Because it makes sense to have it all in one place, I asked five of Richmond’s leftist collectives what they needed.
The Black Sabot (IWW house) and the Flying Brick Library don’t need anything right now, another house is in transition and not currently functioning as a collective, and I couldn’t make contact with the X Collective. I did get lists from the Wingnut and Bainbridge, which are reproduced below:
The Bainbridge Collective needs:
- Paint - Art - 2 whiteboards - World and other maps - Forks - Outside porch furniture - A glass French Press (a coffee device) - 4 pillows - 1 large tent - 2 pavilions - An electric oven - a small wheelchair ramp (for their back stairs) - A longer water hose, without holes - Inside plants - small chalk sticks - a wireless computer (for visitors and office) - Craft supplies - 8 light bulbs - Christmas lights - Martini glasses - 1 projector - 2 small lamps - 1 tall lamp - Solo cups - Paper plates - Candles - Polaroid film - Wooden cooking and serving utensils - 1 keg bucket - large fabric bolts or swatches - Canning jars, large and small
- A commercial freestanding two-compartment sink (they may be able to pay for this) - Coffee - Fabric - Slate and paving stones - Firewood or heating oil - Printer paper - Radical books -Twin mattress, queen mattress, double mattress - bricks - cement - mulch - sand - dog food - curtains - china hutch - bookshelves - jewelry making supplies - screen printing supplies - dressers - roadkill - board games - washer - drier - basins - buckets - rope - how to books - feminist books - queer books
If there’s another collective space that I missed that also needs things, let me know.