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Suspended South Side allows anyone to claim items at Community Grounds that have been paid ahead by someone else. Times have been very hard for everyone, and more people are requesting suspensions than ever before. We never turn someone away, and your support helps keep this movement sustainable. If you would like to support the suspended movement, the absolute best way is to become a monthly patron of our Patreon. Send a little love each month, and we will thank you in kind.www.patreon.com/communitygrounds
You can also support by:
*Telling the barista you'd like to add to the Suspended South Side funds.
*Using the Odeko app, visit the "suspend" category of the menu, choose, and check out.
If you use any of these below, please mention in the notes that it's for suspensions!
*PayPal | firstname.lastname@example.org
*Venmo | mycommunitygrounds
*Zelle | 6144957608
*Cash App | joelcosmejr
Jacques Angelino, a former special needs educator and nurse, has worked to serve people by hand delivering food and books to those who cannot access it otherwise, for more than 20 years. He operates on simple principles: EVERY person deserves dignity, food to eat and the right to literacy. Donations for Feed & Read Ohio are accepted on the shelf just inside the entrance at Community Grounds, and can also be given to your barista. Urgent needs include shelf stable foods like beans/rice/peanut butter, infant/adult diapers, pet food, and books for children of all ages. You may also support directly at https://donorbox.org/feed-read-ohio-donations if you'd prefer!
BQIC is a grassroots community organization in Central Ohio that works toward the liberation of Black LGBTQIA+ people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on issues, and creating spaces to uplift voices. Monthly Free Resource Fridays are from 5pm-7pm at Community Grounds the last Friday of every month. Donations for BQIC can be given to the barista, or you can donate directly by visiting https://bqic.net/donate/. We're currently collecting monetary donations, and socks! For details on additional current needs, please visit BQIC.
The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, located right here on the South Side, is devoted to preserving and restoring balance in the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families living in and around Ohio through culture, wellness, community, and education. We work to hold our community more accountable to the needs of Indigenous Peoples by cultivating our friendship and commitment to NAICCO. We invite you to do your part as well. Support their ongoing efforts to purchase land by supporting the Bigger & Better NAICCO Campaign. You can do so directly (naicco.com/donate) or at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House, by supporting the NAICCO Cuisine food truck (naicco.com/naicco-cuisine) or by visiting the NAICCO offerings at Catherine Street Mercantile. All proceeds from the sale of NAICCO offerings at CSM go directly to the Bigger & Better NAICCO Campaign.
Guardians of Heart is a radically inclusive nonprofit character organization, whose volunteers become magical, wonderful characters to bring joy to children and families. They offer high quality, highly-trained character volunteers who know to keep accessibility, inclusivity, and fun in mind while interacting. Guardians of Heart was built with the value of deep compassion in mind. When they say “Every child deserves the chance to meet their hero,” they truly mean every child and every person— children and people of color, with disabilities, and in the LGBTQ+ community can all see themselves represented in their group. You may support them directly at guardiansofheart.org/donate or by making a donation at the shop. Guardians of Heart visit the shop on the final Saturday of each month from 11:00am-1:00pm
Founded by wonder woman Jurgita Fumo, the mission of Celebrating One is to seek out those whose sorrows and successes may have been overlooked, to ensure they feel seen, appreciated, and loved. Individuals of all walks of life are motivated to keep moving forward by the Celebrating One team, so they know they are not alone. Celebrating One celebrates and encourages, and they do so with gestures large and small. Current programs include their Send a Card program, High School Graduation Program, and Keep Moving Forward Program. Monetary donations can be made at tinyurl.com/celebratingone and you may also donate physical items at the shop. Current needs are: celebratingone.org/in-kind