Many organizations are asking for donations and help in clean-up efforts after windows were smashed and stores were looted across the Chicago area this weekend. Here are some ways you can help:
- Seeking monetary donations to fund community response efforts and purchase supplies at the direction of our community partners.
- Requesting monetary donations for neighborhood clean-up efforts.
My Block, My Hood, My City
- Seeking monetary donations to Small Business Relief Fund to assist business owners in rebuilding.
- Seeking volunteers to assist with graffiti removal, glass replacement or general construction.
Chicago Peace Fellows
- Leaders from dozens of small and medium nonprofit organizations formed the Chicago Peace Fellows. This community collaborative is raising money to fund peace initiatives by selling Peace Flowers.
- You can support the Peace Flowers initiative by signing up for a monthly Peace Flower delivery on the organization's website. You’ll receive a beautiful, locally grown bouquet every month from July through October. Enter the donation code PEACEFLOWERS at checkout.
Black People Eats
- The Black-Owned Restaurant Relief Fund was founded by Jeremy Joyce from Black People Eats. The fund goes towards rebuilding and repairing black-owned restaurants in the Chicago area.
40th Ward Community Clean Up
- Saturday, June 6 starting at 11 a.m.
- Individuals, families and organizations are invited to join.
- The clean up is set to start at Lawndale Plaza between Kedzie and Homan.
- Organizers are asking volunteers to bring their own cleaning supplies.
West Side Clean Up
- Saturday, June 6 starting at 10:45 a.m.
- Starting at Alpha and Omega Church, 4201 W. Jackson Blvd. in Garfield Park.
South Side Clean Up
- Saturday, June 6 starting at noon.
- Starting at St. Paul's Church, 5411 S. Ashland Avenue.