Chicago Youth Mutual Aid- C.Y.M.A.
Master List of Needs
The Chicago Youth Mutual Aid, best known as CYMA, is an effort born from the collaboration of five Black and Brown grassroots led organizations in Chicago serving youth and their families: Assata's Daughters, Chicago Freedom School, Circles and Cyphers, Street Youth Rise Up and Youth Empowerment Performance Project. Even though this effort was created as a response of COVID-19, these organizations are invested in continuing this project in the long term.
Through this list you will be able to support the youth participants and their families of the organizations listed above. This list also includes some resources and needs for the organization itself.
If you can support us with any of these items, please email YEPP Director of Youth Services at Alex@WeSayYEPP.com with the subject line: CYMA Donation. In the content of the email, please provide the following:
Once we receive your email, a team member will be in contact with you to coordinate a distribution plan (i.e. picking up/dropping off supplies).
Thank you for practicing your support and care for the community.
We are deeply grateful.
High Priority - ___ Medium Priority- ___ Mild Priority - ___
APPLIANCES & FURNITURE
Desk Lamps (for studying)
Sketchbooks and Journals (any sizes)
BABY & CHILDREN SUPPLIES
Multipurpose Cleaners - e.g., Lysol Spray, Pine Sol, Comet, etc.
Trash Bags (any sizes)
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Bras (new, all kind, all sizes)
Chest Binders (all sizes)
Computers - e.g., laptops, desktops, tablets
Individual Drinks - e.g., Water, Gatorade, Powerade, etc.
Individual Snacks - e.g., Granola Bars, Crackers, Cookies, Chocolate, etc.
Grocery Gift Cards - e.g., Aldi, Jewel, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Marianos (any amount)
Food Restaurants Gift Cards - e.g., Panera, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, etc. (any amount)
Superstore Gift Cards - e.g., Walmart, Target, etc. (any amount)
Air mattresses (any size)
Standard Pillows (20” X 26”)
Bar Soap (travel and regular size)
Black Hair Care Products
Bodywash (no bar soap)
Conditioner (travel and regular size)
Deodorant (travel and regular size)
Mouthwash (travel and regular size)
Razors (all kinds)
Shampoo (travel and regular size)
Shaving Cream (travel and regular size)
Toothpaste (travel and regular size)
Folders (any color, pocket or file folders)
Sticky Notes (post-its, any color)
White Glue or Glue Sticks (any size)
Wide-Ruled & College-Ruled Notebooks
SELF CARE & WELLNESS
Essential Oils (any scents)
Incense (all kinds)
Medicines (Allergy, Cold, Fever, etc.)
Scented and Unscented Candles (any size)
Vitamins (all kinds)