Updates We Love: December 2020

Dec 2020 Updates from our hosted initiatives

Updates We Love: December 2020

We are so pleased to hear updates from our hosted initiatives, to see exactly how donated dollars make such a real-world impact.

Humboldt Park Solidarity Network delivered 60 donated turkeys the week of Thanksgiving!
Humboldt Park Solidarity Network delivered 60 turkeys the week of Thanksgiving!

This post has been edited to include more our hosted group's updates.

๐ŸŒŸ Street Forum collected beanies, gloves, warm socks, and Mylar blankets for unhoused neighbors during their Stay Warm Drive in Austin, TX.

๐ŸŒŸ We Got This Seattle has fed and caffeinated 20,000 frontline workers and received a $5,000 grant.

๐ŸŒŸ West Brooklyn Waterfront Mutual Aid has raised $5,000 in monthly donations to get their neighbors food, PPE, and essential services in New York.

Autumn Update from West Brooklyn Waterfront Mutual Aid
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๐ŸŒŸ Edgewater Mutual Aid has been distributing food & supplies to houseless communities in Chicago, IL since the beginning of the pandemic.

๐ŸŒŸ Meals of Gratitude has delivered 22,425 meals to frontline hospital workers, first responders, and fire evacuees, in Stanford, California and continues spreading a message: โ€œBelieve there is good in the worldโ€.

Meals of Gratitude deliveries are a signal to "that our community cares about them, and is sending a virtual hug".

๐ŸŒŸ Humboldt Park Solidarity Network is hosting workshops and distributed Thanksgiving food boxes, as well as personal hygiene items, to their neighbors in Chicago, IL.

๐ŸŒŸ Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid doubled their monthly contributors in order to provide mutual aid relief in response to COVID-19.

๐ŸŒŸ East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group launched a community fridge to combat food insecurity in New York.

East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group's New Community Fridge - freshly painted!
East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group's New Community Fridge

The following updates were added Dec. 22, 2020

๐ŸŒŸ Hermosa Mutual Aid has raised over $3,000 for food, supplies, rent and utility bills for families in Chicago, IL.

๐ŸŒŸ The New School Mutual Aid Fund has disseminated $6,371.10 of aid to community members affected by COVID-19 in NYC.

๐ŸŒŸ Wicker Park-Bucktown Mutual Aid distributed resources, delivered weekly food boxes, and shared winter items and pre-made meals to house-less Bucktown residents in Chicago, IL.

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We're so inspired by all our hosted initiatives and the work you do to support your neighbors. It is an important reminder that mutual aid provides such necessary support in our ever-changing communities. โค๏ธ