Woodbine Is Moving Fundraiser

Woodbine is relocating into a new space in Ridgewood, Queens! After 7 years, we are in the process of moving all of our equipment and organizing activities into a new location at 585 Woodward Avenue, just a few blocks away. Our rental lease was up at our old space, and we had the opportunity to expand into a new headquarters more than 3x the size. 

We are excited for everyone to see the space, and imagine all the potentials it offers our community to grow and increase our capacities. The new spot feels good--it is enormous and bright, pretty and cozy. We’ve signed a 5 year lease, which gives us an anchor and some stability to project ourselves into an uncertain future. 

Now we are hoping to raise $70,000 to help us make this move, to build out our new space, and to maintain all of our vital community organizing and service work. We took a leap, and we need everyone’s support to pull it off. We have to cover moving expenses, the broker’s fee, insurance, the rent increase we took on, utilities, and the renovations needed to make the new space usable. We need to hire carpenters, electricians, and plumbers. We need new furniture and supplies to outfit the space, including a new stove, kitchen sink, and air conditioning system. We need shelving, tables, chairs, kitchen supplies, and more PPE. We would also like to invest in a van of our own, to be able to make deliveries and pick-ups for our food pantry through the Winter. 

Since March we have transformed Woodbine from an events, meetings, and rentals space into a full-time emergency response center. This means our sources of income have shifted, and we rely on community support to maintain operations.

Woodbine is organized by an all volunteer collective, our food pantry is run by dozens of volunteers each week, and we serve hundreds of local families each day we distribute free food in Ridgewood.

We came together out of our experiences in Occupy Wall Street and Hurricane Sandy, after having lived through a New York City forever changed by 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. Trump and Covid are only the latest in a series of disasters we have had to face together, and community resilience and collective autonomy remain our answer and horizon. In the Fall of 2013 Woodbine was conceived as an organizing framework to rethink how to inhabit a city and neighborhood together. Now it is time to begin a new chapter and phase, and expand our collective capacities.

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    • $8 
    • 10 mos
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    • $10 
    • 10 mos
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    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Woodbine NYC 
Organizer
New York, NY
Mitchell Bohman 
Beneficiary
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