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Get Involved

​Mutual aid is mutual.* Everyone has different needs and different abilities at different times - and in different forms! We are an all-volunteer, grassroots group operating in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The only way we can meet the needs of our community is if we all step up to meet the demand for support.


Some of the needs LSMA works to meet include: picking up, sorting, and delivering food; collecting and redistributing money; and fighting for tenants' rights.

*For a great read on mutual aid, check out Big Door Brigade's excellent article.

If you want to donate to contribute to our work

You can donate directly to LSMA through the "Donate Now" button above.

You can donate food, baby supplies, household supplies, and other goods directly by emailing us at

If you want to get involved with our work

Please send us an email at with your name and contact information and we'll get in touch!

If you need assistance

If you need assistance, there are three options for getting in touch with the community.


If you want to make a purchase yourself and get reimbursed:

You can submit a reimbursement request on Open Collective (OC).The following information will be required for submission:

  • Bank account or PayPal account

  • Expense information

  • Photo of the receipt for the purchase

At this time, we can reimburse up to $100 per person per month. If your expense is more than that, we will adjust it down to $100 before approving it.

If you can't use OpenCollective, or need cash assistance:

Email us: If your need isn’t financial, or you can’t use the Open Collective functionality, please email for additional help.

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