project leader
Lysandra D
location
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(Inland Empire )
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the project

In a time of COVID-19, we can respond to the needs of our community with collective power and mutual aid.

The More Hope Project aims to create a strong volunteer network that will help on mutual aid initiatives that bring hope to the Inland Empire.

Our first initiative is to distribute COVID-19 care packages to the community of San Bernardino and Riverside.

As 09/24/2020 we have had 6 successful Covid-19 care package events at the San Bernardino Spanish Church. Where we have distributed essentials such as but not limited too: masks, toothbrushes with toothpaste, body wash, water bottles, non-perishable food, toilet paper, face wipes, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer. The funds we raise will be used to purchase supplies for the Covid-19 care packages and to support future events. 

The More Hope Project is a temporary project that will run until it is no longer needed. It will be completely volunteer and donation based, from the people to the people. Your support is what will keep this project alive-- so thank you for being an awesome human being!

The More Hope Project does not discriminate, we do not believe in hate, it aims to help everyone in need.

Volunteer sign up: https://forms.gle/Jr3V3zCAin3BRX9F7

Thank you for your help in supporting those who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Inland Empire. #SolidarityNotCharity #covid19mutualaid

the steps

Reocurring events on Sundays - Must have signed up to volunteer to participate 

Location: San Bernardino Spanish Church 918 N Mountain View Ave San Bernardino, CA 92410-3620

Time 7-8:30pm 

Event details: We set up a table in the Church parking lot and give out care packages to the community who comes to the Church's food bank.

Another Event:

August 30th 

Time: 11:00am -1:30pm 

Event details: We set up 3 cooling stations in San Bernardino and 3 cooling stations in Riverside. Each cooler contained water, ice, sunscreen, and snacks for the community to take for free. 

Upcoming Events: (details pending)

  • Two more pop-up locations for Covid-19 Care Packages 
  • Food bank + Care Package event at a local park in San Bernardino 

why we're doing it

The real power has always been in the people. These past months have shown us all how violent the state will go to silence us. Black and brown lives are being--and have been--attacked by state sanctioned violence, policies that murder, and expensive/ discriminatory healthcare. Human rights should be granted to everybody, yet they are not.

COVID-19 has exposed the consequences of years of systemic racism within healthcare, and local government. It has taken hold of black and brown lives at a much higher rate while also financially hindering many resilient communities. As we continue to see the number of houseless folks rise, we have a duty to protect those who are left out of basic care by the government. Riverside County and San Bernardino County have reported a total of 76,354 positive COVID-19 cases. I would like to invite you all to contribute to this project any way you can and may you find healing in helping. From the roots we will grow.

budget

Covid-19 Care Packages 

Water (cases often cost 4$ each)

hand sanitizer (can cost 1-5$)

Masks (a pack of 20 masks can cost 16$)

Gloves (a pack costs 6$)

Travel size tooth brush with toothpaste (can cost 1$)

Travel size body wash (can cost 1$)

unperishable snacks (granola bars and fruit snacks if bought in bulk can cost 16$)

trash bags (houseless folks specifically who get sick will need this to throw away waste, a pack of trash bags can cost 10$)

grocery bags (Can cost 1$)

Toilet paper (can cost 1-7$)

wipes (a pack of wipes can cost 6$)

washcloth (Can cost 1$) 

First aid kit (neosporin, band-aids - around 8$)

tampons (a box typically costs 7$)

vitamin C supplements  (can cost 5-12$)

Additional mutual aid intitiatives 

Beat the heat care packages  

ice packs (Can cost 1$)

ice pack (Can cost 5$)

coolers (can cost 5-12$)

Houseless moving package  

rolling carts and wagons (15-30$)

flashlight (can cost 5$)



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$309
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,309

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

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photos

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donors

  • Kassandra A.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Community Solidarity