Twice is Nice Announces 2023 Grant Recipients 

Charlottesville, Virginia, December 12, 2023 – Twice is Nice, Charlottesville’s leading upscale resale boutique, with support from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, today announced its 2023 grantees. A total of $270,000 is awarded to twenty-six local nonprofits, each dedicated to serving seniors in need in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Fluvanna. 

Having contributed more than $1.5 million to our community in the last decade, Twice is Nice continues its impactful support of nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving seniors in need.  

“Thanks to the considerable generosity of our donors and the tireless devotion of staff and volunteers, Twice is Nice is able to turn second hand, recycled items into first rate services delivered by our exceptional grantees,” said Gordon Walker, Twice is Nice Board President. “This year, the grants awarded had a special emphasis on understanding and supporting positive aging, considering factors like lifestyle choices, access to health care, societal circumstances, and essential health determinants such as discrimination, economic security, education, and housing.” 

The 2023 Twice is Nice grant recipients are as follows: All Blessings Flow; Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM); Albemarle Housing Improvement Project (AHIP); Central Virginia Legal Aid Society; Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center; Feeding Greene, Inc-The Food Pantry of Greene County; Fluvanna County Habitat for Humanity; Fluvanna Meals on Wheels; Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation (FLHF); Front Porch C’ville; Greene Alliance of Church Community Efforts (G.R.A.C.E.); The Haven at First & Market; Heart and Soul Fitness with Nicole; Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA); Loaves & Fishes; Local Food Hub; MIMA Music; Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle; PACEM; Piedmont Habitat for Humanity; Piedmont Housing Alliance; Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic; Start A Spark of Central Virginia; Virginia Supportive Housing; WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates; We Bring the Music.

“It’s all about giving back to the community,” said Lori Woolworth, Operations Manager at Twice is Nice. “We like to say we provide ‘new homes for old stuff,’ which means we sell high quality merchandise at affordable prices, while promoting sustainability. Twice is Nice has no inventory costs and relies on 120 dedicated volunteers for 75% of its labor.  Proceeds from our shops help fund local nonprofits that offer programs supporting seniors in need. We are so grateful to our donors, patrons and volunteers. Without the community’s support, we could not have awarded $270,000 in 2023 grants, or $1.5 million over the past decade.”

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is happy to support the work of Twice is Nice and contribute an additional $35,000 toward their 2023 grant funds. “We share the vision of Twice is Nice that all community members, including seniors in need, should have the opportunity to belong, participate, contribute, and thrive. We are delighted to continue our partnership with Twice is Nice and support numerous local organizations improving senior lives in our communities,” said Chaquita Venable, Donor Relations Manager at the Community Foundation.