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Community funds pool

Lets leverage our tight social circles to support friends who may struggle to ask for funds.

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A small hobby community I am a part of is pooling funds to support members (friends) who are a few paychecks away from not being able to take care of their basic needs. We are a group of artists, social workers, nonprofit staff, grocery employees, designers, technologists, scientists, united by practicing a particular kind of dance. Those who are able, are giving. Those who need support withdraw anonymously, no questions asked.

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

We often circle up to cypher freestyle dance. Now we are creating a circle to freely take care of one another.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Text messages, Zoom

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

What medical community is learning about contagion, care, and statistics in real-time.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Informal economy workers. Most on my mind are the street vendors and performers in Peru, as I have family there. Flyers would help, illustrations.

What is your current profession?


In what city are you located?

San Francisco

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Photo of Cindy Thorngren

That's great. What app did you use to transfer the money to those in need?