We will be gathering and distributing tools and products that support school age children’s hygiene, physical development, and literacy development.
The Hygiene, Health, and Happiness Drive.
Covid-19 has had immediate and continuing impacts on poor and unhoused folks. We will be gathering and distributing tools and products that support school age children’s hygiene, physical development, and literacy development. By investing time, care, and material wealth in our youth, we are supporting the long term health of our community. We hope to support the often unseen labor of childcare and send a message that there is a community that we can depend on.
Why are we doing this?
1) To support the short and long term health and wellness of our communities by reducing the negative financial and health related (parental stress, developmental wellness) impacts of the pandemic on youth and families.
2) To cultivate community around acts of mutual aid and create support networks within Los Angeles's neighborhoods.
3) Engage new community members from like minded groups and parents of the working class in political education included in drive items. And overall, to build DSA’s multiracial working class movement.
This drive is a collaboration between the Child Watch subcommittee of Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles and the Mutual Aid LA Community Fridges.
Distribution of these kits will take place through the Los Angeles Community Fridge network. LA Community Fridges are a group of decentralized fridges that act as depots for free food, clothes and other nonfood donations. They thrive because of the efforts of a strong community supporting each one by sourcing donations, dropping off food and supplies, and keeping the area safe and clean. There are over 15 fridges all throughout greater Los Angeles.
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