Giving to Side by Side

Side by Side relies on the generosity of our community to provide both life-changing and life-saving services to LGBTQ+ youth in Central Virginia.  We could not do this work without support from people like you.  There are many ways to give back to Side by Side.


There are many ways to financially support the work of Side by Side. We welcome one-time donations, as well as recurring monthly giving. Visit our page on Give Richmond to donate, or send checks to:

Side by Side
PO Box 5542
Richmond, VA 23220

Additionally, some give through other campaigns to donate to Side by Side:
United Way - #3403
Combined Federal Campaign - #70936
Local Government & Schools - #162


As you plan for your estate, you may wish to leave money for Side by Side to continue your legacy and further support our work. We can work with you and your estate planners on how to leave a legacy gift. For more information on estate planning and legacy gifts please contact Ted Lewis.


Individuals, organizations, and/or companies may wish to donate in-kind goods to Side by Side. There are a few different ways to donate:

Amazon Wish List: Check out our Amazon Wish List to see items we need for our Youth Center and/or items requested by our youth.

Chest Binders: Many of our transmasculine youth utilize chest binders to make themselves feel more in line with their gender identity. We have seen transmasculine youth’s mental health dramatically shift for the better through utilizing these. We always welcome donations of gently used binders as well as new ones purchased from gc2b and ask they be shipped directly to our Side by Side Youth Center (2311 Westwood Ave. Richmond, VA 23230)

Springtime & Art Donations: Each year at our Springtime Gala we host a silent auction. Many of the items in our auction are donated art or other goods from people connected to Side by Side. While Springtime happens in May, we work year-round to ensure we have items for the auction.

If you’re interested in donating items for the auction please contact Ted Lewis.

Host an Event or Join a Fundraising Campaign

Side by Side utilizes many avenues to both spread the word about our mission and services as well as raise money for the organization. There are a few ways you can contribute to our efforts in a leadership role:

Host a House Party: Hosting a House Party or similar event allows you to share Side by Side’s mission and services with your friends, family, and co-workers, and also raise funds for the organization.

If you’re interested in hosting an event please contact Ted Lewis.


Sponsoring a Side by Side event like Springtime or corporate giving to our services are a great way to support the work of Side by Side.

If your company or corporation are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ted Lewis.