project leader
Lauren D
location
364 Main St
(North End)
latest update rss
Deadline Extended!

the project

All the power to all the people! We are a mutual aid collective that has emerged in response to the challenges facing the most vulnerable members of our community in Middletown, CT during the times of COVID-19. Starting from a spreadsheet where individuals could list their needs or offer their assistance, we are working to expand the capacities of what the Middletown Mutual Aid Collective can do. Middletown Mutual Aid Collective has been delivering cleaning supplies, groceries, and housing support for members of the community. We need additional funding in order to support direct cash and rent assistance initiatives that will make a tremendous difference to the residents of Middletown during these tumultuous times.

Informative articles on the modern history of mutual aid in low-income, immigrant, and BIPOC communities:

https://www.shareable.net/gifting-circles-and-the-monetization-of-everything/

https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/news/mutual-aid

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¡Poder al pueblo! Somos una colectiva de apoyo mutuo que a surgido como respuesta a las dificultades que enfrentan los miembros vulnerables de nuestra comunidad de Middletown, CT durante estos tiempos de la pandemia del COVID-19. Empezamos con una página de cálculo donde los individuos listaron sus necesidades u ofrecían asistencia, nuestra colectiva está trabajando en expandir nuestra capacidad para proveer más apoyo. Nosotros deseamos fondos adicionales para apoyar iniciativas de asistencia directa de efectivo y de renta lo cual hará tremenda diferencia a los residentes de Middletown durante este tiempo tumultuoso.

Artículos Informativos sobre la historia moderna de apoyo mutuo en lugares con comunidades de bajo ingreso, inmigrante, y Negra e Indigena/ personas de color se encuentran aqui:

https://www.shareable.net/gifting-circles-and-the-monetization-of-everything/

https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/news/mutual-aid

 

the steps

Over the past two months, through the COVID pandemic, Middletown Mutual Aid has been delivering cleaning supplies, PPE, groceries, and finding other means of helping the community through this time. With your help for additional funding, we will be able to provide Middletown residents with direct cash assistance and rent assistance. Residents of the Greater Middletown area will be able to express their needs to our financial director. Funds will be disbursed from the fundraiser on a weekly basis.

Considering the economic diversity of Middletown, we orient all of our advertising towards both donation and need requests. Using a google form, people will be able to express either their needs or their giving capabilities so that we can best serve the community from within. The google form can be found here: https://forms.gle/9R9dcMnhzMy2qLc47

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Durante estos dos meses de la pandemia del COVID-19, la Colectiva de Apoyo Mutuo de Middletown ha entregado productos de limpieza, equipo de protección personal, las despensas y encontrando otros métodos de ayudar a la comunidad en este tiempo. Con su ayuda para fondos adicionales, nosotros podamos proveer a los residentes de Middletown con asistencia directa de efectivo y asistencia de renta. Residentes de la zona de Middletown podrán expresar sus necesidades a nuestro director de finanzas. Los Fondos serán distribuidos de la recaudación de fondos cada semana.

Considerando la diversidad económica en Middletown, orientamos nuestra publicidad hacia las donaciones y solicitudes de apoyo. Usando un google form, la gente podrá expresar cualquier opción ya sea sus necesidades o su habilidad de dar donaciones par poder mejor servir la comunidad desde dentro. El google gorm se encuentra aca: https://forms.gle/9R9dcMnhzMy2qLc47

why we're doing it

At the Middletown Mutual Aid Collective, our mission is explicitly care- and community-oriented. Mutual aid is a long-standing tradition of community building and we are eager to add to that tradition. This tradition is based in the idea that communities work best through voluntary reciprocal cooperation, particularly when the looming forces of systemic oppression prove debilitating to other forms of community engagement. We at the Middletown Mutual Aid Collective recognize and honor the specifically Black and Indigenous traditions of mutual aid, and the distinct ideological practice as separate from traditions of patriarchal government systems.  Beyond the obvious of the dire circumstances presented by COVID-19, many Middletown residents experience significant economic hardship and have needs not addressed by the government.

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En el Colectivo de Apoyo Mutuo Middletown, nuestra misión es explícitamente orientada al cuidado y en la comunidad. El apoyo mutuo es una tradición de larga duración que viene a causa de la consolidación de la comunidad y estamos entusiasmados para unirnos a esta tradición. Esta tradición está basada en la idea que las comunidades trabajan mejor cuando hay una colaboración recíproca, particularmente cuando las fuerzas amenazadoras que vienen a raíz de la opresión sistémica son tan debilitadoras a otras formas de participación comunitaria. Nosotros en la Colectiva de Apoyo Mutuo de Middletown reconocemos y honramos específicamente las tradiciones de apoyo mutuo que se origina en las comunidades Negras e Indígenas, y la ideología que se distingue fuera de los sistemas de la gobernanza patriarcal.  Más allá de lo obvio y la circunstancias presentadas por el COVID-19 muchos de los residentes de Middletown han experimentado significante dificultad económica, lo cual a resultado en varias necesidades que no son abordados por el gobierno.

budget

We're hoping to raise money to keep our neighbors safe and fed. The funds raised here will be redistributed among community efforts that are delivering fresh and nutritious food to our neighbors.  Based on the requests we receive, we will collaborate to determine the best way to distribute funds with the majority of them going to local food relief efforts that are providing immediate relief to individuals experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

UPDATED BUDGET 06.22.20



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $29,325
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$675
TOTAL TO RAISE = $30,000
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

 

ORIGINAL BUDGET 

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $9,716
ioby Platform Fee  -   waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)  -  waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)    $284
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $10,000
 

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    

updates

Deadline Extended!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your generous outpouring of support in the past few days!

MMAC acknowledges that our fundraising project had a somewhat alarming deadline of today, June 30th. Thankfully, we've been able to extend this deadline on the campaign so that we can meet the needs of the community in anticipation of rent and bills for local people next month as well. The project is very much still up and running. Please keep sharing, donating, and getting involved however you can! THANK YOU! 

Wow, Halfway to Our Goal!

Thank you for this great outpouring of support! What an exciting way to launch our new direct assistance campaign! We are so happy to see the mutual aid fund growing already. While we are thrilled to have made it halfway to our initial goal, we are also excited to expand the fund as requests have already surpassed $20K. In order to meet the needs of all our neighbors, we will need your continued support! We will announce an updated goal soon! Thank you to all who donated, shared, requested, and engaged with our campaign in these first few days. Please keep doing what you can for the benefit of our city!

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