In Good Company: Our weekly cause-oriented event series continues with simple ways to do good this week while sharing something sweet with others. Here are your tips for the week of December 2, 2019:
On Tuesday, join Secretly Y’all, a local group committed to bringing people together through live storytelling, at Hofheimer Bldg. for stories about “isn’t this a coincidence” moments that resulted in memorable outcomes. The night of storytelling will benefit Kinfolks – RVA, a community outreach organization dedicated to improving the health, quality of life and financial wellbeing of those living in the public housing sector.
On Hump Day, head over to Blue Bee Cider for a Wreath Decorating Workshop benefiting Better Housing Coalition. Decorate live wreaths and other creations with a cider in hand at this workshop benefiting Better Housing Coalition‘s mission of changing lives and transforming communities through high quality affordable housing. And save time to fill your bellies during the Supper Club at Perly’s Restaurant, benefiting the Richmond SPCA. Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has pledged to donate 15% of the proceeds earned on Wednesday night to the Richmond SPCA, a non-profit, no-kill humane organization.
On Thursday, check out the Holiday Shopping Event at 5807, an annual holiday party giving Richmonders a chance to get their shopping done with one-night-only discounts at this eclectic mini-mall of small local shops with 10% of sales benefiting Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).
When Friday rolls around, get down to Triple Crossing Beer – Fulton and raise a glass to the good work of M4K Richmond. The annual M4K Richmond ‘Stache Bash w/ Suggesting Rhythm raises funds to improve the quality of life for local children through this unique fundraiser that has a bit of fun with facial hair while supporting local charities. This year’s event benefits ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), Children’s Hospital Foundation, Feed More, Friends Association for Children, SpeakUp 5K / Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, and Friends of the Homeless.
On Saturday morning, join the Enrichmond Foundation at Evergreen Cemetery Volunteer Days at 9 am. Sign up at HandsOn Greater Richmond to help clear overgrowth, pick up trash, and record grave markers at this historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler.
After sprucing up Evergreen, head over to the Winter Print Fair at Studio Two Three to give the gift of local handmade art this holiday season! Studio Two Three is a nonprofit that gives people the space, tools and classes they need to find that thing they love and make it. This weekend’s Winter Print Fair will give you a chance to shop (and support) scores of local makers, enjoy a grilled cheese & tomato soup bar, and lots of holiday cheer! You can also get your holiday portrait made with a vintage camera that belonged to beloved artist Cindy Neuschwander. Winter Print Fair takes places Saturday & Sunday from 11 am-5 pm.
Round out the weekend exploring Richmond’s historical streets and solving puzzles with Quest for the Golden Grinch 2019 by Ravenchase Adventures while supporting Toys for Tots Richmond, Virginia. Bring a toy to your final location to donate and receive a free round of drinks at the game’s end.