East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group

The Grocery Gift Card fundraiser was organized by the East Bronx Democrats, a group of individuals who came together to participate actively in the community affairs of the East Bronx and to attempt to further the concerns of all its residents.

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+ 130

132 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

Goal

Team DK for the BX

$10,000 USD goal

$7,274.14 USD raised (73%)

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+ 93

97 individuals have contributed

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Backer

$25 provides some groceries and/or supplies for an individual for a week.

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$25 USD

+ 1

5 individuals have contributed

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Supporter

$50 provides groceries and/or supplies for an individual for 2 weeks.

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$50 USD

+ 1

5 individuals have contributed

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Sponsor

$100 provides an individual or a family with groceries for a month

$100 USD

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5 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

One time contribution

Partner

Donate $1,000 to provide 20 people in The Bronx with $50 gift cards.

$1,000 USD

Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

$4k USD since Apr 2020

2

Incognito

$500 USD since May 2020

3

Deirdre Keane

$410 USD since May 2020

4

Tinsley and David...

$345 USD since May 2020

5

Teresa Bruno

$255 USD since May 2020

6

The Benedict Family

$250 USD since May 2020

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Incognito

$250 USD since May 2020

8

Emily Griffin

$200 USD since May 2020

9

Margaret McElligott

$200 USD since May 2020

10

Filomena Mannan

$200 USD since May 2020

11

Vanessa Pereirinha

$200 USD since May 2020

12

Incognito

$200 USD since May 2020

13

Chana Goldschein

$180 USD since May 2020

14

Incognito

$155 USD since Apr 2020

15

The PrendYbarras

$150 USD since May 2020

Organizations

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National Supermar...

$2k USD since Apr 2020

2

Bronx Jiu Jitsu

$100 USD since Apr 2020

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Update #2: 1 month of organizing!

Thank you so much for your donations to the Grocery Gift Card fundraising effort that myself and friends put together to help out our Bronx neighbors. We also wanted to provide you with an update on our efforts for our first month of org...
Published on May 4, 2020 by Amanda Farias

Update #1: 2 Weeks of fundraising and outreach!

Dear Donors,Thank you so much for your donation to the Grocery Gift Card fundraising effort that myself and friends put together to help out our Bronx neighbors. You may have received a thank you from us for your generous donation throug...
Published on April 18, 2020 by Amanda Farias

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Financial contribution to East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group

Incognito | 05/31/2020 | View Details 
+$20.00USD

Financial contribution to East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Grou...

Irene Peralta | 05/28/2020 | View Details 
+$50.00USD

Financial contribution to East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Grou...

Kyu kim | 05/28/2020 | View Details 
+$100.00USD

Today’s balance

$11,628.96 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $15,333.33 USD

East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group is all of us

Our contributors 138

Everyone who has supported East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Amanda Farias
Collective Admin

Co-Founder

Diana Smithens
Collective Admin

Co-Founder

Emerita Torres
Collective Admin

Co-Founder

Ramon Cabral
Collective Admin

Co-Founder

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$4,102 USD

National Supe...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,000 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Team DK for the BX

Deirdre Keane
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$410 USD

Weeks 3 & 4 donations: matching each mile with a dollar donation

Tinsley and D...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$345 USD

Team DK for the BX

Teresa Bruno
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$255 USD

GO D

The Benedict ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$250 USD

Love you D. So proud of you x

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$250 USD

Team DK for the BX

About

ABOUT US 
Who is organizing the Grocery Gift Card fundraiser? 
The Grocery Gift Card fundraiser was organized by the East Bronx Democrats, a group of individuals who came together to participate actively in the community affairs of the East Bronx and to attempt to further the concerns of all its residents. 
 
As the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 continued to spike in New York City and “shelter in place” orders were implemented, we recognized a need to provide food assistance to individuals and families affected by the pandemic. 
 
ABOUT THE GROCERY GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER 
When did the campaign start? 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, the East Bronx Democrats began a campaign to bring together activists, organizers, neighbors, and donors to help Bronx residents in need obtain free grocery deliveries. 
 
What is the goal of this fundraising campaign? 
We recognize that low income communities often lack access to essential resources, particularly in times of crisis. Per recent data from the New York City Department of Health, low income communities in New York City are the hardest hit with respect to COVID-19 cases. The Bronx in particular, is the hungriest borough in New York City, with more than 1 in 4 (26%) of Bronx residents experiencing food insecurity. The goal of this campaign is to raise funds as a collective, and to use those funds to provide $50 gift cards (more if needed) to individuals and families in need of food assistance in the Bronx. As the elderly population is especially at risk for contracting this virus, we also want to ensure that they are able to secure essential items safely. 
 
How will the funds be used? 
100% of the funds raised will be used to secure free groceries for low-income communities. 
 
When will the money raised be disbursed? 
The funds will be disbursed on a rolling basis as we reach each $5,000 fundraising goal. 
 
How will the funds be disbursed? 
For individuals with access to electronic mail accounts, gift cards will be delivered via e-mail. For those individuals who do not have internet access or have trouble making online purchases, such as the elderly, we will provide assistance with grocery orders via phone. 
 
 
FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS 
How can I help raise money for the campaign? 
You can direct anyone, wishing to support our cause to GF.ME/U/XT4XRS. You can also share the link to our donation page with friends and family and on your social media. 
 
 
Is there a minimum fundraising requirement? 
No, there is no minimum requirement to fundraise for this campaign. Feel free to donate any amount that you are comfortable with. 
 
How long does it take for donations to be posted to the site? 
Donations made via the crowdfunding platform Go-Fund-Me are posted immediately. 
 
Are donations tax-deductible? 
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
 
Do I get a tax receipt? 
If you make a donation online, you will receive an email receipt immediately. 
 
My company or organization may be interested in participating in the grocery gift card fundraising campaign, who do I speak to about this? 
We welcome companies and organizations interested in participating in the fundraiser to contact us via email at [email protected] or by phone at 347-433-7575. 
 
Who do I contact if I have more questions? 
Please direct any questions to the organizers at [email protected] or by phone at 347-433-7575.