East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group

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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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Mutual Aid Community Fridge Fund

This will help us continue to maintain the refrigerator stocked with goods.

Starts at$1 USD

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While the running challenge may be over, the food crisis in the Bronx and many other parts of the city continues. I’ve partnered with East Bronx De... Read more

$11,332.72 USD of $15,000 USD raised (76%)

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Backer

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

Starts at$25 USD

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Supporter

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

Starts at$50 USD

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Sponsor

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

$100 USD

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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

$4,102.13 USD since Apr 2020

2
Incognito

$1,650 USD since Oct 2020

3
Deirdre Keane

$1,110 USD since May 2020

4
Margaret McElligott

$600 USD since May 2020

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Incognito

$500 USD since May 2020

6
Charles Simpson

$500 USD since Dec 2020

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Tinsley and David Giese

$300 USD since May 2020

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Incognito

$285 USD since May 2020

9
The Benedict Family

$250 USD since May 2020

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Incognito

$250 USD since May 2020

11
Teresa Bruno

$250 USD since May 2020

12
Ryan McKenna

$250 USD since Dec 2020

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Van Cortland Track Club

$220 USD since Jan 2021

14
Caoimhe Boyle

$210 USD since Jun 2020

15
Emily Griffin

$200 USD since May 2020

Organizations

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National Supermarket Association

$2,000 USD since Apr 2020

2
Van Cortlandt Track Club

$450 USD since Sep 2020

3
Bronx Jiu Jitsu

$100 USD since Apr 2020

4
CLV Marketing

$50 USD since Jun 2020

5
Open Collective COVID-19 Relief Fund

$35.98 USD since Mar 2021

East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group is all of us

Our contributors 207

Thank you for supporting East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group.

incognito

$4,102 USD

incognito

Mutual Aid Community Fridge...

$1,650 USD

Deirdre Keane

Team DK for the BX

$1,110 USD

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Margaret McEl...

Mutual Aid Community Fridge...

$600 USD

incognito

Team DK for the BX

$500 USD

Charles Simpson

Team DK for the BX

$500 USD

Van Cortlandt...

Team DK for the BX

$450 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$9,947.21 USD

Total raised

$22,280.72 USD

Total disbursed

$12,333.51 USD

Estimated annual budget

$2,971.45 USD

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News from East Bronx Dems Mutual Aid Group

Updates on our activities and progress.

UPDATE: We launched a Community Fridge & We are re-launching fundraising w/ Deirdre!

While the running challenge may be over, the food crisis in the Bronx and many other parts of the city continues. This holiday season, ~2 million New Yorkers will face food insecurity (NY FOOD 20/20, Hunter College, Sept 2020). A frightenin...
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Published on November 30, 2020 by Amanda Farias

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...
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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...
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Published on April 18, 2020 by Amanda Farias

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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.