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Summer 2023

We Are The Doorways

We provide lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to the hospital, but not far from the feeling of "home."

Volunteer Volumes

"I do this for the team-building to come together as one" - Josh, Volunteer from CoStar

We are endlessly in awe of the support we receive from individuals and groups alike who believe in lending a helping hand. Committed companies like CoStar Group invest their time in the service of those in need. They, like all of our volunteers, are committed to making the world a better place. CoStar opens up volunteer opportunities to all their employees, allowing them to get to know colleagues throughout the company while providing meaningful service. For CoStar Group and so many others, community matters. That community extends beyond their own office walls, and it gives coworkers a chance to bond and create a company culture that is united in empathy.

Interested in volunteering as an individual or with a group? Call our Volunteer Manager at 804.828.6901 ext. 150 or email volunteer@thedo​orways.org!

Guest Gazette

"I'm here supporting my brother who received a liver transplant" - Mike, Guest

While our staff were making dinner for guests recently, one of our guests approached us to ask when he could make dinner for the other guests himself. After being amazed at his generous offer and explaining that the only open dinner night that week was the next day, Mike took us back even more by saying he had already purchased all the supplies and was ready to serve! As a retired chef, he wanted to use his skillset to support to fellow guests in need of some comfort food. Of course, Mike's talents were met with rave reviews!

What's equally amazing is that Mike isn't the only guest who goes above and beyond to serve others while staying with us. From driving each other on errands to playing board games together, or simply checking in on one another through group chats - our guests create a network of support and community within our doors.

Donor Digest

Thank you to Mid-Atlantic Laundry Systems!

Donations come in many forms at The Doorways!

With 117 rooms serving approximately 150 guests per night, we go through a lot of linens every day! That's why we are exceptionally grateful to partners like Mid-Atlantic Laundry Systems for providing us with the means to keep a clean and sanitary environment for guests receiving medical treatments. After recently purchasing two washers from them and seeing our need firsthand, Mid-Atlantic Laundry Systems generously donated a dryer to help meet our capacity.

Having the backing of our partners who support our guests in unique ways means that our team can work more efficiently and provide the highest quality service to our guests. Thank you to Mid-Atlantic Laundry Systems for believing in our mission!

Does your company provide similar support? We would love to talk about a partnership! Reach out to our Maintenance Chief at 804.828.6901 ext. 111 or email info@thedoorway​s.org!

Our Mantra


We believe in generosity.

We believe in the simple truth that everyone needs help eventually.We believe that it’s our joy in life to improve the lives of others.We believe in the human spirit, the stubborn oh-yes-I-will determination that trumps any get-well-soon card.We believe in being there until we’re not needed instead of leaving when we get tired.We are absolutely certain that we can love people we don’t know.We regret that we have only one life to spend in the service of others.We believe life is meant to be shared.We refuse to turn anyone away.We are continually impressed by the people of Richmond.We think Southern hospitality is a universal life skill, not a regional curiosity.And when there’s nothing more we can do, we’ll do more. Give More. Love more.

We are The Doorways. Between healing and home.

Event Updates

September 22

Gilbane Restaurant Walk 2023

Stone Brewing Richmond, VA

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thanks to our amazing partners at Gilbane Building Company, we are excited to kick off our 40th Anniversary celebrations with the 18th Annual Gilbane Restaurant Walk! It's always one of our favorite nights of the year and it will soon be yours, too! From networking, to live music, to delicious food - this is one you don't want to miss! Tickets and sponsorships are on sale now: https://www.thedoorways.org/gilbane-restaurant-walk/

YPC Give Back Nights!

Join our Young Professionals Council in supporting The Doorways while enjoying delicious food! Must present flyers at checkout or use codes if online checkout is allowed. 

Panera: August 8th from 4pm-8pm (online code: FUND4U)

Willow Lawn 1601 Willow Lawn Dr Suite 702, Richmond, VA 23230

Torchy's TacosSeptember 12th from 10am-10pm (dine-in/take-out only)

Carytown 3510 W Cary St, Suite C110, Richmond, Virginia 23221

ChipotleOctober 10th from 5pm-9pm (online code: Z96LHG9)

Carytown - 10 N Nansemond St Ste D, Richmond, VA 23221

Direct from our Donors

"Donating goods through Amazon is an easy way for me to support an important cause and ensure guests have the supplies they need so they can focus on their loved ones and healing."

- June, donor

Thank you to everyone who made our Christmas in July donation drive a success by contributing a host of essential goods for our guests!

Give the gift of hope and healing on a monthly basis through our Sustainer Program by clicking "recurring"

Or support our mission with a gift today!

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