THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has donated over the last few years! Your donations have been put back into the neighborhood in so many different ways. Our core volunteer and organizing group has had some changes with folks moving or changing jobs and while we figure out what's next, we are closing down the gofundme and putting our energy into other mutual aid efforts. Thank you so much! <3
Avondale has a rich history of immigration and residential streets filled with working class families who continue to take pride in being named “The Neighborhood That Built Chicago.”
Your donations will help provide food, medicine and support to the residents of Avondale. Our all-volunteer team will provide boots on the ground for logistics and information services. We will seek out those in need (online and in the real world) then shop, deliver, and help locals navigate online resources like housing, unemployment applications and social services.
Come visit our neighborhood. The unexpected mix of multi-generational family shops — often referred to as where Eastern Europe meets Latin America — is combined with a robust artistic community. Walking is the best way to take in the murals, which are a feast for the eyes. And you’ll work up an appetite for authentic cuisines from Poland to Peru. Chicago has a history of rebuilding; Avondale wants a future for our residents to build on. Thank you for your time and donation.
Who we are: Avondale Mutual Aid is an all-volunteer group operating in the Avondale neighborhood in Chicago. We are prioritizing folks who are houseless, disabled, undocumented, recent immigrants, quarantined without pay, sick, elderly, queer, and/or people of color.