project leader
Mohit S
location
2276 12th Ave
(Upper Manhattan (UWS,UES,Harlem,Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights,Washington Heights,Inwood))
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the project

New York City is hit hard by the pandemic, and people with disabilities and the elderly are really hurting.  It is especially hard - and possibly dangerous - for them to go out and shop for what they desperately need. They tell us that they do not feel safe. They tell us that their food stamps and social security payments are simply not enough. Single moms with kids to take care of, job or no job. They asked for someone to help them. That’s us. That’s you, too.

This is what we do. Through social workers, independent living centers, and our website, we are connected to a person who urgently needs help and we take their shopping list and buy as much as we can. Then we carefully pack and safely deliver food, cleaning supplies - even medicine - right to their door. Then the process starts again. And again. And again.

the steps

We have many neighbors contacting us. Some request specific grocery items or baby items, while some are happy with a generalized grocery run. Our volunteers go out and shop for the neighbors, and deilver the items to them. The volunteers try to use the local pantries also to keep our costs down. We also buy grocery items in bulk and store them in our apartment pantries. The delivery volunteers can pick up items from the apartment pantries for the neighbors. We also have access to a commercial kitchen space, where the local neighbors can stop by and pick up food items.

We plan to spend $1200-$1500 per week and support 25-30 families per week. Thus, we will be spending the $5000 amount in one month and support 100-120 families with it.

why we're doing it

We see long lines in front of pantries. In the summer a million people would apply per week for unemployment. COVID-19 has not only caused health crises for the people, it has also applied financial strain on everyone, especially those who are not in the upper strata of the society.

Our work has allowed us to keep our spirits up in these challenging times. The smiles and ongoing relationships with neighbors has enriched our lives. We are working on ways to involve these neighbors with us, so they can also contribute to keep the community strong.

budget

Updated Budget (10/22/20)

To provide groceries to 30 families per week for 13 weeks (400 grocery deliveries)

Chicken $2500
Milk $1850
Cheese $1200
Eggs $900
Fruit $1850
Beans $1550
Rice $1250
Vegetables $1550
Detergents/Cooking Oil etc. $1250
Bread $950
Cereal $750
Paper towels/wipes $400



  Waived Fees
PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $16,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$244
TOTAL TO RAISE = $16,244

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

Updated Budget (10/16/20)

For two months groceries to 30 families per week (240 grocery deliveries)

Chicken $1500
Milk $1200
Cheese $800
Eggs $600
Fruit $1200
Beans $1000
Rice $800
Vegetables $1000
Detergents/Cooking Oil etc. $800
Bread $600
Cereal $500



  Waived Fees
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.)
$152
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,152

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

Original Budget

Chicken $700

Milk $600

Cheese $400

Eggs $400

Fruit  $600

Beans  $600

Rice  $400

Vegetables   $400

Detergents/Cooking Oil etc.   $400

Bread  $250

Cereal $250



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $5,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$76
TOTAL TO RAISE = $5,076

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

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donors

  • Ben B.
  • Dan & Betsy Pecchia
  • Sara V.
  • Rebecca H.
  • Timothy Huggins
  • Molly T
  • Bessie Taliaferro
  • Anonymous
  • Deena S.
  • L Wax
  • Anonymous
  • Brooke
  • Ben Muschol
  • Ella F.
  • Brian Mangan
  • Anonymous
  • Lucie V.
  • Washington Heights neighbor
  • Noelle O.
  • Laura Donefer
  • Marcie T.
  • Jane E Lindberg
  • Jason Y.
  • Anonymous
  • Kate Phillips
  • Anonymous
  • mohit s.