Newsletter Update: July 31, 2020
Hi neighbors of Wicker Park & Bucktown,
The past 3 weeks have brought in more aid requests than we’ve seen in previous months, and so we send a GIANT thanks to everyone* who’s been able to help provide basic needs and/or wellness to our fellow neighbors.
If you are in a position to give either time or resources, consider any of the opportunities below! We especially seek admin assistance, non-perishable food, and baby items to prepare for August's aid requests.
We appreciate all your energy, time and kindness.
Call for help with Senior Outreach!
We’re still looking for more folks to do wellness checks on seniors in our neighborhood. We have phone numbers and a script, and you can do it from home at your leisure. More info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i_xsHPt3XRAMI6Oi-YUCD4LRk9Id5SzakpPmulzYAiI/edit
Seeking Volunteer Delivery Drivers
We deliver area families USDA perishable food boxes on Friday. Pick up for food boxes will be off of North/Western. Message us for more information.
Street Medicine Opportunity
Seeking a healthcare professional to visit people in a homeless encampment. If you or anyone you might know could help in this regard, please email us for more information! Our encampment volunteer who has already made connections with the people at the encampment can join you.
Lastly, some shout outs…
We appreciate Goddess and the Grocer & Local Foods for their In-Kind Donations, which were distributed to area houseless encampments, Read/Write Library, and Brave Space Alliance.
Thank you to the following individuals who have been able to give their time, energy and/or resources:
Rachel K., Bri F., Anne G., Jen B., Chris P., Nav S., Ashley L., Conor L., Patrick B., Jen P. Alyissa G., Courtney, Erin, Adam J., Lee H., Kristina, Mallory, Lauren B. and anyone we forgot to thank!
And thank you to the point people who have contributed so much, behind the scenes:
Ashley, Pauline, Rachel, Jen, Ana, Amanda, Jason, and David