Vote for best CBS6 Instagram takeover; winner’s nonprofit gets cash

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 14:56:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The past 11 weeks CBS 6 opened up our Instagram account to the locals. A diverse roster of people used #CBS6TakeoverTuesday to tell you about their personal story and about what they do in the community.

CBS 6 did this as a way for you to hear directly from business leaders, nonprofits, emergency responders, bartenders, restaurateurs, tattoo artists — all of the many people who help make the Richmond-area so great.

Now you vote for who had the best Instagram takeover. We will donate $200 to their charity of choice.  Click on the person’s name to see their Instagram takeover and learn more about them. Or click here to see them all.

Voting closes at midnight, Oct. 3, 2016.

Cast your vote below.


Week 1 was The Veil Brewing, with brewer and partner Matt Tarpey showing you what a day is like on Tuesday, when they can and release new beers for the week. Matt’s charity of choice is Child Savers, whose services offer reassurance, healing, and the skills necessary for children to achieve normal life and development.

Week 2 was The Flying Squirrels, with Edwin Rodriguez taking you around The Diamond. They choose Flying Squirrels Charities, a group whose focus is on “renovating Richmond’s recreation to provide recreational opportunities for youth in the city. ”

Week 3 was Mattias Hagglund, bartender and co-owner of Heritage RVA. Mattias is hoping he wins so he can help the Ronald McDonald House.

Week 4 was the dynamic 103.7Play duo of Melissa Chase and Jack Lauterback. They want to donate to the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, because “they are an incredible organization and do so much for the downtown community, helping to bring the arts to the inner city.”

Week 5 was tattoo artist Amy Black, who was hosting Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery during her takeover. Her charity of choice is the Pink Ink Fund, which she founded, that does nipple and areola repigmentation or “mastectomy tattooing” as a part of breast reconstruction for patients post mastectomy due to breast cancer or BRCA diagnosis.

Week 6 was the Richmond SPCA. The 125-year-old private organization showed us what it takes to save more than 4,000 homeless pets in a year. From transferring pets from municipal shelters to a tour of the new low-cost Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, they highlighted some of the many moving parts that would benefit from this nonprofit donation.

Week 7 was Michelle Williams, of the Richmond Restaurant Group, who showed what a busy day is like for a mother, wife and co-owner of six local restaurants. Michelle chooses FeedMore, which is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe.

Week 8 was Dawn Archer of SWEAT Fitness, with her amazing story of a complete life change through fitness and food. Her nonprofit of choice is the YWCA of Richmond, for the work they do with domestic violence shelters to protect women and children.

Week 9 was Chimborazo Elementary School principal David Peck, on the first day back to school. His nonprofit of choice is Safe Harbor, a nonprofit that supports those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.

Week 10 was hosted by Colin Beirne of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. Beirne chooses The Birdhouse Farmer’s Market, a seasonal market which serves the Randolph, Oregon Hill, downtown, Carver, Jackson Ward, VUU/VCU and Fan neighborhoods.

Week 11 was hosted by Henrico firefighter Patrick Hannan, who has served for 10 years at Henrico Fire Station 1. Patrick chooses the Henrico Firefighters and Families Charitable Foundation, which helps firefighters when there is injury, illness or death in their family.

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