ReEstablish Richmond’s Community Resources Fair
world Refugee Day 2019
Each year on World Refugee Day people around the globe acknowledge the particular experiences of refugee communities. Several diverse communities of resettled people now call Richmond, Virginia, home - and we believe in welcoming them through various programming that helps them establish roots, build community, and become self-sufficient. With our mission in mind, we host an annual World Refugee Day Resource Fair full of food, fun, entertainment, and community resources for refugees and immigrants in Richmond. In 2018, 659 refugee and immigrants, 140 volunteers, and 41 vendors gathered together at the resource fair. We hope that you will consider joining us as a planner, volunteer, or vendor for this year’s event! Please scroll down to learn more about opportunities to get involved.
Please remember that this resources fair is for Richmond’s newest neighbors. If you know someone who would benefit from all that this fair provides, please invite them! Click the button below to find our invitation to the World Refugee Day Resources Fair translated into several languages read and spoken by people in our resettled communities.
June 22nd, 2019
11am - 2pm
Tuckahoe Family YMCA
9211 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229
Donating to the Event
We will gladly accept the following in-kind donations for the World Refugee Day Community Resources Fair:
gently used or new car seats (Drop off at ReR office in Gather in Scott’s Addition during business hours)
books in English, Farsi, Arabic, Swahili, French, and Spanish (Drop off in a donation bin at any Gather Location during business hours)
gift cards in $25 denominations to grocery stores, Walmart, and Target (Cards can be mailed or dropped off at the ReR office at Gather in Scott’s Addition during business hours)
As always, we also appreciate the gift of your time—see below to sign up to volunteer at the event!—and monetary contributions. For more information about donating to this event, contact Jamieson at email@example.com.
volunteer at the Resource fair
The World Refugee Day Community Resource Fair is one of the few volunteer opportunities we have that is open to everyone interested in giving time and energy, not just those who have gone through ReEstablish Richmond’s training! So, if you’ve been curious about ReEstablish Richmond, this is a great chance to jump right in!
Plan the Event
Join teams of organized and enthusiastic people with penchants for crossing tasks off their to-do lists! Sign up right here to attend our first planning meeting for the World Refugee Day Community Resource Fair on Thursday, February 28th from 5:30 - 6:15pm at the Tuckahoe Family YMCA (9211 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229).
If you’re interested in planning and helping on the day, please fill out both forms!
Become a Vendor
Please answer all questions in order to reserve a table for this year's World Refugee Day Community Resource Fair. The fair is on June 22nd from 11am - 2pm at the Tuckahoe YMCA.
Invoices for table fees will be sent when your application is submitted. The invoice will come from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The table fee is $50 for businesses and $25 for nonprofits.
You can send a check, payable to ReEstablish Richmond, to 2920 West Broad Street, Suite 218, Richmond, VA 23230. Or, you can make an online donation at www.reestablishrichmond.org/donate to pay your table fee. If you make a payment online, please specify WRD 2019 on the memo line. Deadline to submit an application is May 31st! Contact Kate if you have questions.
We will be using community volunteers to act as ambassadors to the event. Each family coming in the door will be assigned an ambassador to guide them through the vendor tables and ensure they are able to access your information. In addition to the ambassadors, we will also have interpreters available on site.
**A special note about free stuff: We love that you have stuff to give to participants, and I think it is a highlight for them. If you have any give-a-ways that are larger ticket items (more than pens, candy, stickers, etc.), please let us know so that we can work out the logistics. We hope to have another shoe/book room this year.