Chesterfield Gives Back Mission Statement
Chesterfield Gives Back was established to provide a means for our community to give thanks to those who serve us, our First Responders. This is accomplished by taking charitable donations and funding events, such as the First Responder Appreciation Day, that are free to First Responders and their families. In addition, we facilitate many other means of recognition and thanks for those who serve our community and those in need.
Ways to donate
Find quick ways to donate online by clicking the "Sponsorships/Donations" link above
Chesterfield Gives Back
PO Box 2632
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Kroger Community Rewards
This program donates directly to Chesterfield Gives Back based on the shopping you do every day at no additional cost to you. Once you link your Card to our organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card.
Where does your donation go?
First Responder Appreciation Day
Chesterfield Gives Back organizes what is called the First Responder Appreciation Day. This is a day that Chesterfield County First Responders and their families are invited out to enjoy free BBQ, kids activities, live music and free give aways. This is all made possible by generous donations from our community members and local businesses. It is the community's way of giving back and saying "thanks" to those who serve us. Here is some attendee feedback from previous year's event:
"It was perfect in so many ways"
"you all treated us like Kings and Queens!"
"There was so much energy and positivity in the air, it was truly amazing!"
"We truly feel the love and support."
"I have worked for the police department for over 30 years, and I have to say that was the best event I have attended."
"the turnout and outpouring of support received that day was tremendous!!"
Through growth we will expand our efforts by hosting other events and finding unique ways to recognize those who serve our community.
Public Safety Recognition
We use donations to recognize our local public safety members who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Officer Leslie Deluca
CGB President, Adam, and board member, Elizabeth, made a trip out to Officer Leslie Deluca’s home this morning. In addition to handing over a $2,500 check, they were able to spend some quality time with Officer Deluca, her mother and good friend, Sandie. Officer Deluca was in good spirits and extremely grateful for the contributions of CGB supporters and donors. While Officer Deluca’s fight is not over, we hope that she now knows there are a lot of folks rooting for her.
When we went to drop the check off for Officer Deluca, we had the pleasure of meeting her rescue companion Bella. While there we learned that Bella was in need of an ACL surgery. Knowing the importance of Officer Deluca having Bella by her side during her battle we decided to do something. With the help of our amazing supporters and donors we were able to cover half of the cost associated to Bella's surgery.
Officer Trey Sutton
In honor of Officer Trey Sutton, a Chesterfield native and Henrico Police Officer, we donated $3,500 to his loved ones to assist with the challenges associated to his passing.
Hometown Heroes with Dog training elite richmond
What is Hometown Heroes?
Chesterfield Gives Back has teamed up with Dog Training Elite Richmond to facilitate the Hometown Heroes program. Working together we seek out worthy candidates who have displayed a high level of selflessness, compassion and/or heroism and reward them with a too good to be true trip of a lifetime. The trip includes an eight day/seven night stay at one of many approved resorts and a travel allowance.
Who is Dog Training Elite (DTE)
A family owned, Richmond based company backed by over 40 years of experience providing tailored, in-home obedience training. DTE is proud to provide specialized dog training and certification for Special Needs, Therapy, and Service Dogs. Click here to learn more here about DTE.
Meet Our Team
Adam Berry, President
Adam is currently serving as the President of CGB and is one
of the founding board members. He was born and raised in Chesterfield County. He joined the Army shortly after high school and is still actively serving. He is an extremely proud father of two handsome boys, Coby and Lincoln. His favorite pastime is brewing beer and competes in brewing competitions all over the country. He fully intends to open a brewery here in Chesterfield after retiring from the Army. In addition to brewing, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, BBQing, catching live music, and staying active.
Mike Peyton, Vice President
Michael has lived in Virginia his entire life and nine years in Chesterfield County. He went to automotive technical school in Houston, TX after high school. He has been working on Mercedes-Benz and other European cars since 2005. Michael has a wife, Jenee, and two kids, Greyson and Aizley. He also runs RVA Armory LLC, a firearms and accessories retail business. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, BBQing, and relaxing by the water.
Mike Jernigan, Treasurer
Brian Casey, Secretary
Brian is currently serving as the Secretary of CGB and is a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County. He worked in corporate telecommunications for many years following high school and enjoyed several entrepreneurial pursuits before returning to his dream career as a REALTOR®. Brian believes helping others, great communication, and kindness are key to a happy life. He is also the proud Uncle of three rambunctious boys and loves having his family close by. In his free time Brian likes to camp, take trips to the beach, hangout around a firepit, and spend time with family and friends.
Jane Chambers, Director of Volunteer Operations
Jane is currently serving on the Board of CGB as the Director of Volunteer Operations. As a REALTOR® assisting clients in the Central Virginia region, she has a passion for building relationships and serving others. Jane and her husband, Keith, have lived in Chesterfield County for 35 plus years. Keith is an Assistant Chief for Chesterfield Fire & EMS where he has worked for the past 32 years. Jane’s sons and her daughter-in-laws also reside in Chesterfield. Shawn is firefighter paramedic with Chesterfield Fire & EMS and Bryce recently finished his enlistment in the United States Army. Jane believes that family is the center of relationships and serving others is a priority. In her downtime, Jane enjoys almost all outdoor adventures.
Kimberly Owen, Director of Logistics
Kimberly is currently serving as the Director of Logistics for CGB. She and her family have lived in Chesterfield for 6 years now. Kimberly is currently a Preschool Teacher at ICCS at Iron Bridge Church. Kimberly and Dan have been married since 2006. They have 4 children, Daniel, Preston, Abigail and Marshall. The family loves spending lots of time in sports, camping and the beaches. Kimberly loves to keep busy between family, work, home projects, volunteering, and crafts. Kimberly is happy to give back to the Chesterfield community as the family finally feels at home here.
Tammy Sossei, General Counsel