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Edgewater Mutual Aid Network

We are a grassroots effort aiming to provide critical relief and engage in mutual aid practices with the Edgewater, Chicago community.

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Lilly Wachowski

$14,500 USD since Nov 2020

2
Sunjay Kumar

$5,958 USD since Jan 2021

3
Bruce Gingras

$2,900 USD since Oct 2020

4
Incognito

$2,160 USD since Jan 2022

5
Stimmy McStimulus

$2,080 USD since Mar 2021

6
Anonymous Amy

$1,650 USD since Dec 2021

7
Leah Rogers

$1,471 USD since Oct 2020

8
Ren Gingras

$1,415 USD since Sep 2020

9
Gina Spitz

$1,400 USD since Nov 2020

10
Jimmy Rothschild

$1,350 USD since Dec 2020

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Noah Craft

$1,000 USD since Dec 2021

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Nisha Pillai

$1,000 USD since May 2022

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PS

$825 USD since Aug 2021

14
Neil A Hynes

$725 USD since Oct 2020

15
Dann McKeegan

$600 USD since Nov 2020

Organizations

1
Edgewater Mutual Aid Network

$21,435.41 USD since Sep 2020

2
Crossroads Fund

$3,000 USD since Feb 2021

3
Open Collective COVID-19 Relief Fund

$35.98 USD since Mar 2021

Edgewater Mutual Aid Network is all of us

Our contributors 174

Thank you for supporting Edgewater Mutual Aid Network.

Leah Rogers

Admin

$1,471 USD

Ian Perfitt

Admin

$180 USD

Jennifer Flynn

Admin

$114 USD

Edgewater Mut...

$21,435 USD

11/27/2021 Transferring funds raised from our V...

Lilly Wachowski

$14,500 USD

Sunjay Kumar

$5,958 USD

Crossroads Fund

$3,000 USD

Bruce Gingras

Liberation

$2,900 USD

Incognito

$2,160 USD

Anonymous Amy

Liberation

$1,650 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

+$30.00USD
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Contribution #639054
-$1,920.00 USD
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Reimbursement #128862
-$425.00 USD
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Reimbursement #128323
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Today’s balance

$5,948.57 USD

Total raised

$74,576.54 USD

Total disbursed

$68,627.97 USD

Estimated annual budget

$28,695.60 USD

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News from Edgewater Mutual Aid Network

Updates on our activities and progress.

Help keep neighbors warm this weekend!

Hey everyone! We're collecting donations to get hotel rooms for houseless neighbors during the next few days of dangerously low temperatures and strong winds. Any leftover funds will go toward continued houseless support and food distributi...
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Published on December 24, 2022 by Jennifer Flynn

2022 End of Year Report

Thanks so much for donating and being a part of our network in 2022! This year we distributed $23,300 to neighbors for rent, medical, and utility bills assistance. $1,280 in specific grocery and household necessity requests. $1,790 for supp...
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Published on December 22, 2022 by Leah Rogers

Supporting our Houseless Neighbors

Dear supporters and comrades, Edgewater Mutual Aid (EMA) and the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (UBFM) have been distributing food/supplies to houseless communities in Chicago since the beginning of the pandemic. This...
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Published on November 24, 2020 by Krishna Kulkarni

About


The Edgewater Mutual Aid Network (EMAN) is a grassroots effort to share resources and build a network of support in our community. As an autonomous mutual aid network, we operate through an anti-capitalist lens driven by solidarity, not charity. Every dollar donated to Edgewater Mutual Aid Network goes back into our community through resources like our weekly grocery distro, our garden plot, and bill assistance. We are a grassroots, non-hierarchical, volunteer-only group funded entirely by our community. Make a donation today to support Edgewater neighbors through solidarity, not charity!  

As a small group with limited finances, we try to meet with neighbors and determine their needs as well as our own capacity, from boosting fundraisers to providing direct assistance. EMAN provides aid specifically to neighbors within Edgewater, and aims to build relationships instead of viewing aid as simply transactional.  

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