Chicago Cross-Neighborhood Solidarity

With solidarity in our hearts, we have opened up this fundraising campaign to send direct financial support to the mutual aid efforts working across the South side of Chicago and South Cook County!!


Rather than inserting ourselves into these movements, we’d like to build support for and amplify their work while preserving the self-determination of these groups. 


In these geographies, Black and Brown communities have been divested from and thrown into a deadly and economically devastating pandemic. While we should all be focusing on our collective health and safety, across the country Black people are facing racialized violence, murder, and oppression at the hands of the police. 


Now more than ever we need to stand in solidarity, support one another, and put our resources where they are most needed. 

That’s where mutual aid comes in.


Your money will be supporting grassroots mutual aid efforts in Woodlawn, Bronzeville / Kenwood, Hyde Park, Pilsen, Cicero / Berwyn, and South Cook County.

We will split the money evenly between these groups and make adjustments for: 

1) the magnitude of need

2) the amount of area covered by each group

3) prioritizing Black led, Black centered groups. 


All of these groups are volunteer run, so your donation will not be going towards overhead costs as it would be if you were giving to a non-profit. Your donation will go directly towards things like groceries, masks and other PPE, baby care + elder care kits, cleaning supplies, and whatever else is needed on the ground.


We thank you for standing with us in this effort!


If you are organizing a mutual aid group on the South / West side or in South Cook, email [email redacted] and we will do what we can to support.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 3 d
  • Clara Raubertas 
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,247 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $700 
    • 1 mo
  • Colin Palombi 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Madeline Smith 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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