enrichment programs focusing on reading, writing, communications, math, science, art and physical education. The Academy, for middle school children, helps prepare students for high school and beyond by team building activities, strategies for learning, field trips and educational support. All students receive daily nutritional meals and snacks, weekend food bags for the family and a new book. During the school year, after school programs with the Virginia Children’s Theatre, provide additional enrichment in the Arts at local elementary schools. The Nancy Horton Scholarship provides two scholarships to graduating seniors who once participated in SML Good Neighbors. We are celebrating 15 years of service to our local students.

Charity Pairing: Wilhelm Home

Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy

http://tackfullyteamed.com/

The Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding center in Henry, Virginia. Its mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and other activities to persons with disabilities, giving them an opportunity to improve their physical, mental, emotional and social lives. Therapeutic riding offers children and adults with disabilities a chance to enjoy an “able body activity,” reaching achievements in ways they thought were impossible.

Charity Pairing: Settle Home