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Rebuild, Empower, Connect

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BENEFITING: Boaz and Ruth, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Boaz and Ruth, Inc.

EVENT: JobRaising

Megan Rollins

THE STORY:

Boaz and Ruth, Inc. wrote -

Boaz & Ruth is leading a profound transformation in Richmond. By renovating storefronts and creating jobs in the underserved neighborhood of Highland Park, the social enterprise is revitalizing the economy and the spirit of an entire community. Since 2002, Boaz & Ruth has renovated a dozen buildings, started six training social enterprises ("Life Labs") and created hundreds of jobs. Crime in Highland Park has been reduced by more than 60 percent. 

Where others have seen only problems and dead ends, Boaz & Ruth sees possibility, using an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that views community as the solution. The physical and economic restoration of a neighborhood is a powerful metaphor for rebuilding of the lives of the people who live there. Boaz & Ruth has inspired a community movement, bridging racial, economic and geographic barriers and bringing people together from all over Richmond, to find new and better ways to solve social problems together.

Boaz & Ruth operates six successful training “social enterprises” in the Meadowbridge Road corridor—each provides work experience for participants.

  • Firehouse 15 Café & Catering serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while providing training jobs for men and women. Additionally, the renovation of the historic firehouse provided an opportunity for Boaz & Ruth to employ 30 formerly incarcerated men and provide training in construction.
  • Harvest Thrift Furniture sells home furnishings at at thrift prices. Valued neighbors in the Highland Park 23222 zip code receive an additional 25% discount. The building doubles as Boaz & Ruth’s administration, training center, and community computer lab. 
  • Sunny Days Thrift Clothing offers a wide range of stylish clothing at affordable prices.
  • Mountain Movers supports the thrift stores, estate sales and provides packing, moving and inspection preparation services.
  • Cathedral Construction maintains the many Boaz & Ruth properties and does small building projects.
  • Boaz & Ruth Estate Sale Services helps Richmond area families with the sale of furniture and belongings.

Also called life labs, these social enterprise training businesses provide valuable work training experience for Boaz & Ruth program participants. In addition to generating valuable earned revenue for Boaz & Ruth’s operating budget, these businesses make a significant contribution to a renewed spirit of commercial enterprise in Highland Park.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,421

MONEY RAISED
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  • Megan Rollins

    $300

  • Jazz Robinson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Will Rollins

    $125

  • John Gordon

    $50

  • Geoff Weathersby

    $10

  • Carole Farnham

    $50

  • Sally Companion

    $50

  • Susan Wilkes

    $25

  • Sadie Kennedy

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $165

  • Bea Robinson

    $100

  • Will Rollins

    $50

  • Megan Rollins

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $120

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $68,415 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Boaz and Ruth, Inc.

Amount Raised

$38,860

Fundraiser Title

Governing Board

Amount Raised

$6,775

Fundraiser Title

Martha Rollins

Amount Raised

$5,084

Fundraiser Title

Greta Kidd

Amount Raised

$2,740

 

69% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Foundation Board

Amount Raised

$1,895

Fundraiser Title

Megan Rollins

Amount Raised

$1,421

Fundraiser Title

Suellen Leftwich

Amount Raised

$1,210

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $120

In honor of Will and Megan. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Megan Rollins

Megan Rollins

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Will Rollins

Will Rollins

DONATION: $50

Let's finish strong! 5 years ago

Bea Robinson

Bea Robinson

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $165

To put Megan into 4 digit territory! 5 years ago

Sadie Kennedy

Sadie Kennedy

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Susan Wilkes

Susan Wilkes

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sally Companion

Sally Companion

DONATION: $50

To support Megan and Will Rollins 5 years ago

Carole Farnham

Carole Farnham

DONATION: $50

HONORING MEGAN ROLLINS 5 years ago