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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.

 

REQUEST, DONATE, 

OR JOIN US

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REQUEST A SUPPLY DROP-OFF OR

A MINI-GRANT

MAD RVA is not currently taking requests for delivery of supplies and food. We will update this page once this changes and we are able to distribute again. Please use this food and clothing resource list to find other help in Richmond: http://bit.ly/mad-food-resource-list 

Feel free to send us an email with any questions at richmondmutualaid@protonmail.com

MAD RVA also offers mini-grants to community members that can be used to help with the cost of living in any way. The application opens each month on the 14th and fills up quickly. Please note that currently, mini-grants are capped at $200 and can only be given out once per person. We hope to expand this in the future so if you can help please visit the donation section below. For any questions about the mini-grants program contact: rvamutualaidminigrants@protonmail.com

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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:

**We are not currently accepting any supply donations**

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:

We are not currently accepting supply donations!

Please do not drop off items at any of our previously listed locations.

We will update this page when this changes, thank you!

DONATE $$$:

Venmo - @RichmondMutualAid

Paypal - /RichmondMutualAid

BECOME A MONTHLY SUSTAINER:

Patreon - /RvaMiniGrants

You can also donate funds using a credit or debit card by clicking the link below:

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JOIN THE COMMUNITY

**At this time we are transitioning and are not accepting any new volunteers** 

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 richmondmutualaid@protonmail.com

 

RESOURCES

Links for further local involvement and information.

MUTUAL AID:

Mutual aid toolbox

The Resilience We Want

Caring Across Distance

A RENT STRIKE PETITION BY THE TENANTS UNION in RICHMOND, VA    


If you have questions about canceling your rent

COVID-19 tenant organizing guide

Communal living and COVID-Staythefuckhome movement

RICHMOND AND U.S. AID FOR YOU:


Resources for artists

Financial assistance

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

Support for queer and trans folks

Financial assistance for Virginia workers

Sign up if you are an affected service worker in Richmond

Feedmore org that serves folks in Central VA

Sign up for a raised bed or to be connected to a community garden by Beautiful RVA

Mutual aid needs sign up by AVERT for Richmond VA

Request support if you are undocumented

HELP THESE FUNDS OUT:

GoFundMe to support Undocumented Families

Donate to Richmond restaurant workers fund

Donate to Richmond service workers fund

Donate to support Camp Cathy

Donate to COVID-19 emergency relief

Meal train for Jackson Ward Youth Peace Team

Mutual aid volunteer sign up by AVERT for Richmond, VA


HOW TO:

How to Make a Makeshift Mask

Make a DIY Facemask

Precautionary tips from China

How to take on and take off a mask

Donate, make or ask for masks

REPORT: !!!I can't get a test

How to support houseless folk

How to care for your mental health in uncertainty

Housemate contingency plan

How to make neighborhood pods

How to be a good employer

SAFE PRACTICES:

Safer drug use during COVID-19

For syringe services/harm redux workers

Sex work amidst COVID-19

SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:

Justice collaborative emergency response for Prisons

Beyond Prisons - a short guide to care for prisoners

Beyond Burnout guide

Know your rights during COVID-19

LOCAL COUNSELING:

Resilience Counseling

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:


Protocols of delivering aid, disinfecting, dispatch etc. by Queercare

Coronavirus: Wisdom From a Social Justice Lens

Half-Assed Disabled Prepper Tips

Pod Mapping for Mutual Aid

The Cranky Queer: Guide to Chronic Illness

Preparation for and Dealing With COVIS-19

Mapping access in the times of COVID-19

COVID-19 Plan for Folks With Neuromuscular Disabilities

Do not take Ibuprofen- WHO

How to shop groceries safely

Tips for Managing Anxiety

Self care strategies

CDC Guide to Self Care

CDC Coping with COVID

Mental Health and COVID-19 - University of Nevada

Mental Health Considerations - World Health Organization

Guided Meditation and Mindfulness

Free mindfulness Apps

Digital Counseling Relaxation Room

Resource hub for COVID-19 by Equality Virginia

CALISTHETICS:


A Beginner's Guid to Calisthetics

7 Day Guide to Calisthetics


YOGA:


Free Yoga Videos
Do Yoga With Me

HOME WORK OUTS:


Free Gym Workouts

TIPS TO WORK FROM HOME:

5 Tips for Working From Home

ADHD Specific Tips for Working From Home

Twitter Tips for Working From Home With ADHD

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:

Free Resources Online for Children

101 Things to do for Kids in Isolation

Fun Things to do With Kids at Home

Free Printable Autism Education Tips

Resources for parents

Homeschool resources

HANGING OUT TOGETHER:

Host your own webinar!

Watch Videos Together in Real Time

Tips for virtual gathering

Unhangout- Open-source online platform for virtual gatherings

 

CONTACT US

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