Because We're Better Together
WHO ARE WE?
We are a solidarity network of community members and organizations working together in Richmond, Virginia to help each other.
Mutual Aid Distribution Richmond (MAD RVA) or Richmond Mutual Aid aims to create a support system in response to COVID-19 and the effects it has had on Richmonders, including supply shortage, job losses, and long-term quarantine. We operate collectively and are primarily functioning as a supply delivery for folks who cannot access food, hygiene items, and other vital goods. We also have a mini-grants program and are developing other supports, forming partnerships across community, and demanding policy shifts towards equity and social justice while navigating the undetermined timeline of effects on our community.
Use this site to become a part of the network: request supplies and financial support, offer your goods and services, donate needed items and funds, and dedicate your time to community mutual aid.
With love and solidarity, MAD RVA.
OR JOIN US
REQUEST A SUPPLY DROP-OFF OR
We can deliver food and cleaning supplies that have been sanitized to your home.
To get in touch, please call our hotline number Tuesdays and Thursdays exactly at 8AM or text starting on Mondays. We will send a driver with your order in 1-5 days. Please note that supplies are donated from the community or purchased and may be limited but we'll try our best to get you everything you need.
Mini-grants are available as a new program of MAD RVA. Mini-grants can be used to help with the cost of living in any way, we just need you to fill out a quick form. Please note that currently, we are capping the mini-grants at $200 per person. We hope to expand this in the future, and if you can help please visit the donate section.
DONATE SUPPLIES OR FUNDS
We operate our services through community connection and support. If you have resources to give your neighbors, you can donate vital supplies currently needed or give funds to help us get those things. If you would like to donate to our mini-grants program, please note "grants" with your monetary donation.
SUPPLY WISH LIST:
Egg cartons, paper bags, all-purpose cleaners, bleach, hand/dish soap, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, nitrile gloves, dry and canned food (pop-top preferred), fresh produce, bread, snacks, oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry pods, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, OTC medications, baby and adult diapers/pullups, baby formula, gently-used baby gear, first aid kits, unused thermometers, kids toys and books, working laptops/tablets and cellphones, new socks and underwear, new washcloths and towels, pet food.
**We do not accept clothing donations unless specified**
SUPPLY DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
Our Space! - 711 Hospital Street, Suites 12/13
[Wednesday - Sunday 10AM-5PM]
Metzger - 801 N. 23rd Street
[Bins in the back, anytime]
Tiny Space - 2708 E. Marshall Street
[Tuesday - Friday 4PM-6PM]
Richmond Volleyball Club - 2921 Byrdhill Road, main office
[Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM]
Venmo - @RichmondMutualAid
BECOME A MONTHLY SUSTAINER:
You can also donate funds using a credit or debit card by clicking the link below:
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
The MAD RVA supply drive runs on the work of community members acting in solidarity with each other. Roles may include answering hotline calls, shopping for items, packing orders for families, driving to deliver orders, and cleaning the space. We also need people with skills of all kinds; including graphic design, grant writing, media, outreach and anything in between. Mutual aid is everyone together! Fill out the volunteer form below to get started.
Got questions? Email us at
Links for further local involvement and information.
RICHMOND AND U.S. AID FOR YOU:
HELP THESE FUNDS OUT:
SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:
HOME WORK OUTS:
TIPS TO WORK FROM HOME:
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:
HANGING OUT TOGETHER:
Have additional questions for us? Fill out the form to ask us via email.