Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid

Ward 3 Mutual Aid is part of a grassroots response to COVID-19 in Washington DC. We are a collective of neighbors helping neighbors & organizing to build a just and equitable city.

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$1 USD

+ 92

95 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

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Member Support

Help us care for our community with a $5 monthly contribution.

$5 USD / month

+ 29

33 individuals have contributed

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Collective Care Contributor

Help us care for our community with a $10 monthly contribution.

$10 USD / month

+ 22

26 individuals have contributed

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Water Solidarity

A monthly contribution of $20 would enable us to purchase a water filtration pitcher for a resident with poor water quality.

$20 USD / month

+ 32

36 individuals have contributed

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Grocery Solidarity

Give a monthly contribution of $50 to support our average of 50 grocery deliveries per week to neighbors who have been hit hardest by this crisis.

$50 USD / month

+ 29

33 individuals have contributed

Membership

Network Solidarity

Give a monthly contribution of $100 to support the work of our 100+ grocery shopper volunteers who fill requests every day of the week.

$100 USD / month

+ 3

7 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
GW Student Association

$10k USD since Dec 2020

2
Incognito

$2k USD since Nov 2020

3
Incognito

$1k USD since Oct 2020

4
Sally Sloan

$1k USD since Dec 2020

5
incognito

$700 USD since Dec 2020

6
Craig Williams

$500 USD since Nov 2020

7
Arnold Podgorsky

$500 USD since Dec 2020

8
Gita S. van Heerden

$500 USD since Dec 2020

9
Incognito

$400 USD since Oct 2020

10
Andrew Statler

$350 USD since Dec 2020

11
Jamie Butler

$350 USD since Dec 2020

12
Joshua Keating

$350 USD since Dec 2020

13
Jayme Epstein

$300 USD since Nov 2020

14
David Kaleta

$300 USD since Dec 2020

15
James Tandaric

$300 USD since Jan 2021

Organizations

2
Glover Park Citizens Association

$1k USD since Oct 2020

3
George Chase

$25 USD since Oct 2020

Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 237

Everyone who has supported Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Julienne Kaleta
Admin

Total contributions

$80 USD

Water Solidarity

Brian Bergeron
Admin

Total contributions

$60 USD

Water Solidarity

Sara Swetzoff
Admin

Total contributions

$30 USD

Collective Care Contributor

GW Student As...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$10,000 USD

One Time Donation

Advisory Neig...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,500 USD

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,385 USD

One Time Donation

Glover Park C...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

One Time Donation

Sally Sloan
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

One Time Donation

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$700 USD

One Time Donation

Craig Williams
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

One Time Donation

About


The Ward 3 Mutual Aid team is part of the DC Mutual Aid Network, a grassroots citywide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mutual aid is direct support among neighbors: from March to September, the Ward 3 team has answered over 1600 calls on our community hotline, and made over 950 grocery deliveries in our ward. We provide about $2550 of free groceries and 40 hot meals to our Ward 3 neighbors every week, plus we commit an additional average of $640 a week to supporting other wards.

We want to continue and expand our work, but six months into the pandemic our finances are often uncertain week to week. Several times, we have temporarily closed the hotline while we fundraised.

As a grassroots cooperative organization, our goal is for every one of our members & supporters to make a monthly contribution -- and join our organizing! We may each have little to give, but all together we are powerful!

If 1,000 neighbors across our ward each gave somewhere between $5 and $100 a month, we would have a generous and reliable budget to take care of groceries and so much more. Imagine the possibilities for us expand our support: both within our ward, and to our neighbors across the city!
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Art by Emma Ismawi, sourced from Amplifier Art

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Report - 1st 6 Month of Operation

Published on October 26, 2020 by Olga A Kochergina

Here is a link that was shared in the Ward3 Mutual Aid email thread - the 6month report for March 23-September 22, 2020. Check it out for the full operational budget and the proposed next steps!...

Monthly budget goal?

Published on October 26, 2020 by Olga A Kochergina

What is monthly budget $$ we are fundraising toward? The description lists that we averaged 2550$ in grocery requests and $650 in aid for neighboring wards PER WEEK, so it sounds like we are looking for 3200$ weekly or 13K Monthly operating...

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December update for our beloved contributors

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Published on December 3, 2020 by Sara Swetzoff

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid...

from Guest

+$50.00USD
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Financial contribution to Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid...

from Guest

+$150.00USD
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Financial contribution to Washington DC Ward 3 Mutual Aid...

from Guest

+$18.00USD
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Today’s balance

$8,763.13 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $86,642.99 USD