Holiday Giving

Social Butterflies Foundation will be blessing seniors residing at Waterview Health & Rehab Center in Hampton, VA this holiday season.

 

Support Groups

Our support groups provide a safe, caring, and understanding environment for survivors. We discuss various topics to help us LIVE a healthier life with lupus and fibromyalgia

SBF Holiday Giving

Social Butterflies Foundation will be blessing seniors residing at Waterview Health & Rehab Center in Hampton, VA this holiday season. The pandemic has made it impossible for many residents to see their families due to COVID safety protocols. We plan to ensure that each resident receives a gift to brighten their holiday. We invite you to join us in making this a joyous season by donating gifts for the residents, making monetary donations, and/or volunteering your time to help assemble the gift bags. 🎁❤️

To make a monetary donation:
Text to Donate: SOCIALBUTTERFLIES to 44-321

For more information about donating gifts or volunteer opportunities, please email info@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

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SBF Holiday Outreach 

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We need your nominations so we can be a blessing to youth and their family this holiday season. 💜⁠

Here’s how it works:⁠
1. Nominee must have a child and be living with Lupus and/or Fibromyalgia or have a child that has Lupus and/or Fibromyalgia. You can also self-nominate.⁠
2. Nominate by visiting https://tinyurl.com/SBFGiving to complete the form. ⁠
3. Nomination’s end December 10th. ⁠

**To qualify, the survivors must reside in the Hampton Roads, VA area. Please note that a medical release will need to be signed by the nominees that are awarded. **⁠

Families will be announced December 15th! 

For more information, please email info@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org ⁠

 Social Butterflies Foundation partnered with iNFLUENCE to host our Back to School Backpack & PPE Giveaway. We wanted to ensure that the youth were able to start the new school year off safely and prepared. We filled the backpacks with school supplies and PPE such as masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes.  The Giveaways took place on August 15th at the Newport News location of iNFLUENCE  and on August 22nd at the Norfolk location of iNFLUENCE.  Social Butterflies Foundation thanks our community sponsors for their generosity: Langley Federal Credit Union, Walmart, and Community Knights. It was such a blessing to be a blessing to others! Together we will continue to make a difference!💜

Support Group Meetings

Every 4th Saturday at 11am

Register Here!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Work Study Opportunities Available

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community while gaining valuable experience towards your academic and professional goals?  Well Social Butterflies Foundation is looking for you!  We have officially been approved as Department of Veteran Affairs Work Study Site, and we have paid work study opportunities in various disciplines to enhance your resume.  In order to qualify, you must be a Veteran or Dependent of a Veteran. For more information or to apply, please email your resume to workstudy@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

Listen to our Founder and CEO Chastity Corbett inspire the masses on the Behind the Scenes in Tidewater podcast.  She goes into detail about her Butterfly story and the catalyst behind starting Social Butterflies Foundation.  A MUST listen!!!  We are so proud and thank you for your tireless dedication.
Chastity Corbett, was honored to be a part of this commercial for Southeastern Virginia Health System. They foster a “No Patient Left Behind” mission. SEVHS will provide services regardless of medical coverage. They have 14 locations throughout the Hampton Roads community that address your medical, dental, and behavioral health concerns. If you need a medical facility to call home, contact Southeastern Virginia Health System.

2021 Youth Honoree- Te’lani Byron

Children Live with Lupus Too

Each year for the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro,  Social Butterflies Foundation recognizes a young lupus or fibromyalgia survivor. This year we are proud to present  lupus warrior Te’lani Byron as our 2021 Youth Honoree.

Te’lani is a 17 year old lupus survivor. She is an 11th grader attending Hampton High School. She previously attended Bethel High School. Her favorite subject is art. She’s pursuing a career in cosmetology focusing on skin and hair care. She is considering dermatology thanks to her dermatologist Dr.Annyce Treherne.

Te’lani encourages others fighting lupus to “take time to care for yourself , do your research, and speak up for yourself especially regarding your meds.”

Imagine what it’s like to adjust to the demands of college and cope with a life threatening disease at the same time. That’s the reality for young people battling Lupus and Fibromyalgia – which are three times as likely to affect African American women. Social Butterflies Foundation is very proud to announce that Dominion Energy has joined in the fight to help us provide scholarships for local students battling these debilitating diseases. We humbly thank Dominion Energy for awarding us a $2500 grant towards our scholarship programs to not just help our young survivors fly ..but SOAR! Together we will make these invisible illnesses VISIBLE!
To find out more information about our scholarship program, please email Mr. Shawn O’Keefe, our Scholarship Director, at scholarship@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Chastity R Corbett Scholarship Recipent- Aajahne Newton!

On July 18th, Social Butterflies Foundation was very proud to present our college scholarship to Aajahne Newton. Aajahne is a lupus warrior attended Denbigh High School.  She will be attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk this Fall.  She aspires to be a Physical Therapist.  Join us in wishing her much success in all of her future endeavors. Congratulations Aajahne on receiving the Chastity R. Corbett Scholarship!

 

We would also like to thank Dominion Energy for their generosity and support of our scholarhip programs. For more information or to make a donation to Social Butterflies Foundation,  please visit www.socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

Introducing the MySocialButterflies Online Store

Show your support for Lupus and Fibromyalgia Survivors and their families by purchasing one (or more) of our support paraphernailia.  Perfect for our Butterfly Walks, support groups, or just running around town.  See our entire collection at mysocialbutterflies.org

Help Support Social Butterflies Foundation

by supporting our generous sponsors who graciously donated time and resources to ensure that we can support our communities.

Our mission is to provide direct assistance, education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses. Together we will make these invisible illnesses visible.

Chastity Corbett

Founder & President

Social Butterflies Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 83-2453993