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Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville is transitioning to a new Fiscal Host

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville cannot receive contributions at the moment. This page will be updated with more information once the collective transitions to a new Fiscal Host.

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

Organzing our neighbors and pooling our resources to create a better community for everyone.

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Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville is fundraising! Help MAMAS reach our goal: $2,500 in new monthly donations, to cover grocery cards and direct cash assistance to our neighbors. 

Click “Contribute” above or scroll down to find all the ways you can donate. 

In Mutual Aid we believe everyone has something they need and everyone has something to give. Do you have $5, $20, or even $100 in your monthly budget to give toward supporting your neighbors in Medford and Somerville? Many of our neighbors need money to pay for groceries and bills, and they rely on MAMAS like you to help! 

Right now MAMAS distributes over $7,000 a month in direct aid, thanks to recurring contributions from 130 of your neighbors who believe in the MAMAS mission of solidarity, not charity. But the need is still great, and we are spending all of that 7k and more each month. With another $2,500 a month we could distribute cash grants to 10 community members, or help 15 households with groceries. And if we reach an additional $5000 per month we can do both. Let’s grow our monthly donations so we can provide reliable, direct support and food security to more neighbors, for as long as they need it. 
 

Our team

Contributors


Projects

Support the following initiatives from Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville.

Project
Support efforts to cultivate garden fresh veggies to sustain the MAMAS community!

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MAMAS is organizing a holiday gift drive.

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+ 20
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MAMAS is raising money to buy all seasons of clothes for our community!

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+ 4
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Group shopping and grocery card delivery events organized monthly

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+ 79

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville is all of us

Our contributors 444

Thank you for supporting Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville.

Meghan Hickey

Admin

$2,700 USD

Rachel

Admin

$1,550 USD

Skylar Karzhe...

Admin

$486 USD

Mel

Admin

$455 USD

Josh G

Admin

$250 USD

Miriam

Admin

$163 USD

Claire

Admin

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Admin

Jason

Admin

James Boskey ...

$30,000 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$50,782.94 USD

Total raised

$306,206.05 USD

Total disbursed

$255,423.11 USD

Estimated annual budget

$149,465.80 USD

Expenses

All time

Expenses paid

465

Amount disbursed

$140,492.50

Tags# of ExpensesAmount (USD)
grocery pairs
184$42,504.52
cash assistance
129$37,905.58
no tag
104$27,287.85
supermarket sweep
11$22,745.99
misc support
20$5,400.52
waitlist assistance
6$1,706.74
Others Combined
11$2,941.30

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Contributions

All time

Contributions received

513

Amount collected

$276,163.80

Tiers# of ContributionsAmount (USD)
recurring
217$171,523.84
one-time
296$104,639.96

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Today's Balance
$50,782.94
Estimated Annual Budget
$149,466

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

Updates on our activities and progress.

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Published on March 14, 2024 by Meghan Hickey

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