Wednesday, June 3 - Black Lives Matter

Need help?

Sunnyside & Woodside Mutual Aid is bringing together our neighbors to support each other. Our network has collected resources to help those struggling and is striving for broader community action.

For everything from food assistance to legal advice, click here.

For an overview of gathered resources, click here.

We stand in solidarity with our black neighbors and people of color everywhere in demanding an end to police brutality and long-term solutions to the scourge of systemic racism and inequality.

If you yourself plan to protest, Amnesty International, a global movement advocating for human rights for all people, has provided a toolkit for how to do so safely.

If you do not feel comfortable protesting but would like to support calls for justice, consider signing the George Floyd petition or write to your local representative urging them to reform the state of the police. (To learn more about popular calls to defund the police, read here.)

Lastly, there are many worthy causes to donate to. The Liberty Fund is dedicated to reducing the number of New Yorkers subjected to unnecessary pretrial detention while simultaneously providing much needed social services to this population. Find out more about the fund or consider donating here.

Free Food Pantry Saturdays

For food assistance, find us on Saturdays from 1 pm - 4 pm. We will have stations set up at 46th Street-Bliss @ 7 train station; 61st St-Woodside @ 7 train station; and by Woodside Houses @ Broadway & 49th.

No matter your situation - you can get nutritious food!


Get Involved

Mutual aid is about fostering reciprocal support and greater connection within our communities. Sunnyside & Woodside Mutual Aid empowers individuals in our neighborhoods to actively contribute and take care of each other.

Interested in joining the Sunnyside & Woodside Mutual Aid? Get more information here. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or help us spread the word the old-fashioned way!

Live elsewhere? Find out about other nearby mutual aid and community support networks here.

Complete the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now! Everyone living is the US is counted and all are able to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. And remember, when you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics, determining where to build roads, hospitals, schools, and so much more!

To complete your census online today, click here. Or call, 1-844-330-2020.


Vote By Mail in the Primary Elections on June 23

Do you want to vote in the primary election but are concerned about the spread of COVID-19? Vote absentee and remember the last day to postmark is June 16, 2020! Here is how to get your ballot to vote absentee:

  1. Request Your Application: Visit vote.nyc/page/absentee-voting to download the application, call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692), or complete the application online at nycabsentee.com. Absentee ballot applications are also mailed by New York City Board of Elections to all registered voters, but by requesting a ballot you can ensure its timely delivery.

  2. Complete Your Application: Print and fill out the application at home, or complete online. On the application, you may check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason you are requesting an absentee ballot, if you are requesting a ballot because of the potential of contracting COVID-19. Please make sure to sign and date the application.

  3. Send Your Application: Send the completed form via email to AbsenteeJune2020@boe.nyc. You can also mail your form to the Queens County Board of Elections at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375.

“Rainy day volunteers excited to help give out donated food.” (Photo shared by Bella)