*Full case study coming soon. But you can see the project in the real world here.

OPEN SIGN PROJECT

KEEPING LOCAL OPEN SIGNS ON BY CONNECTING THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY

A new initiative started with my classmates to celebrate the resilience of Richmond small businesses and philanthropies.

March 2021 would mark a year since COVID locked down the country. The winter break leading up to it, Payal Pereira, Brittany Reid, Dani Loleng, and Kate Power, and I founded an initiative called The Open Sign Project,  to find creative ways to celebrate all that Richmond's business owners had achieved within that year. 

 

We focused first our attention on a single cause: Making Meals Matter.

 

We created a calendar to highlight 12 Black-owned restaurants in Richmond and gave 100% of the profits to RVA Community Fridges, a local organization dedicated to fighting food insecurity. 

We have over $1,000 raised and 180 calendars sold, with calendars hanging nationally, abroad, and in retail stores in Richmond. 

Now, we're thinking about our next initiative so stay tuned! 

 

Full case study coming soon, but you can see the project in the real world here: opensignproject.org

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