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By Jamelle Bouie

Opinion Columnist

This article is part of Times Opinion’s 2022 Giving Guide. Read more about the guide in a note from Opinion’s editor, Kathleen Kingsbury.

As I did with last year’s giving guide, I want to focus my attention on local and regional groups doing good work where I live, in central Virginia and surrounding areas. And I want to say to you, too, that it is worth looking for ways to give in your community, and provide a little extra cash to the people working to help your neighbors.

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Nolef Turns works to reintegrate formerly incarcerated people into their communities and reduce recidivism in the Richmond area.

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