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Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid

We are a group of Bronzeville and Kenwood neighbors using mutual aid and exchange principles to build stronger communities in Chicago and beyond.

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Baby Supplies

For families with babies who need diapers, formula, wipes, clothing etc.

$204 USD of $500 USD / month raised (41%)

Starts at$5 USD / month

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Utilities

Please support our neighbors who are facing high utility bills and possible service suspensions or termination.

$55 USD of $500 USD / month raised (11%)

Starts at$20 USD / month

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Support BKMA initiatives to support our community!

$140 USD of $500 USD / month raised (28%)

$25 USD / month

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid.

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To support the Space Share Lab, a space where healers, artists, activists, teachers, dreamers, et...

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Project Fierce Chicago

$54,900 USD since Dec 2021

2
Margot Pritzker

$20,000 USD since Jan 2021

3
Incognito

$11,000 USD since Feb 2021

4
Brian Lampert

$1,950 USD since Sep 2020

5
Douglas Bistrow

$1,840 USD since Dec 2020

6
Zoe Fox

$1,800 USD since Mar 2021

7
Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid

$1,500 USD since Jun 2020

8
Robin Golden

$1,200 USD since Jan 2021

9
Sophie Bauerschmidt Sweeney

$1,130 USD since Nov 2020

10
Incognito

$1,050 USD since Jan 2022

11
Lauren Dixon

$1,000 USD since Dec 2020

12
Maureen Sweeney

$1,000 USD since Dec 2020

13
Emily Rapport

$1,000 USD since Dec 2021

14
Abundant Chi

$912 USD since Jul 2021

15
Brenna O'Brien

$900 USD since Mar 2021

Organizations

1
Chicago Beyond

$41,000 USD since Aug 2021

2
Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid

$2,300 USD since Aug 2020

3
Wells House - Qumbya Cooperative

$900 USD since Jul 2020

4
Code Blue Solutions Fund

$500 USD since Jun 2021

Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 250

Thank you for supporting Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid.

Bronzeville K...

Admin

$1,500 USD

Sophie Bauers...

Core Contributor

$1,130 USD

Cosmos Ray

Admin
Love, liberation and joy for all people in all ...

DFL

Core Contributor

Project Fierc...

$54,900 USD

Chicago Beyond

$41,000 USD

Margot Pritzker

$20,000 USD

Incognito

$11,000 USD

Bronzeville K...

$2,300 USD

From Meredith at Logan Square MA! Solidarity no...

Brian Lampert

Baby Supplies

$1,950 USD

Douglas Bistrow

$1,840 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

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+$50.00USD
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+$25.00USD
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Credit from Incognito to Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid

+$25.00USD
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Today’s balance

$44,922.07 USD

Total raised

$165,395.59 USD

Total disbursed

$120,473.52 USD

Estimated annual budget

$117,342.04 USD

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News from Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

New Car

Beautiful People, Thanks to your contributions we were able to help one of our neighbors buy a car!!!!! This is a amazing as it gives them more agency to do what the need and want to do with their family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!...
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Published on April 6, 2021 by Cosmos Ray

About


Bronzeville/Kenwood Mutual Aid (BKMA) is a grassroots group of neighbors, friends, and families who use mutual aid and exchange principles to address, heal and acknowledge our communities’ strengths, gifts, and needs.  BKMA is based in the Bronzeville and Kenwood neighborhoods of Chicago. We formed as a community mutual aid spoke in the greater Chicago Mutual Aid wheel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 have not only hit our communities as a public health crisis, but also as a socioeconomic crisis. We work in our communities to identify our allies and embolden community coalitions and initiatives. This includes everything from working on issues of food justice and resilience, to providing supplies for new mothers, personal protective equipment (PPE), assistance with transportation and translation services to assisting people who need help with filling out applications. As a grassroots organization, we are 100% self-funded and volunteer-based. 100% of all donations made to BKMA will be used to directly further our community initiatives and mutual aid practices. 

Our team

Sophie Bauers...

Core Contributor

Cosmos Ray

Admin
Love, liberation and joy for all people in all ...

DFL

Core Contributor