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Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery Clean Up

Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery for volunteer clean-up days. The volunteer days will take place most Saturdays 9:00AM-12:00PM. Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. East End Cemetery was established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. These cemeteries are the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, Hezekiah F. Jonathan, John Mitchell, Jr., Rosa D. Bower, and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 23,000 plots in Evergreen and East End, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. Clean-up activities have been conducted at Evergreen and East End Cemetery for several years. We are walking in the footsteps of some amazing volunteers - including family members who gave their time to hold the line for years. Thank you! Due to the delicate nature of the headstones, the use of heavy equipment is very limited. Please be careful as you clear areas on, or around the headstones. Your volunteer time is crucial to the success of this project as we reclaim and maintain the cemetery. Volunteers must sign in and sign a waiver liability form in order to volunteer. Important Volunteer Information: All Volunteers must complete and sign an Enrichmond waiver liability form. Volunteers should dress for being outside. Wear sunscreen. Volunteers must wear safety gloves. (Gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring a personal pair for yourself.) Volunteers should wear long pants, preferably jeans. A light snack and water will be provided. Volunteers should wear tennis shoes or boots. (No flip flops or thin shoes) Updated Safety and COVID-19 Guidelines Volunteers will have their temperature taken at the beginning of the volunteer day. (Contactless devices will be used.) Volunteers must wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Disposable gloves will be provided. Location: Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery – 50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223 You will see a bright green sign once you make it to the entrance of the cemetery. Please follow the bright green signs, and orange cones for directions for parking. Please keep driving speed at 5mph upon entrance to the cemetery. Thank you. Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited.

Richmond, VA

7/25/20 9:00 AM + more

Mobile Produce Pantry Distribution: Highland Park 2020

World U.P. is dedicated to creating peacefully diverse communities. Our Mobile Produce Pantry helps to build food security channels in food deserts, through the distribution of produce to community members who lack access to fresh and nutrient-rich foods. Access to healthy foods creates food security within communities and healthy minds that allow communities to live together peacefully without the judgment of others. We are in need of passionate volunteers to help us run our monthly Mobile Produce Pantry distribution in Highland Park. Volunteers will: help set up and organize the pantry, distribute produce, coffee, and water; and engage with community members. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and wear comfortable, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Richmond, VA

7/18/20 8:30 AM + more

Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. This Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community service.

Participate (scroll down) and share with us on social media. We're @HandsOnRVA #MLKDayRVA

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Film Screening

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Flint: The Poisoning of an American City (2019) This film traces the timeline of the city's interaction with the Flint River - from the continued abuse and neglect of both city infrastructure and environmental regulations, to subsequent population decline, through today's crisis.

Event Information

Sunday, January 19, 2020. 
Doors open around 1pm. 
Movie begins at 1:30pm. 
The Byrd Theatre: 2908 W. Cary Street.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Get tickets here

Movie will be followed by a short discussion with special guest and community conversations.

Download the Discussion Guide here

Bring school supplies to support Richmond Public Schools

HandsOn Greater Richmond, Richmond Public Schools, University of Richmond - Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities join together for an MLK Day School Supply Drive. Community members can join together to support RPS by collecting and donating school supplies, which will be distributed to RPS schools in January 2020.

Download the School Supply Drive List.

This event is co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre.

Please share your thoughts with us #MLKDayRVA
 #FlintIsEverywhere and tag @HandsOnRV@FlintPoisoning

Addtional Resources to Explore 

  • MLK Day Legacy of Service Video (Corporation for National and Community Service)
  • Classroom helpers (Scholastic) --videos, news articles, photographs, book lists
  • America's Sunday Supper (Points of Light) -- encourage people to share a meal and engage in dialogue about issues that affect their communities. Includes conversation starters and other resources.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up for a slot on one of many projects occurring in our region and make this a day on, not a day off for you and your family. Projects include: weeding, sorting and organizing, painting and much more. Most projects are family friendly. See below for opppotuntities to get invovled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.