#ShareMyCheck Santa Fe
Thank you so much for sharing your check to help people in our community who do not have access to the federal stimulus. You are invited to share all or a portion of your stimulus funds, and know that our community is grateful for your act of generosity. Below we have included information about how to securely transfer funds, an explanation about Santa Fe Mutual Aid, and some information about how this program works.
Your donation is being received by the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe, which is a registered 501c-3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution, to the extent of the law. Earth Care is the fiscal agent of the SF Mutual Aid Network, and is supporting this initiative by offering fiscal sponsorship for this project.
#ShareMyCheck By Mail:
If you are donating by mail, send a check, payable to Earth Care with the Memo #Sharemycheck:
6600 Valentine Way, Building A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
#ShareMyCheck Via Paypal:
This Paypal has been setup specifically for the #Sharemycheck project.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR THIS GENEROUS ACT OF SOLIDARITY!!!
#SHAREMYCHECK SANTA FE LOGISTICS
People who have received (or will be receiving) a stimulus check pledge to share all or part of the funds with #ShareMyCheck Santa Fe. These funds are separate from the SF Mutual Aid fund, which is a general fund covering the cost of food, medical, and bill assistance for members in need. The #sharemycheck fund will be distributed to those who won’t be receiving a stimulus check, primarily undocumented people in our community, regardless of specific need.
Funds are securely transferred by paypal or check to the Interfaith Leadership Alliance in Santa Fe, a 501(c)(3) organization which will acknowledge the receipt for donors’ tax purposes.
The collaborating organizations Earth Care/YUCCA/Poder Familiar, Red Nation, DSA-SF, SF Dreamers Project, Communities in Schools, Interfaith Leadership Alliance, Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice, and Fathers New Mexico are in constant contact with community members who qualify for assistance through this program. Each organization will ascertain eligibility for people they work with and will refer eligible individuals and families to the fund. A committee of leaders from our organizations, with membership in the impacted community, are reviewing cases and making determinations for eligibility based on needs assessments.
The committee has determined that individuals referred to the program will receive $500 and families will receive up to $1500 depending on size. This may change depending on the amount of funds donated.
We will move forward with this project on a rolling basis, as we receive funds and are able to distribute them to those who qualify. Please help us spread the word by sharing the Pledge Form with all of your contacts.
SANTA FE MUTUAL AID
The mutual aid network is a community network of friends, families, and neighbors working to support one another and meet each other's basic survival needs during this critical time. It is a system of community to community support and organization based on resource sharing, information dissemination, and resilience-building. The Santa Fe Mutual Aid Network is a grassroots-led effort with organizing and coordination support from Earth Care YUCCA/Poder Familiar, Red Nation, the Democratic Socialists of America - Santa Fe, and Fathers New Mexico.
We are practicing deep organizing and building neighbor to neighbor relationships. We welcome you to join our community of support. There’s a simple sign up form listed below . This form is for offering support to others, as well as for reaching out for support. Whether you have skills, time, or financial support to offer, or you need a helping hand, the network is available as a nexus for aid.
The Aid Network has several working groups, including a mask-making brigade which is currently working on making 1,000 masks for Santa Clara Pueblo; a neighborhood organizing network, where you can help distribute a resource directory and information about how to get support from the network to your neighbors who might not be online; and a work project team which is volunteering at local food pantries, building neighborhood pantries; and there are many people working behind the scenes on organizing and logistics.
532 folks have joined the network in the last four weeks and are actively sharing resources.
A team of 21 members have completed 680 intake interviews and wellness checks
194 families throughout the region (including San Miguel and Rio Arriba Counties) are receiving food assistance, help picking up medication, bill assistance, and connections to other resources.
A total of 67 weekly grocery runs are being completed for community members who are homebound.
More than 2,500 prepared meals have been distributed to seniors and Emergency Room/COVID-19 staff.
More than 1200 masks have been made and are being distributed to essential workers, healthcare providers, food runners, and neighboring Pueblo communities.
Neighbors have contributed $32,000 to the SF Mutual Aid fund 100% of which is being used to cover grocery runs, medical, bills, gas, and other essentials for fellow network members in need.
61 households have received financial assistance for a total of $12,800 to date.