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Project Kits

Celebrate! RVA
Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to give disadvantaged childen a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment. Be part of the magic and pick up a birthday card-making kit. The kit includes construction paper, markers, stickers, and more.

Richmond SPCA
The Richmond SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill humane society. Each year, the SPCA saves the lives of about 4,000 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies. With this project, you'll create toys for cats and kittens at the SPCA. The kit includes fabric for the activity and instructions.

Letters to elected officials
Get in touch with your elected officials and make your voice heard. Whether you choose to contact your representatives by mail or email, we've got you covered! Drop a letter off, or pick up a pen, paper, and envelope, and we'll mail your letter for you. If you send a letter by mail or email, visit this page for writing suggestions, and check out USA.gov to find contact information. If you are interested in learning more about issues unique to Richmond, visit our Issue Area pages.

Doorways
The Doorways’ mission is to provide lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of home. When guests come to The Doorways, they are greeted with open arms, a handmade card, and a goodie bag. The Doorways asks that you contribute messages of encouragement that are generic/non-religious in nature. Your kit will include lunch bags, card making supplies, and markers.

Virtual Opportunities

Library of Virginia
Make history from your couch! New documents are published each week, and volunteers are needed to create transcriptions. The Library of Virginia is currently working on Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative and the Equal Suffrage League Records.

The Collegian Newspaper Archives
The Collegian is the independent weekly newspaper published since 1914 by the students at the University of Richmond. Take a look back on University of Richmond's history and transcribe newspaper pages for research use. To get started, create an account. Learn how to make corrections by visiting the Help page and jumping to the "How to correct OCR text" section.

Zooniverse
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Our goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.

MLK Projects

To pick up a project kit for MLK Day of Service, stop by the CCE (THC 201) between 12pm and 2pm on January 18. Completed projects can be returned to the CCE during the week, Monday through Friday, 12pm to 2pm.