We love gathering together
ReEstablish Richmond has a rich tradition of connecting all of Richmond’s neighbors. Whether it be through volunteering or events, we love to collaborate, learn, and grow with our newest neighbors. Do you want to get involved? If so, please reach out to us!
ReEstablish Richmond's goal for Welcome Fest 2018 was to highlight the cultures of the refugee communities and international communities in greater Richmond. We aimed to celebrate the diversity that they bring to our city. People who attended the event experienced international cultures through storytelling, dance, music, handicraft, cooking demonstrations, and language lessons.
Breaking Bread Course One: Afghanistan
Our first event in the Breaking Bread Series was a night of dinner, drinks, and conversation featuring a tasting menu prepared by local Afghan chefs Jalal and Zakia. They both dream of opening their own food truck or restaurant. Though accustomed to catering for large family and community gatherings, Breaking Bread was Jalal and Zakia's debut in sharing their food and culture with the Richmond food scene.
Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Summit 2018
ReEstablish Richmond collaborated with the International Rescue Committee, Church World Service, and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to produce a two-day summit for leaders and volunteers across multiple faith communities, civic organizations, and volunteer groups who work with refugees and immigrants.
World Refugee Day Community Resources Fair
Each year, communities around the globe acknowledge the particular experiences of refugee communities during World Refugee Day. ReEstablish Richmond does so by hosting a resource fair for refugees in Richmond. In 2019, 814 clients, 142 volunteers, and 413 vendors gathered together to learn more about Richmond’s resources. 2019 marked our largest World Refugee Day Community Resources Fair yet!