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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAD RVA also offers $200 mini-grants to community members that can be used to help with the cost of living in any way. The application opens on the 14th of January, February, March, May, June, July, September, October, and November. The application does not open during the months of April, August, and December. Be sure to always read the top of the application first. 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: email@example.com
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!
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
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.