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Roslindale Community Fridge: Exciting Update!
Published on April 19, 2024 by Caroline

Dear Donors and Supporters of the Roslindale Fridge, 

We have a few exciting updates to share with you! 

First off, after a tireless search for a new fridge location, we have finally found a willing host! We have gotten the approval of the property managers and board directors, so we are just waiting on updates on the projected timeline for building out the dedicated space for the fridge. We will share the exact location of the new fridge when we are ready to open—this will ensure we give our host enough time to prepare the space. We can share that the fridge will be central and accessible, moreso than the previous location. 

Now that a location has been secured, we will start the work of cleaning up the old location, purchasing a new (hopefully commercial-grade) fridge and pantry, installing outdoor electrical access, and setting up the new location. Additionally, we will need to regularly fund our portion of the host’s property insurance to protect our host. We are also planning collaborative pop-ups in the shorter term to distribute resources, source volunteers and get the word out. 

Given all these upfront costs, we need your help now more than ever!  We have some existing funds but based on these initial high-cost spends, expenses will add up very quickly and we want to ensure we have enough to continue to fill and maintain the fridges for months to come. Please consider donating to keep us moving forward! 

As a reminder, we have officially moved our donation platform over to the Hack Club Foundation (as Open Collective Foundation is dissolving). You can make one-time or monthly donations.

Please feel free to share this donation page with others, we appreciate all the support we can get. And as always, do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 


Roslindale Community Fridge Team 

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