For Residents, Organizations or Individuals Interested In Becoming A Friend Of EVIMA

The East Village Independent Merchants Association strives to maintain the unique cultural characteristics of the East Village by recognizing, supporting and empowering local, independent retail in the neighborhood. Your donations go to a variety of programming initiatives, including the EVIMA Learning Series, neighborhood events and our annual Holiday Shopping Night.

EVIMA is a registered 501 (c) (6) organization.

Become A Friend Of EVIMA

Or get a downloadable PDF of our Friends Of EVIMA application by clicking here.


Benefits For Friends of EVIMA

Friend of EVIMA

✓ Anyone who donates any amount to EVIMA is considered a Friend of EVIMA. We will personally tweet at your organization/individual account to thank you for your kindness and support.

✓A copy of our StayEvill Discount Card

✓ A listing in the EVIMA Friend Circle


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a friend of EVIMA?

A Friend Of EVIMA is an individual or organization that is supportive of our mission, but is not an independent business owner/merchant within the defined boundaries of the East Village.

How does it work?

Anyone who donates even the smallest amount to our cause becomes a friend of EVIMA. Benefits of each donation span the calendar year. 

Who can become a friend of EVIMA?

Any resident of the East Village or beyond are welcome to become friends of EVIMA. We also welcome like-minded neighborhood organizations and arts groups to join our cause. 

Who should NOT be a friend of EVIMA?

Organizations that are generally viewed as negative influencers of our cause should not apply. Big box chains or those that advocate on their behalf are generally viewed as having a negative impact on small business survival in the East Village.

I want to help, but can't afford to donate. What can I do?

We welcome any and all advocacy on our behalf, as well as any social media support or publicity. We are also constantly seeking volunteers. If you would like to become an EVIMA volunteer please contact us. You can help out as little as once a year or as much as an hour a week (or more)! We can't wait to meet you!