Give OUT to Diversity Richmond!
In response to the negative impact of COVID, Diversity Richmond has conducted five food drives, providing a week’s supply of groceries to over 2,800 families. Our first drives targeted the Hispanic community as the hospitality industry was especially hard-hit by COVID, and with so many Hispanic people working in that field.
It was a humbling experience to see the excitement of kids as we placed groceries in the cars. And the appreciation of their parents was evident. Due to the need for food, we will host quarterly food drives throughout 2021.
We also donated the use of our event hall several times to health departments to conduct COVID testing and vaccination clinics.
Most every day, through Diversity Thrift, we provide clothing vouchers for those in need. We share grocery store gift cards and pay the rent, utilities and medical expenses of LGBTQ people facing homelessness.
Since the pandemic has subsided, our building is now open again, with us welcoming transgender support groups, twelve step programs and other folks who meet in our facility, for free.
We are excited to welcome 13 new board members as we continue our work in “looking in the mirror” as we charge forth, making our racial equity work a top priority.
Your support makes our good work possible. Thank you for being there for us as we strive to be there for our community.
Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, raising $6+ million for 700+ LGBTQ organizations since 2013. This year, due to the pandemic, we've been given the chance to fundraise all Pride month culminating in the actual Give OUT Day which is today June 30th.
Here's how your monetary donation can help Diversity Richmond support the LGBTQ community:
Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated!