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New Ground Charities

Our mission

Promote the work of small charities that are living out the mandate in Isaiah 1:17 to: Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

ECHO @ the Zoo

ECHO @ the Zoo

21% funded
So far, we’ve raised $2,119.00!

We are the ECHO at the Zoo

$2,119 of $10,000 raised
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Join New Ground Charities and ECHO Family Care Partners for a wild day of fun at the Virginia Zoo caring for foster and vulnerable families today and in the future.

UPDATE!
*Due to weather conditions this weekend, Echo at the Zoo has moved to a new date*
June 11, 2022
9:30am – 4pm

ECHO Family Care Partners supports families in crisis, empowering family preservation and strengthening foster, kinship, and adoptive families, while they care for vulnerable children. There are thousands of vulnerable children in our community and many (if not most) have experienced trauma. It impacts brain development, our bodies, belief systems, emotions, and our behaviors. Complex trauma impacts so much that traditional methods of parenting, or teaching, or even just interacting don’t work. But there are specific interventions and approaches, known as trauma-informed care, that can change a child’s life. Education equips families to navigate trauma and its impact, while strengthening them to provide the stability and support needed for healing.

Buy a ticket for you and your family!

Tickets to the Virginia Zoo are just $10 each.

Donate a ticket for a foster child and family!

Give the gift of a day at the zoo to a foster child and his or her family!

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