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Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid

We are a collective based on Duwamish land (Seattle) redistributing resources to Black trans community members. We focus on housing security & materials that share the importance of wealth redistribution & reparations.

About


Who are we? 
 
We are a mutual aid pod inclusive of Black folks and POC based on Duwamish Territory (Seattle). This continued fund has supported housing, healthcare costs, groceries, masks, and more for folks without direct and ample access to wealth since July 2020. We prioritize our Black trans members who are artists, creators, and more. 
 
We are committed to:
1. wealth redistribution;
2. reparations; and
3. community-centric fundraising

You can find more information about the following at Resource Generation, this article titled "Why we need reparations for Black Americans," and Community-Centric Fundraising's website.
 
As of April 2022, we have re-distributed $43,000, a huge feat for a small group like us. This is also why we are here, on Open Collective, to foster transparency and fiscal sponsorship.
 
70% of our funds have come from our own members - we are asking our community to help make this sustainable for the future by supporting us. 
 
Currently, we distribute $2000 every month. Our ideal, for security and comfort, is $3500-$4000. We empty the pot every month, which means we do not keep any funds laying around. We distribute as much as possible to the folks we are supporting.

Our team

Estimated Monthly Budget
$2,672
Today's Balance
$2,980.25
monthly goal for fund
$3,000
per month

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Strawberry Patch Mutual...

Credit from Hung Nguyen to Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid

+$5.00USD
Completed
Contribution #537376
Monthly financial contribution to Strawberry Patch Mutual...

Credit from Landrie Einardt to Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution #597750
Monthly financial contribution to Strawberry Patch Mutual...

Credit from Guest to Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution #573931
$
Today’s balance

$2,980.25 USD

Total raised

$22,912.78 USD

Total disbursed

$19,932.53 USD

Estimated annual budget

$32,058.61 USD

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Financial Contributions

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Backer

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Starts at$5 USD / month

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+ 17
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Sponsor

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Starts at$100 USD / month

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+ 56

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Doug

$8,000 USD since May 2022

2
Guest

$4,140 USD since May 2022

3
Anon

$2,000 USD since May 2022

4
Incognito

$1,500 USD since Jul 2022

5
Al

$1,310 USD since Jun 2022

6
Incognito

$1,260.64 USD since May 2022

7
Tessa R

$1,025 USD since May 2022

8
Gem

$1,000 USD since Apr 2022

9
Indigo

$500 USD since Apr 2022

10
Guest

$500 USD since May 2022

11
m

$225 USD since May 2022

12
Grecia

$200 USD since Apr 2022

13
Alex Fay

$200 USD since May 2022

14
HJ Diaz

$200 USD since May 2022

15
Advocate Accounting LLC

$200 USD since Jun 2022

Organizations

1
Mutual Aid Books

$300 USD since Jul 2022

Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 63

Thank you for supporting Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid.

Landrie Einardt

Admin

$160 USD

bread loaf

Admin

$122 USD

Doug

$8,000 USD

Guest

$4,140 USD

Anon

$2,000 USD

Incognito

$1,500 USD

Al

backer

$1,310 USD

Incognito

$1,261 USD

Tessa R

sponsor

$1,025 USD

Gem

sponsor

$1,000 USD

Indigo

$500 USD

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

we are a body schooling (4/25 update)

Hi all! We are so excited by this new chapter in Strawberry Patch Mutual Aid. We are now officially fiscally sponsored by the Open Collective Foundation, which means we have a new platform for our money. What this means: We are NOT turning...
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Published on April 25, 2022 by bread loaf

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

New Raffle winner for slide 3!

Published on June 16, 2022 by Landrie Einardt

We have not heard back from our previous winner so have chosen a new raffle winner for slide #3! Hj Diaz — congratulations! You have won 10 pairs of tickets of admission to Supernova along with two book titles from Elliot Bay! Since we don'...

Raffle winners announced! 6/6

Published on June 6, 2022 by Landrie Einardt

Hey all. Happy June! We've officially picked our raffle winners. We'd like to remind ya'll that all of open collective backers were automatically entered into the raffle. Two of our winners are open collective backers! Since we don't have c...

Raffle! ends on 6/5

Published on June 1, 2022 by bread loaf

Hello Open Collective community, All of the information for our raffle this month can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CeCN...