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Chicago Mutual Aid Build Squad

We bring together tools and people to build mutual aid projects across all Chicago communities


Chicago Mutual Aid Build Squad is all of us

Our contributors 22

Thank you for supporting Chicago Mutual Aid Build Squad.

Lindsay Longs...


$1,575 USD

Susan Dreeben


$825 USD

Elizabeth Kho...

$720 USD

Shifra Adler

$500 USD

Kristina Magro

$500 USD

Bill Mengebier


$140 USD

yolanda meza

$100 USD

Yvette S

$100 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Tools and warehouse fans

Materials & Supplies
-$1,152.33 USD
Reimbursement #208296
Invoice #208107
Contribution #339398
Today’s balance

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Total raised

$5,468.74 USD

Total disbursed

$5,468.74 USD

Estimated annual budget

$203.61 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Chicago Mutual Aid Build Squad

Updates on our activities and progress.

June Update!

We have had a busy spring! On May 23rd we completed a site install of custom shelving at Sacred Keepers in Bronzeville! ...
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Published on June 23, 2021 by Lindsay Longstreth

Shelving Updates!

We have had so many new people joining us lately, contributing their skills and tools, and lots of folks showing up to learn! We have nearly built 4 complete shelving sections in the NW Mutual Aid Fields warehouse. This one was cut and asse...
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Published on March 28, 2021 by Lindsay Longstreth

March Fundraiser!

We have had so many people join us lately to build and learn skills; it's so exciting! We have also added on more projects such as seedling grow racks for GrowOp. We are also taking on the purchase of a pallet jack for the warehouse. Becaus...
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Published on March 28, 2021 by Lindsay Longstreth


Chicago Mutual Aid Build Squad are people who bring their collective skills and tools together to design and construct various projects needed in the community. Current projects are a community fridge shelter and custom modular shelving for the Fields Warehouse. We engage in skill sharing as well as building; anyone is welcome to show up with tools or to learn!