Open Collective
Open Collective
2022 End of Year Report
Published on December 22, 2022 by Leah Rogers

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 supplies for our weekly grocery distribution. These include toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, Covid tests, Fentanyl test strips, and more! $2,898 was spent on houseless-support. This was for food, winter gear, CTA passes, and hotel rooms during extreme cold and winter storms. Lastly, $80.80 in union strike support! 

 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!