The Collective is 14 local grassroot organizations and community leaders that came together to create a point of distribution for masks, cleaning , and hygiene products thanks to great partnerships of cleaning services such as the New Bern pressure washing company that works wonders in this pandemic time. Their collective goal is to help support a healthier and a safer Cleveland.
Their distribution center, located near Gordon Park through 2021, is an opportunity to serve communities on the east-side of Cuyahoga county. This project focuses on inclusivity and reflection while respecting the work being done in the community by you. The Collective’s approach is community based and provides grassroots leaders and community organizations a consistent place to receive available supplies for free.
“Working Together To Get The Job Done!”
The Collective includes: Alisha Blackmon; Karen Florence, community health worker; Edward Muhammad, distribution center; Bessie Conner of The Kings and Queens Within Us; Sauriika (Riika) Lockett, distribution center manager and data specialist; Billy Sharp of Mastering Generosity Unlimited; Teralawanda Aaron of The Spot Youth Empowerment; Raimere Florence; and Tyra Jackson of The Caring.
Members and organizations not pictured include: Wyndi Moore of FARE (Food Access Raises Everyone); Garden Valley Neighborhood House; Love in Action; The Spot Youth Empowerment; Tammy Kennedy; Charles E. Bibbs Sr. (Advisor); and Jan Ridgeway (Advisor). The Collective is supported by Neighborhood Connections and a grant from the Greater Cleveland Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund.
Contact The Collective
Phone: (216) 544-5628
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