Diversity Richmond Celebrates September 8th!

Please join us for Diversity Richmond Celebrates, an event honoring individuals and organizations for their meaningful contributions to Richmond’s LGBTQ community.

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 7PM

Diversity Richmond Event Hall

1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30

Diversity Thrift wins "Best Thrift Store" award!

Congratulations to the staff and volunteers of Diversity Thrift! Richmond Magazine readers awarded our store 1st Place in the “Best Thrift Store” category. YAY for us!

Drag BINGO! returns August 11th!

Spread the word and grab your dabber! Drag BINGO! returns Thursday, August 11th in our Event Hall, 1407 Sherwood Ave, RVA 23220.  $20 admission gets you 10 games with $50 jackpots plus a $500 jackpot! Fun drag performances by Tiffani Hunter-Monique, Monica Darling, Blake Deadly, and your hostess Grace Wetpants! Music by DJ Statistics. Shakedown Eats will be on site with food for sale. This is a non-smoking, all-ages, way fun event. Doors open at 6PM. Proceeds benefit the programs of Diversity Richmond.

Diversity Thrift donates supplies to Calhoun Community Center

Diversity Thrift had a surplus of school supplies that Assistant Manager Ava Entzminger had set aside to redistribute to local students. She reached out to Ralph Stuckey, Director of Resident Services for Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority who recommended the supplies go to the summer recreation program at Calhoun Community Center.  On delivery day, students helped unload the donation which included school supplies, art supplies, bookbags, and books.

Pictured with students are Ralph Stuckey (standing wearing purple shirt), Ava Entzminger (wearing red shirt), and Daniel Goodson, Donation Processor.

GSK employee volunteers were a big help!

This volunteer team from GSK recently helped us break down our big Christmas in July Sale in the event hall. What would have taken us all day to clear out took just a few hours with these dedicated folks. One of the volunteers used to work in our building before we bought it, and told us that our event hall area was previously used for research and development for things like cough syrup, pain reliever, and lip balm. Who knew? Thanks for your help, GSK!

If you have a work group who would like to volunteer at Diversity Richmond, please message us via our volunteer application.

Christmas in July Sale!

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Diversity Thrift’s Christmas in July Sale is so big we’re holding it in our event hall! Save on everything for your home for the holidays: trees, ornaments, wreaths, lights, dishware, linens, yard displays, and more! Ho Ho Head on over! Tuesday, July 19th to Thursday, July 21st, 9am to 5pm. The Diversity Richmond Event Hall is located on the I64 side of our building at 1407 Sherwood Ave RVA 23220.

Christmas in July Price List

Stockings 50-cents

Hats & Antlers 50-cents

Napkins & placemats 50-cents

Table runners and table cloths $5.00

Pillows $2.00

Baskets $1.00

Loose ball ornaments 10-cents each

Ball ornament sets priced as marked

Miscellaneous shaped ornaments 50-cents

Stuffed decorations $1.00

Lights $1.00 per strand

Sweaters $5.95

Shirts $3.95

Lettered signs $2.00

Figurines $1 unless otherwise priced

Village houses/buildings $3.00

Cups & mugs $1.00

Plates $2.00

Tins $1.00

Flags $4.00

Snow Globes $5.00

Greeting cards $1 per box

Candles – taper 50-cents

Candles – shaped or scented $1.00

Candles – electric $1.00 or priced as marked

Trees – under 4 feet tall $3.00

Trees - 4 to 6 feet tall $5.00

Trees – 7 to 10 feet tall $10

Trees – over 10 feet tall $15

Trees in a garbage bag or zipper bag $5.00

Tree skirts $5.00

Wreaths - $5.00 or priced as marked

Wrapping paper 50-cents

Ribbons 50-cents

Gift Bags 50-cents

Various miscellaneous items are individually priced.

 

 

We're Hiring!

