The Power of $10: Help Virginians in Need by Promoting the Rule of Law, Providing Legal Education, and Increasing Access to Justice.
Updated on my 7/21/2020
We are thrilled to share the good news that we’ve reached our goal of $5,000 to help Virginians in need! Launched the first week of May, 124 individuals donated to the Power of $10 campaign. Our heartfelt thank-you goes to each and every donor! All donations will flow into our 2021 grants to be announced soon.
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The Power of $10 Campaign Story
Did you know there is only one legal aid lawyer for every 7,237 Virginians who cannot afford to pay legal fees? Or that 2 out of 3 low-income households will face at least one legal problem this year? The current health and financial crisis created by the COVID-19 virus will only increase the already considerable need for access to justice, especially among Virginians who have lost their jobs.
To help meet this need, the Virginia Law Foundation has launched this Power of $10 GoFundMe campaign. With a donation of just $10, you can make a real difference in the lives of real people. We believe every Virginian should have access to justice, so we’ve been providing grants to Virginia's law-related not-for-profit organizations in need since 1982. And please know 100% of every donation, no matter how large or how small, flows directly into our grants program.
Read how the power of $10 impacted some of last year’s grant recipients in the examples below.
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
“$10 can help us gather evidence to support a person’s case by covering fees for records, including documents from criminal cases.”
Virginia Beach Justice Initiative (for victims of human trafficking)
“$10 buys stamps for 18 letters, so clients and potential clients can correspond with VBJI. It also covers 2 all-day bus passes so clients can attend court, or a job, if they have one."
Virginia Poverty Law Center “$10 buys stamps to mail materials to people who call our Eviction Legal Helpline. The helpline has seen a considerable increase in calls. We foresee an avalanche of evictions filed when the courts reopen.”
Southwest VA Legal Aid Society “$10 can be used to purchase coloring books and crayons for a legal aid waiting room.”
We hope you will join the Virginia Law Foundation’s Power of $10 campaign by donating at least $10 – or more – today.