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.

Diversity Richmond Summer Block party

Diversity Richmond Summer Block Party
Friday, July 1st, 7-10pm
Rain or shine in our event hall 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond 23220.
FREE Admission
Karaoke Cash Prizes!
Free Snow Cones!
Hosted by Natasha Carrington!
All ages welcome. I.D. required for alcohol.
Cash bar serving up craft beer, wine, and cocktails
$7 Alcohol/ $2 Soft Drinks/Water
Proceeds benefit the programs of Diversity Richmond.
BEVERAGES
IDs will be checked and wrist bands used to identify age 21 and older for alcoholic beverages. Ice cold soft drinks and water will be on sale too.
FOOD
Food will be for sale in the event hall catered by Midnight's Soul Food Catering.
KARAOKE PRIZES
Nard's Professional DJ Services is bringing over 25,000 songs! A huge selection with everything including rock, pop, country, oldies, rap, show tunes and more! Sing a karaoke tune and your name goes in a raffle for drawings for cash prizes. One song per person. Open to age 16 or older.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
We can't wait to see you!
Please spread the word about our event.

Drag BINGO Postponed

Hold on to your dabber, darlin! Due to circumstances beyond our control (red tape and whatnot), our Drag BINGO scheduled for June 9th has been postponed. We’ll make lots of noise when we have the new date set so you won’t miss out on all the fun. Thanks for understanding. And be a dear and tell the gang.

Support Diversity Richmond for Give OUT Day 2022!

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Give OUT Day is a month-long fundraising campaign culminating on June 30, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. Last year Give OUT Day raised over $1.9 million for LGBTQ nonprofits in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Diversity Richmond helps to sustain LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-friendly community-based organizations and nonprofits in and around Richmond, VA. Through these relationships and our programs we act as a facilitator in the community, connecting LGBTQ+ community members with vital resources. 

Diversity Richmond operates a retail store, Diversity Thrift, which is a foundational source of funding for our community programs. Donations of furniture, clothing, and household items help us to continue supporting and celebrating the local LGBTQ+ community. Simply put, we are a reflection of the community’s generosity and we couldn’t do what we do without you!

Here's how your monetary donation can help Diversity Richmond support the LGBTQ+ community: 

$10 provides three pairs of shoes for LGBTQ+ community members in need

$25 provides six articles of clothing for community members in need

$100 covers the rental of our classroom for a local support or recovery group

$250 covers the cost of 3-days of emergency housing for a community member experiencing homelessness

$500 covers gas for our Diversity Thrift trucks to pick-up community donations for two weeks

$1,500 allows a nonprofit or community group to use our event hall for free

$5,000 funds a local LGBTQ+ organization or project seeking assistance through our annual grant program, Diversity Richmond Gives Back

GIVE HERE
Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated! 
 

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