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North Brooklyn Mutual Aid

We connect individuals in North Brooklyn affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to organizations and volunteers in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg areas


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News from North Brooklyn Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

NBkMA Funds Transfer

The harm reduction work formerly under the umbrella of NBk Essentials is now called the Brooklyn Harm Reduction Outreach Cooperative (BKHROC), and is organizing outside of—but in solidarity with—North Brooklyn Mutual Aid. The group...
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Published on January 17, 2023 by Eleanor

Supporting North Brooklyn

Hi everyone! This effort grew out of the North Brooklyn Mutual Aid initiative to help fundraise for individuals and families in need of assistance in our community. These funds will go towards providing hot meals, groceries, and supplies...
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Published on April 14, 2020 by Caitlin Kawaguchi


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As we enter our second year, we are fundraising to ensure NBK Mutual Aid initiatives can continue to support our community for the long-haul. Susta... Read more

$958.40 USD of $2,000 USD / month raised (48%)

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Community Compost

Support North Brooklyn Community Compost; $50 covers composting costs for 50 individuals.

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McCarren Demo Garden

Donate here to support the McCarren Demo Garden's ongoing work and educational programming!

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Care Kits

Help purchase toiletries for hygiene kits to support our unhoused neighbors.

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Groceries and Supplies for Families

$50 provides groceries for an individual for a week; $100 provides a family with groceries and supplies for a week.

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$11,792 USD

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Care Kits

$9,508 USD


Send Relief Aid to Texas

$7,358 USD


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Contribution #661833
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Reimbursement #142208
Today’s balance

$39,287.55 USD

Total raised

$263,899.14 USD

Total disbursed

$224,611.59 USD

Estimated annual budget

$63,893.56 USD


North Brooklyn Mutual Aid is a community group of neighbors helping neighbors and building a more sustainable, equitable community.
To date, we have coordinated hundreds of neighbors to deliver over 10,000 meals to families in need, delivered over 12,000 masks in partnership with Face Mask Aid, and maintain an up-to-date online directory of local aid information, essential businesses and services. 
We also support a number of community initiatives, including:
  • North Brooklyn Compost Project: We’ve processed nearly 40,000 pounds of compost, and continue to collect composting on Sundays! (For more, follow @nbkcompost + @bkscrapshuttle)
  • Greenpoint Community Fridge and Cooper Park Fridge: Maintained entirely by volunteers, the Fridges have food for anyone who needs it — helping fight food insecurity and eliminate food waste in our community. (For more, follow @nbkfridges)
  • Hygiene Kits: 500 kits a month are distributed to support our unhoused neighbors — every kit includes items like hand sanitizer, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, a mask, and more, along with a handwritten encouraging note. (For more, follow @hygienekitsnbk)
  • NBK Stewards: Help keep our parks clean! The stewards are leading park and open space cleanups in the neighborhood. (For more, follow @nbkstewards

And many more! To learn more about our community initiatives, check out our newsletter.
Other ways to connect and support:
Want to volunteer? Sign up here.
In need of assistance? Fill out our form here.
Stay connected online:
Greenpoint Strong Slack Group (Williamsburg residents welcome too!)
Additional Resources:
Contact: or 646-389-6016

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