Contributing to Your Community

At Cathcart Group, we strive to create real estate developments that contribute to their respective communities. Over the years, we have not only worked to provide quality living spaces for our residents and opportunities for our employees, but we have also hosted toy drives, charity events, and other community outreach projects as part of our efforts to give back. If you are looking to contribute more to your community, we have a few suggestions to get you started!

Shop Locally

One of the easiest ways to support your local community is to spend your money and buy the things you need from local businesses rather than shopping at chain stores or Amazon. Harrisonburg is a haven for community-driven businesses and local artisans, making it easy to find what you need from local vendors (and you may find something special along the way). Check out some of these local favorites the next time you shop:

Shop Local in HarrisonburgThe Lady Jane https://www.theladyjaneva.com/
Agora Downtown Market https://www.agoradowntownmarket.com/
Glenn’s Fair Price Store http://glensfairprice.com/
The Green Hummingbird https://greenhummingbird.net/
The Yellow Button https://www.shoptheyellowbutton.com/
Walkabout Outfitter https://www.walkaboutoutfitter.com/
New Creation https://newcreationva.org/
Charlee Rose Boutique https://shopcharleerose.com/
Lela’s Boutique https://shoplelasboutique.com/

Don’t forget to check out Harrisonburg’s amazing farmer’s markets! The surrounding Shenandoah Valley provides a rich variety of farm-to-table options including delicious produce, handmade goods, and local eats that will keep you coming back for more. Try these markets to enjoy all the valley has to offer:

Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market https://www.harrisonburgfarmersmarket.com/
Shenandoah Heritage Market https://shenandoahmarket.net/
Cross Keys Farm Market https://www.crosskeysfarmmarket.com/
Overlook Produce Farm & Adventures https://www.facebook.com/OverlookProduce/

Voting in Harrisonburg ElectionsVote in Local Elections

The most effective way to contribute to your community is to take an active role in local government, and the easiest way to do this is to vote and be a part of local elections. If you aren’t sure how to register or get involved in local elections, you can use the following sites to learn more:

Harrisonburg Voting Resources https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/vote
Local Election Information https://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/179/Election-Information
Voter Registration Information https://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/176/Voter-Registrar
Virginia Department of Elections FAQs https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/election-voter-faq/

Support Local Charities

Do you want to make an even more direct impact? There are so many ways to donate or volunteer in Harrisonburg and give back to your community. Contact these local organizations to find out how you can help:

Harrisonburg CharitiesUnited Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County https://uwhr.org/
Special Olympics of Virginia https://specialolympicsva.org/
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County http://www.bbbshr.org/
Patchwork Pantry https://www.patchworkpantry.org/
The Salvation Army Potomac Division https://salvationarmypotomac.org/
On the Road Collaborative https://www.ontheroadcollaborative.com/our-story/
Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County https://www.bgchr.org/
Open Doors https://www.valleyopendoors.org/
Mercy House http://www.themercyhouse.org/
People Helping People https://phpharrisonburg.org/

You can also use Volunteer Match to find specific opportunities to serve in your community: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/orgs.jsp?r=20.0&l=Harrisonburg

There is always a way to make your community a better place. In addition to these suggestions, you can help a neighbor unload groceries, hold open a door, or help a friend get to know our city a little better. We hope you will join us in giving back to Harrisonburg and Stone Port!