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Circle City Mutual Aid

ccma shares free basic needs, survival, hygiene, + harm reduction items w/ the downtown Indianapolis community every Sunday, no questions asked

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create + sustain free, no questions asked food boxes in Naptown!!

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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MaryBeth Walker

$2,900 USD since Sep 2021

2
Ronald "Ron" Rodgers

$1,998.48 USD since Jul 2022

3
Anon

$1,600 USD since Oct 2021

4
Maria

$1,200 USD since Sep 2021

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Lucas Waterfiil

$1,050 USD since Jun 2022

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Kylie Krawulski

$1,000 USD since Jun 2023

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Ellis

$860 USD since Jul 2022

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Anonymous

$700 USD since Nov 2021

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Clod McPete

$680 USD since Sep 2021

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McKenzie Altman

$650 USD since Sep 2021

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Chuck

$600 USD since Feb 2023

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Kumares C Sinha

$500 USD since Dec 2021

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kellie

$500 USD since Jun 2022

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Alex

$500 USD since Dec 2022

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Elisabeth

$440 USD since Mar 2023

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First Mennonite Church Inc

$400 USD since Mar 2022

Circle City Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 143

Thank you for supporting Circle City Mutual Aid.

Maria

Admin

$1,200 USD

Chuck

Admin

$600 USD

Jacq

Admin

$300 USD

Luc VT

Admin

$300 USD

James wehmeier

Core Contributor

$283 USD

Britt

Admin

MaryBeth Walker

$2,900 USD

Ronald "Ron" ...

neighbor

$1,998 USD

Anon

$1,600 USD

Lucas Waterfiil

$1,050 USD

Kylie Krawulski

$1,000 USD

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News from Circle City Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

2023 What's Up(date)

Greetings and happy solstice from Circle City Mutual Aid (ccma)! We hope you are warm + safe, wherever you...
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Published on December 22, 2023 by Jacq

ccma @ Shortridge 'We Are a Community' Day!

On August 2nd, 2023, a group of four ccma neighbors had a great time going to...
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Published on September 4, 2023 by Luc VT

Announcing our new free food box!

Announcing our new free foo...
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Published on June 3, 2023 by Luc VT

Budget


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+$40.00USD
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+$20.00USD
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Contribution #712695
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Today’s balance

$3,244.54 USD

Total raised

$25,341.23 USD

Total disbursed

$22,096.69 USD

Estimated annual budget

$15,372.66 USD

Sustainability
$1,000
per month
Estimated Monthly Budget
$1,281
Today's Balance
$3,244.54

About


What We Do
Weekly, we gather to offer direct aid and share in community during what we call, Sunday Shares. This includes first aid, hygiene, harm reduction, survival, and basic needs items -- in addition to intermittent consultation with medical professionals from our street medic crew; community-building activities and games; and home-cooked vegetarian/vegan meals shared by our comrades, Food Not Bombs-Indy.

On Tuesdays, we prepare. Biweekly, members of our collective meet to assemble various hygiene and survival kits during what we call kitpacking parties. On alternating weeks, we attend to the admin, finance, and social media needs of ccma out in the open at our cowork+collab events. During this time we share skills and knowledge, grow deeper in our relationships, + learn to lean on each other.

And our capacity continues to grow! There are even rumors of a well-stocked + maintained food box and a fledgling book club (aka Book Bloc) swirling about. . . 

Our History
A group of medics and volunteers formed during the summer of 2020 in collaboration with local, grassroots harm reduction activists. They provided direct aid to community members downtown Indianapolis during protests and marches. 

After the protests fizzled out, community members wanted to continue this vital work. They joined Sunday Shares with Food Not Bombs (FNB) Indy, whose solidarity with the Indianapolis community spans decades. As we continued to see the increasing need for harm reduction and survival items in our community, we remained diligent in organizing to continue sharing with our downtown neighbors. We called this new constellation of like-minded co-conspirators Circle City Mutual Aid (ccma). ccma has now been operating as a collective since June 2021.

Our Values
CCMA holds deeply our core values of: transparency, reliability, sustainability, and solidarity. We are committed to building community in the spirit of collaboration, working hand-in-hand with other local groups and all our housed and unhoused Indy neighbors.
 
Our Timeline
  • June 2021 - First meeting as a collective, selecting our name, goals, and core values
  • September 2021 - Obtained our fiscal host, Open Collective Foundation
  • June 2022 - Stood in opposition to Prop 256
  • October 2022 - Held our first Mending Day skill-share
  • October 2022 - Held our first kitpacking party
  • February 2023 - Held our first cowork + collab nite
  • June 2023 - Installed our first free food box
  • November 2023 - Held our first Sewing Party skill-share
  • December 2023 - Held our first public community book discussion, a Book Bloc partnership with Ujamaa Community Bookstore

Our Future
Future Shared Goals and Dreams Include:
  • Continued Growth + Partnership with other like-minded Groups 
  • A Shared Space for Storage, Meetings, and Office
  • Additional free food boxes / fridges
  • Support and Fostering of Other Share / Distro Locations



 

Our team

Maria

Admin

Chuck

Admin

Jacq

Admin

Luc VT

Admin

James wehmeier

Core Contributor

Britt

Admin