About Us

Little Hands Virginia

Little Hands Virginia makes sure children from birth to 3 years old have the essentials to thrive from “Day 1.”

One in three children are economically disadvantaged in the Richmond region, according to Voices for Virginia’s Children, and almost 40 percent of children in the city of Richmond live below poverty thresholds based on data from the United Way. With such a need throughout the region, we are actively engaging with communities across Central Virginia.

Working with our network of local agencies, shelters, hospitals and other nonprofits, we identify the needs of families in the cities of Richmond, Hopewell and Petersburg, and counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and New Kent.

Our model relies on the donation of new and “nearly new” items through grassroots community drives and donations. We sort and bundle items, and deliver them to parents and children through our network of partners.

Our Partners Include:

All Family Matters, Inc.
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
Bethany Christian Services
Better Housing Coalition
Central Virginia Care Connection for Children
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield Infant Program
Chesterfield Families First
Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services
Church of the Epiphany
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Communities in Schools of Richmond
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
Families First Chesterfield-Colonial Heights
Family Guidance of Virginia
Families in Care Intervention Services
Family Lifeline
Fostering Acadia
Goochland Social Services

Hanover Social Services
Healthy Families Richmond
Henrico Department of Social Services
Henrico CPS
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Henrico Early Intervention
Henrico Maternity Navigation
Henrico Mental Health & Development Services
Henrico Parent Infant Program
Henrico County Public Schools
Home Again
HopeTree Family Services
Hopewell Department of Social Services
Housing Families First
Impact Living Services
Infant and Toddler Connection of Henrico
Leaders for Life
Liberation Church
LightHouse RVA
Memorial Regional Hospital
Mercy Mall
OAR of Richmond
Open Table
Optima Health
Parents as Teachers
Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield

Project Empower
Quin Rivers
REAL Life Program
Richmond Behaivoral Health Authority
Richmond Department of Social Services
Richmond and Henrico Health Districts
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Richmond Police Department
Richmond Public Schools
Sacred Heart Center
Safe Families
Safe Harbor
Salvation Army
Southside Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital
St. Joseph’s Villa
St. Mary’s Hospital
Thrive Virginia
Urban Baby Beginnings
VCU Health
VCU Project Empower
Virginia Correctional Center for Women
Virginia Department of Health
VA Medical Center
YMCA of Greater Richmond
YWCA Richmond

Our People

Taylor Keeney

Founder and Executive Director

When Taylor’s first child outgrew the baby phase and she went looking for somewhere to donate new and used baby items that would directly help a mom in need and had a hard time finding a way to do that in the Richmond area. After talking with potential partner organizations and others working in this space, it quickly became clear there was both a need and desire for an organization to help provide essentials for babies and new parents in need from “Day 1.” A mom of two little ones who leads communications and advocacy work for Hunton Andrews Kurth’s public affairs group, Taylor wanted to make sure no child in the Richmond Region was going without clean diapers, a safe place to sleep, or clothes to wear and so, in 2019 while on maternity leave with her second child, she founded Little Hands Virginia.


Ashley Raggi

Director of Operations

Ashley runs the day to day operations of Little Hands Virginia – working with partners to identify needs of children and families in our community, coordinating volunteers, and managing in-kind donations. A mom of three children, she previously was a teacher for over 12 years. 


Advisory Board

Lauralee Allen – President
Client Services Associate, Canal Capital Management

Meghan Brodie – Treasurer
Founder, The House Finch

Frances Farmer
Occupational Therapist, Spot On Therapy Group

Mary Farrell
Community Volunteer

Dr. Lindsay Forston
Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, Communities In Schools of Virginia

Lindsay Gay
Community Volunteer

Sarah Graper – President-elect
Community Volunteer

Joanna Harris
Community Volunteer

Sarah Holzbach – Secretary
Community Volunteer

Emily Hovis
Owner, BarReVA

Sallie Pruitt
Owner, Pruitt Resources

Alexandra Saunders
Community Volunteer

Katherine Sheehan
Director of PR, Arts & Letters Creative Co.

Emma Swann
Director of Public Relations and Communications, Bon Secours Mercy Health