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Common Good Cooperatives: Help Us Grow!

Support Common Good Cooperatives, Boston's First Co-op for Women, as we continue to develop a safe space Co-op for women.

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Project Description

In a time where challenges to mental and physical health touch the lives of so many, The Common Good Cooperative’s mission is to provide safe space centering and whole body wellness as a resource to the women in our community who are disproportionately impacted by recent societal and environmental violence.

The Common Good Cooperative was founded in Boston, MA by African American women who sought cooperative models and solidarity agreements to self-actualize community stabilization. Women nationally and globally face a disproportionate burden of health disparities, experiences with structural violence, and few opportunities for economic mobility--the mothers and women who founded Common Good Cooperatives sought to disrupt this cycle in Boston by providing community spaces for social and economic growth and healing. 

With little resources, but a lot of determination, Common Good Cooperatives founded its initial project of Boston's first Urban Farm Co-op for Women of Color in 2019. Serving families, older persons, and individuals across the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston nutrient dense, organic, fresh food--we provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares by donation and for purchase depending on level of need. Our farm offers a space for healing, learning, and rest for our community. We started with an empty lot and are continuing to grow! 

Common Good Cooperatives is seeking seed funding to support us in organizational growth and capacity building for our administrative and operating costs. Our organization continues to grow exponentially along with need (which has increased due to COVID-19) and we are asking for financial support in capacity building for our community. As an organization founded by, operated by, and that primarily serves women, we recognize the importance of seed funding and setting a path for sustainability as we continue to reach the goals of our mission for women and their families. This funding will contribute to greater environmental sustainability and reciprocity in our organization, while moving our Farm on a path towards becoming a carbon neutral, zero-waste urban farm co-op by 2022.

Our team consists of our organization founder, Kafi Dixon, several academic and community organizer consultants (including professors, students, and alumni from Tufts University and Harvard University), as well as our amazing community members that offer administrative and operational support in the urban farm cooperative space. 

Common Good Cooperative is also a Massachusetts B Corporation completing the process of B-Corp Certification in long-term accountability to our mission, members, stakeholders, donors, and community.

Thank you so much for your support!! We recognize the deep need for spaces like ours and resources for our community and we are grateful for your contribution to our space. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is Common Good Cooperatives located?

Our urban farm and healing cottage are located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts and is the first urban farm co-op and healing space for Black women in the City! Check out our website to learn more!

Who does Common Good Cooperatives serve? 

Our primary mission is to serve under-resourced Black and POC community members with access to fresh food and healing spaces to build community through cooperative efforts. However, we do offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for purchase during growing season and will have other offerings for our allies in the near future! Check out our website to stay informed. 

How will my donation be used? 

Common Good Cooperatives is growing! Your donation will be used in order to help us expand our organizational capacity and move toward hiring some of our staff members full-time. Additionally, we will use it for equipment and programming to support our urban farm, women who embody it healing space. 

Where can I learn more about the Rewards and Membership? 

Visit our website! 

Also, please visit our work social impact work in our up & coming documentary a https://www.areckoninginboston.com

Thank you! 

Jeanyna Garcia
09/12/2021
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George W Myers
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08/30/2021
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
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25.00 USD
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Non-voting Membership to the Common Good Cooperatives (receive exclusive updates and onsite discounts as a member!) 

18 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a Friend!

Non-voting Membership to the Common Good Cooperatives and Donation Membership (this includes exclusive updates an onsite discounts, as well as sponsoring a paid membership for a community member). 

22 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund 2 Friends!

Non-voting Membership, plus 2 Donation Memberships to community members.

9 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a small CSA Share Box!

Non-voting Membership, plus 1 sponsored, small CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a small family in our community with 1-3 household members). 

21 Supporters
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175.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a medium CSA Share Box

Non-voting Membership, plus 1 sponsored, medium CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a medium family in our community with 3-5 household members). 

6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Join Us and Fund a Large CSA Share Box!

2 Non-voting Memberships (if you’d like to donate one, please let us know!) and sponsored, large CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a large family in our community with 5-7+ household members)

5 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Donate 1 Medium & 1 Large CSA Share Box

1 Medium Donation CSA Share Box, 1 Large Donation CSA Share Box. Non-voting Membership is included with this donation! 

0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Donate 2 Large CSA Share Boxes!

2 Large Donation CSA Share Boxes.  2 Non-voting Memberships are included with this donation!

1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Platinum Donation Package!

3 Large Donation CSA Share Boxes, Non-Voting Membership and 3 Donation Memberships, Access to Early-Bird Onsite Discounts

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Join Us!

Non-voting Membership to the Common Good Cooperatives (receive exclusive updates and onsite discounts as a member!) 

18 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a Friend!

Non-voting Membership to the Common Good Cooperatives and Donation Membership (this includes exclusive updates an onsite discounts, as well as sponsoring a paid membership for a community member). 

22 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund 2 Friends!

Non-voting Membership, plus 2 Donation Memberships to community members.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a small CSA Share Box!

Non-voting Membership, plus 1 sponsored, small CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a small family in our community with 1-3 household members). 

21 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Join Us--and Fund a medium CSA Share Box

Non-voting Membership, plus 1 sponsored, medium CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a medium family in our community with 3-5 household members). 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Join Us and Fund a Large CSA Share Box!

2 Non-voting Memberships (if you’d like to donate one, please let us know!) and sponsored, large CSA Share Box (this donation box will go to a large family in our community with 5-7+ household members)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Donate 1 Medium & 1 Large CSA Share Box

1 Medium Donation CSA Share Box, 1 Large Donation CSA Share Box. Non-voting Membership is included with this donation! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Donate 2 Large CSA Share Boxes!

2 Large Donation CSA Share Boxes.  2 Non-voting Memberships are included with this donation!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Platinum Donation Package!

3 Large Donation CSA Share Boxes, Non-Voting Membership and 3 Donation Memberships, Access to Early-Bird Onsite Discounts

1 Supporter
Select this reward