- Published: Friday, March 31 2017
- Written by Bill Harrison
April 20 is "Give-Out Day." The 24-hour online fundraiser is the only effort to raise money for LGBT groups on a national level. Since 2013, the project has raised over $3 million. We hope you will donate to Diversity Richmond this year.
Diversity Richmond has worked very hard over the last few years to meet the ever-changing and challenging needs of our communities. We are now in the process of developing our next five-year strategic plan and are incorporating the community's input as to the directions we need to take.
Since 1999, you have made it possible for us to put over $955,000 back into the community. You have enabled countless numbers of organizations and people to gain enormous help and support. LGBTQ youth, seniors with memory loss, people needing healthcare, individuals without homes; Diversity Richmond grabs every opportunity to help. And we do this with the knowledge that we cannot be everything to everybody. That thought process has ended many a well-meaning nonprofit. We daily refer people to other agencies for help, another service we provide -- that of being a clearinghouse.
School kids on public assistance can shop for free clothing at Diversity Thrift. Over the past few months we have donated books to schools whose libraries are lacking. (That is a very real need, believe it or not.) Hardly a night passes that our rooms are not filled to capacity with folks using them for free. Our warehouse offers free storage to 11 local nonprofits, saving them thousands...money they can now invest in the community.
We need your help.