Today’s Helping Heroes: CarMax and London Company

Today’s Helping Heroes are two Richmond companies. CarMax and The London Company entrusted their teams to find a cause that was important to them and to go out and make a difference. Connor’s Heroes is honored to be their nonprofit-of-choice. For the short time the teams were in the Connor’s Heroes office, we saw their dedication not only to their work, their teammates, but also our childhood cancer hero families.

CarMax Cares

Through a partnership with the Community Foundation, CarMax issued a generous grant to Connor’s Heroes for our Family Fun Packs. A Family Fun Pack is a box filled with games, movies, or crafts to help families enjoy time together, especially when a child is in treatment and often has to stay home.

With the grant from CarMax, we shopped for all things summer: bubbles, sidewalk chalk, sprinklers, lawn games, and water balloons. We even purchased gift cards for ice cream for a family to enjoy on a hot day.

But here is the best part. CarMax employees assembled the Summer Fun Packs at our office. They decorated each box so the family knew something special was inside. Each team member packed a box with a family’s favorite things. By the end of the afternoon, 25 boxes were mailed to children in active treatment. Thanks Carmax for delivering summer sunshine.

London Company Loves

The London Company showed up at our office with cars loaded with boxes and boxes of snacks. They purchased the snacks from the Amazon Wish List.

Snacks are popular with families who practically live in the hospital during their child’s admission. In the Connor’s Heroes Family Room we keep a cabinet stocked with bagged snacks, oatmeal, cookies, mac-and-cheese, breakfast bars, yogurt drinks, and plenty of coffee. When our Program Team makes rounds to visit families, they have bags of snacks to leave in the child’s hospital room.

The London Company increased our supply of snacks with their one donation. The team decorated the snack bags and stuffed them with sweet and salty treats. Within hours, Connor’s Heroes Program Team handed a dozen of them out to families in the hospital.

Getting Involved

Thanks to the hard work of CarMax and The London Company, hero families know they are not alone in their child’s cancer journey. If you work for a company who wants to make a difference like CarMax and The London Company, Connor’s Heroes makes it easy for you. Email Dayna at with your contact information and budget. She will talk with you about the ways your team can volunteer. We have in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities. You too can be a hero to a child with cancer!

Man is carrying two boxes decorated with words Happy Summer
CarMax team member and the Summer Family Fun Packs decorated by his team