What is VAVP’s Donut Worry Fund?
VAVP’s Donut Worry Fund will provide emergency resources for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, funded by selling donuts.
VAVP has an annual budget for financial emergencies that our community members face after experiences of violence. Unfortunately, due to increased high needs in this political climate, we are out of our budget for the rest of the year and need your support! We need Donut Warriors (people to sell donut certificates) to sell 500 donut certificates from July 17 to 31.
How do I sell donuts?
We are selling Krispy Kreme donut certificates for $9 each, good for one dozen classic glazed at any participating Krispy Kreme in and outside of Richmond (so feel free to ask your out of town friends). The certificates do not expire. We need our Donut Warriors (you) to collect money up front via cash, check, venmo: @virginiaavp & via cash.me/$virginiaavp
Feel free to ask friends and family directly (easiest, most efficient way), bring it up at any meetings or social gatherings you’re already going to, post on social media, knock on doors (with a buddy), post it up in your workplace break room, whatever you feel comfortable with!
What’s a dozen worth at VAVP?
Click here to see what $9, $18, $27, $45, $90, $135 is worth to a community member that has been impacted by violence.
How do I get the donut certificates to the people who bought them?
The Donut Worry Fundraiser takes place NOW until July 31. Please return your order forms and any cash/checks you collect to KJ Delgado before 5 pm on August 1. Once we do the accounting process on our end, certificates will be available August 7 at VAVP’s Donut Worry Wellness day from 5-8 pm at 3110 W. Leigh St. (Facebook event to come). We can also mail certificates directly to folks based on the addresses listed on their order forms.
What if people want to donate but don’t want donuts?
We’ll gladly take the money! They can either take the certificate and give it to someone else as a gift OR donate donut certificates to VAVP for our community events and meetings — just write “0” in the column for “Number Purchased” so we know not to send them certificates.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Email Riki at email@example.com