Every Saturday in the summer time we offer toy drives, back-to-school giveaways, free breakfast and things community members need. Everyday people are getting together to meet each other’s needs, while building community and addressing political issues.
1) Addresses both the basic survival needs while building underscoring of the systemic nature of economic inequity.
2) Operates as a tool for mobilization towards building solidarity around movements for systemic, social & political transformation.
3) Rooted in direct participation and collective action.
These three aspects differentiate mutual aid from traditional notions of charity. We see charity as a form of giving that does not challenge, and often re-enforces economic inequality in our society.