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Ann-Gel P
Throughout East Harlem
(East Harlem)
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the project

The East Harlem COAD is a neighborhood-based emergency management coordinating organization comprising residents, organizations, and businesses that work together to address the full disaster cycle. We are led by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff. The East Harlem COAD has dedicated themselves to making East Harlem a safer and more prepared community. 

East Harlem residents are concerned about balancing the challenges of COVID-19 isolation and the extreme heat of the summer months. Residents are seeing higher energy bills, due do spending more time at home and relying only on at-home internet, electricity, and water. Due to higher energy use and high heat, blackouts are likely in our future. The East Harlem COAD wants to improve awareness of this upcoming issue, and provide our community with Stay-Home Cooling Kits or adults and Kiddie Kits for children so that they can have a supply of items to help them manage these challenges. 

the steps

Upon receipt of funds the EHCOAD can immediately begin ordering essential items for the Stay-Home Cooling Kits and the Kiddie Kits. Upon receipt of items, the EHCOAD and community member volunteers will assemble the kits in order to be ready for local distribution this summer.

why we're doing it

In Mid-April, East Harlem topped Manhattan in reported COVID-19 cases. We were disappointed, but not surprised. East Harlem is a vibrant, diverse community of over 120,000 residents, but the effects of structural racism have long positioned us to bear the brunt of public health emergencies. The reality of these inequities is clearer now than ever.

East Harlem COAD member organizations are intimately familiar with the issues faced by the most vulnerable among us, and have demonstrated experience developing creative solutions. We are prepared to meet the unique needs of seniors, children, people who are undocumented, non-English speakers, low-income workers, and large or multiple families who share an apartment.


Stay at Home Kits

Supplies list for 1,000        
Cooler bags    $2,421
Cold packs     $231
Fans               $1,000
Water/hydration     $300
Lights- battery operated      $1,000
Batteries          $400
Kids activity packs (toys, crayons, coloring books)    $300
Antibactierial/gloves/child masks      $1,022
Additional items: Snack-non perishable        
Vitamin C packs     $485
shipping            $300
Gift cards for online emergency preparedness prize 1 wave        $150
Secondary giftcard for Emergency Preparedness         $150
Emergency Preparedness Sheets/how-tos and activity        $250
IOBY Fundraiser        $8,000

ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    waived
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.) "    $247
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $8,247
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    


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