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Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

Organzing our neighbors and pooling our resources to create a better community for everyone.

About



Welcome to MAMAS!
Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS) began to organize on March 12, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its anticipated impact on our communities. Mutual aid is about showing up in our communities and pooling our resources to make sure everyone has what they need. We honor a long history of mutual aid by remembering that we are not alone and showing up for each other.  

Needing things is not a personal failure - we are living in a profoundly unequal society without safety nets. This is not our fault but we believe in taking collective responsibility for getting everyone through times of crisis.  Mutual aid is the foundation on which we will build the radical change we need in this world.

Learn more about MAMAS with our Mutual Aid 101 political education presentation.

READ OUR VISION

We build strong relationships to create just conceptions of money and the economy in Somerville and Medford. We create an environment though trust building and financial redistribution to imagine how money is distributed. We bring community members together to hold this space. Want to learn more? Check out our Principles of Giving.

Though we have transitioned our contributions and reimbursements to Open Collective, please still do submit requests for support through our Needs Request Form. Thank you!

Check out our transparent finances at the bottom of this page. We have been redistributing money to our community through Open Collective since April 1st, 2022. For prior money transparency, check out this awesome spreadsheet! 

Our team

Rachel

Admin

Skylar

Admin

Claire

Admin

Josh G

Admin

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Financial Contributions

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Backer

Become a backer for $5.00 per month and support us

Starts at$5 USD / month

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Sponsor

Become a sponsor for $100.00 per month and support us

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Donation
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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville.

Project
Get to know the MAMAS community and raise funds for neighbors!

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Project
Group shopping and grocery card delivery events organized monthly

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Project
Neighbors receive regular grocery or grocery cards deliveries from their pairs

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Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville is all of us

Our contributors 140

Thank you for supporting Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville.

Rachel

Admin

$600 USD

Skylar

Admin

$270 USD

Andrew Murano

Admin

$5 USD

Claire

Admin

Josh G

Admin

Incognito

$2,500 USD

Jerry Marty

sponsor

$1,500 USD

Clara S.

$1,316 USD

Sol Idarity

$1,300 USD

Guest

$1,200 USD

Kisszzo Wedding

sponsor

$1,160 USD

Eva Petzinger

$1,000 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Mutual Aid Medford and ...

Credit from Matt Lavallee to Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

+$10.00USD
Completed
Contribution #548029

by Faye Zhang

-$66.69 USD
Approved
Receipt #90690
grocery pairs
Financial contribution to Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

Credit from Michael Saminsky to Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

+$50.00USD
Completed
Contribution #564828
$
Today’s balance

$6,201.08 USD

Total raised

$30,214.88 USD

Total disbursed

$24,013.80 USD

Estimated annual budget

$87,513.17 USD

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News from Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville

Updates on our activities and progress.

MAMAorial Day Walk - Rain Date!

Hi MAMAS community! Just a heads up that our MAMAorial Day walk around the Mystic River is postponed to our rain date, Sunday, 5/29. Same time, same place at the Condon Shell from 10am-12pm! The weather looks beautiful, we...
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Published on May 27, 2022 by Skylar

MAMAS Cash Assistance Initiative

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville will use a cash assistance program to provide financial support to members of our community. MAMAS strives to build strong relationships and create just conceptions of money and economy in Somerville and Me...
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Published on April 26, 2022 by Skylar