Eggleston Matters: November 2020


A Symbol of Resilience – Remembering Kelly Ferrell 

Kelly Ferrell 1The Eggleston family recently lost a long-time member of it’s team, Kelly Ferrell. She was a shining star from the moment she began working in the Norfolk, Virginia office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the AbilityOne program at Eggleston in 1993.

During these challenging times, as we reflect on Kelly’s 27 years of service, we are grateful for the incredible impact she had on us all here at Eggleston and those she worked with at Army Corps of Engineers. Kelly inspired her colleagues as she overcame various challenges in her day-to-day work and in her lifetime. She was, and will continue to be, a symbol of strength and resilience for those who knew her and worked with her – now and in the days, months, and years ahead.

Thank you, Kelly, for your service, your leadership, and for paving the way for people with disabilities.

Read more about Kelly’s journey here.


Chris Hoagland
Vice President, Federal Contracts

Gratitude for Gifts:

Eggleston is grateful for the generosity of all of it’s donors. Thank you to the following organizations for their recent gifts:

Image KOVAR President and Eggleston CEO

American Legion Tidewater Post 327 for their generous gift in support of programs for adults with disabilities.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation for generous support through their COVID relief fund.

KOVAR, a Knights of Columbus Charity, whose gift will allow us to purchase an industrial fan for our laundry facility that employs 80+ people with disabilities.

MANCON  in support of Eggleston’s Angel Tree that will provide clothing, food and gifts for those in need this holiday an industrial fan for our laundry facility that employs 80+ people with disabilities.

United Way of South Hampton Roads for their renewed support of Eggleston’s veteran services, brain injury services and job placement programming; and for providing COVID recovery funding to provide those we serve with food and housing assistance.

USAA for choosing Eggleston as a worthy nonprofit for their ‘Move for Cause’ employee campaign.

2020 Community Impact Report

Eggleston’s fiscal year wrapped up June 30, 2020. Thank you to our board, volunteers, staff, associates, partners, donors, sponsors and more who have demonstrated resilience and commitment in the most challenging of times. Read more here.

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Community Events:

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees for Sale & Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

Give back this season by purchasing your Christmas tree from Eggleston’s Garden Center! All sales generated are reinvested into programs and services that empower and enrich the lives of adults with disabilities.

Volunteers are also needed to assist with Christmas tree sales beginning Thursday, November 19 through mid-December. Weekdays and Weekend shifts available. Contact Brad Kirkpatrick at 757-625-2044 or email to request more information.

Giving Tuesday

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday!

This year, we need your help to reach our $5,000 fundraising goal, which will help us continue providing meaningful employment opportunities, support services, and programs for individuals with disabilities throughout Hampton Roads. Please consider making a donation, or even starting your own fundraiser (you can utilize Facebook Fundraisers, or take the traditional route by personally reaching out to your family and friends).

Eggleston's Virtual Angel Tree

Support our Angel Tree

Sign-up and shop from Eggleston’s (VIRTUAL) Angel Tree to help someone in need this holiday season.  Drop off items at 1161 Ingleside Road in Norfolk, or have your Amazon purchase shipped directly to us, by November 29. Last year our generous community helped 80+ Eggleston residents, associates, and families at Eggleston have a brighter holiday season. Click here to sign up. For questions, email or call 757-858-8011.

Brakes for Vets

Brakes for Vets Initiative

In honor of Veteran’s Day,  Eggleston in partnership with Centric Parts and Parts Authority, will give away brakes for up to  20 Hampton Roads-area military veterans. Additionally,  when you mention this promotion 10% of proceeds will be donated to Eggleston’s Warrior Bridge veterans program in November!

Click here for more information and to refer a worthy veteran!


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