Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project

We provide mutual aid to our neighbors in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, and Middle Village in the form of food distribution, a community fridge, homeless outreach and eviction defense support.

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Homeless Outreach Project

Our Homeless Outreach Project is raising money to purchase supplies for our neighbors in Ridgewood/Bushwick, Glendale, Maspeth & Middle Village. I... Read more

$10,039.31 USD of $8,000 USD raised (125%)

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Maxwell Austensen

$1k USD since Jul 2020

2
Theresa Scharff

$1k USD since May 2021

3
Allin Skiba

$1k USD since Feb 2021

4
Theodore Sidell

$1k USD since Nov 2020

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Incognito

$1k USD since Dec 2020

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Incognito

$750 USD since Dec 2020

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Samuel Lang Budin

$725 USD since Feb 2021

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Dharit Tantiviramanond

$620 USD since Nov 2020

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Incognito

$620 USD since Dec 2020

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Karen Satterthwaite

$600 USD since Jan 2021

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topos bookstore

$1k USD since Mar 2021

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One Thousand Birds

$500 USD since Feb 2021

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Deep Cuts Record Store

$400 USD since Apr 2021

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Stay Forever

$250 USD since Feb 2021

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Foret wines

$150 USD since Feb 2021

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Porcelain

$61 USD since Jan 2021

Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project is all of us

Our contributors 453

Thank you for supporting Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project.

Maxwell Auste...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,400 USD

sponsor

Theresa Scharff

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,400 USD

topos bookstore

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,380 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Allin Skiba

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,200 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Theodore Sidell

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,100 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$750 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Samuel Lang B...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$725 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Dharit Tantiv...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$620 USD

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$620 USD

Homeless Outreach Project

Karen Sattert...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$600 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project

from Theresa Scharff

+$1,400.00USD
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Monthly financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Pr...

from Kat Tedesco

+$5.00USD
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Monthly financial contribution to Ridgewood Mutual Aid Ne...

from Ashley Pecorelli

+$5.00USD
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Today’s balance

$34,919.68 USD

Total raised

$40,595.76 USD

Total disbursed

$5,676.08 USD

Estimated annual budget

$48,488.14 USD

About


We're in a public health crisis and neighbors in Ridgewood, Queens and surrounding neighborhoods are coming together. We need your support to make this work possible. 

The Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project was formed when organizers with the Ridgewood Tenants Union (RTU) put out a call for volunteers in the neighborhood to come together and support other neighbors in need during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Ridgewood Tenants Union is an anti-gentrification, independent and tenant-led housing rights group run by volunteers that was formed in 2014 to build tenant power and fight displacement in a neighborhood long controlled by homeowners and the politicians that advocate solely for them. 
 
We put out that call on March 16. The weekend prior, four organizers with RTU met right before the city started to shut down to curb the spread of COVID 19. We already knew that the local government would not provide our community with the resources it would need to ride out what we were about to experience. At monthly RTU tenant assemblies we start meetings by going over four main tenets: 

  • We want to hear about the issues you are going through as tenants
  • We want to come up with a plan together to tackle those issues
  • We want this to be a space were we are supported by one another
  • We believe that in joining forces as tenants and with our allies we can create a neighborhood that is no longer controlled by the interest of developers and corporate landlords that only want to make a profit
Mutual aid has always been at the very foundation of our work and since March 16 2020 the Ridgewood Mutual Aid Project has grown by over 600 members that have agreed to practice safety protocols while engaging in mutual aid work. Our original fundraiser raised over $50,000 since we launched in March and with these funds we have been able to provide groceries and other support to over 400 families in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale.  Immigrant families are still in need, however,  and we'll need to raise more funds to make sure their needs are being met as we continue to organize against evictions and other housing issues. 

Please join us! To get involved visit our page at: https://www.ridgewoodtenantsunion.org/join/

If you would like to see how our previous donations have been used, please check this document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dmn0X_zpjx4-z1hQgyHXtLX8CTPV9QZ-2okKkehBPzU/edit?usp=sharing

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