FAQ

What is KWT Mutual Aid?

Our motto is “If you need something ask. If you can give something, give.”

We stand for solidarity, not charity!

Launched on March 19th, 2020, KWT Mutual Aid is a grassroots volunteer organization created by neighbors for neighbors, with the objective of helping our community cope with the physical, mental, emotional, and economic hardships created by the COVID-19 crisis.

The idea is simple: we show solidarity through our actions and pool resources and support each others' needs.

Our neighborhoods include immigrant communities that are often denied financial support from the city, state, and federal government, neighbors who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and those living in vulnerable situations.

We partner with local groups, organizations, and neighbors to meet community needs, from assisting in maintaining food resources like the KWT Fridge and Purple Pantries, to prescription pick-ups, well-being phone check-ins, translation, support and guidance accessing government benefits, and providing emergency funds.

For more information, read About Us.

Which neighborhoods does KWTMA serve?

Kensington, Windsor Terrace and the surrounding areas.

Who can help?

Anyone can offer help, even for a couple of hours per day or per week!

How do you get involved?

There are a few options for places to start when getting involved!

You can...

Current Working Group topics include:

Vaccines, Person-person_assistance, Neighbor Coordination, Communications, and more!

Email info@kwtmutualaid.com for more info!


** Important Announcement **

As of Monday, February 1st, we paused accepting new grocery requests while we worked through a backlog and began to shift the way we operate to better reflect a mutual aid model and not one of charityIn the meantime, check out our other projects and initiatives like the KWT Fridge and new Tiny Purple Pantry on E 4th across from the Community Garden!

Join us as we work to strengthen our community and support one another!

We use Slack to communicate, exchange information, post and fulfill neighbors’ requests. If you’re not familiar with Slack, read this helpful Slack 101 Tutorial or watch this video. Once on Slack, you can join as many channels you’d like, and choose where you can help out. We can also work through email based on one's access needs!

We don’t assign tasks to anyone, it is up to you to choose where you can help out. If you have ideas, skills, or contacts, feel free to share! And if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!

If you'd like to know about our working groups, click here.