Part-Time Events Assistant

Diversity Richmond is seeking a part time Events Assistant to assist our Events Coordinator in managing our events spaces. Duties include ensuring that the venue is set up properly for the event to include all equipment including A/V equipment and any other needed materials. This position is responsible for serving as the point of contact during the event and ensuring appropriate doors are locked and unlocked before and after the event. This position will be responsible for maintaining all event venues by sweeping, mopping, dusting and resetting event spaces, as well as ensuring that the restrooms are cleaned and well stocked. This position will be responsible for greeting clients and ensuring that they have everything that they need to run a successful event, as well as maintaining the safety and security of the event hall and taking appropriate action as needed. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to work irregular hours. Starting pay is $15 per hour. Interested applicants should email your resume to . Diversity Richmond is located at 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220.EOE. Diversity Richmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Cashier

Come work for Richmond's best thrift store, Diversity Thrift! We are a local Richmond retail store looking for candidates to fill a part-time cashier position in our store's front end. Requirements: 2+ years cash handling experience. Lift 20-30 pounds. Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone. Must be able to stand and walk for 8+ hours a day. Thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing and eager to work collaboratively with a diverse team of staff and volunteers and work in an inclusive setting for people of all walks of life, all genders, orientations, and gender expressions. Some ASL ability a huge plus! Starting pay is $15 per hour. More details will be discussed at interview. Interested applicants should email your resume to . Diversity Thrift is located at 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220. EOE. Diversity Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Donations Processor

Diversity Thrift is seeking a part-time donations processor. You will be the face of Diversity’s warehouse – politely bringing in donations, loading and unloading furniture, processing inventory, and keeping the store looking amazing. Duties and requirements: Politely assisting customers with furniture donations, lifting, moving, loading, pricing, and sorting donations, organizing, and cleaning the store to keep it safe and looking great. Ability to lift 50+ pounds. Extended periods of standing and walking. Punctual and reliable. Like to stay busy throughout the day. Experience pricing antiques, collectibles, and rare items, and a willingness to learn, a huge plus! Ideal candidates are experienced working in a fast-paced retail environment, are good at staying one step ahead of the game and enjoy working with a diverse team in an inclusive environment. Starting pay is $15 per hour. Interested applicants should email your resume to . Diversity Thrift is located at 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220. EOE. Diversity Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.

3rd Annual Pride Night at The Diamond

The Flying Squirrels & VA Pride team up for the 3rd Annual Pride Night at The Diamond Thursday, June 23rd. Enjoy fireworks up close inside the fences following the game. Gates open at 5:30 PM, first pitch 6:35 PM. 3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230. Tickets.

Pride flag flies at City Hall

On June 1, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and members of the LGBTQ community raised the progress pride flag over City Hall to kick off and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Pictured are Nationz Foundation Executive Director Zakia McKensey, Diversity Richmond Board Chair Cheezi Farmer, VA Pride Program Director James Millner, and Mayor Stoney.

Thank you, Valentine!

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When The Valentine began renovating its archives, they reached out and offered steel shelving units for Diversity Thrift. Now our electronics room looks really spiffy! We are still in need of free gondola and other display shelving for the store. Please contact to donate.

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Iridian Gallery opening June 24th

Two concurrent solo shows by Richmond artists Harrison Moenich and Tom Condon on view in the gallery June 24th through August 6, 2022.

"Neither/Nor", featuring new paintings from Harrison Moenich explores the depth and texture of the lived non-binary experience in America. Through these paintings, there is a search for hope that one day individuals can be seen and celebrated without being compared or neglected.

Photographer Tom Condon presents "In the Absence of Scale", featuring his lensless photogram and chemigram images. Created through unconventional resists, light, and chemistry, these pieces are not photos, but art objects that reflect material experience and invited chance as a co-author.

Join us for the opening Friday, June 24 from 7:00-9:00pm. Light refreshments and a cash bar. Masks and social distancing are strongly recommended.

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