In late April, we made a commitment to redistribute half of every unrestricted dollar raised through the end of June within our co-op community. We’ve convened our member co-ops and cooperative groups in our network to understand how we can support each other, and where the need for financial resources is deepest.
This week, the five cooperative projects below will receive $2,500 in mutual aid and support as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Will you donate before the month is over so we can support more of the cooperators in our network?
Birth Brown is a co-op of Black and Brown birth workers (doulas, lactation counselors, and midwives), teachers, maternal and infant health advocates, food justice advocates, and other affiliates working to create a community of supportive care for expecting women, children, and families.
Home Care Associates is a worker-owned home care service provider that offers in-home medical care, personal care, and household chores. The cooperative provides both one-time and ongoing care, as well as an intensive, skill-building training program for worker-owners and employees.
Making Worlds Bookstore is a nonprofit cooperative bookstore and social center for abolition, autonomy, ecological self-determination, and affirmation of worlds imagined and made by Black, Brown, and Indigenous traditions of liberation.
Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment.
Urban Creators is a grassroots platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010, they have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience, self-determination, and equity in our communities.
Our priority is and continues to be to redistribute resources to groups that are led by people of color; in need of immediate resources to support their people; and/or expressing that $2,500 would enable them to make a meaningful pivot and operate safely in the pandemic.
We know there is more need out there. Will you pitch in today to support PACA’s mutual aid work?