Mutual Aid and Community Solidarity – Offers
❗️29 May: Before making a listing, take time to check if you could offer support directly to people who have made listings for needs on the sheet, especially if they are for funds and tech items. If you do, help keep everyone informed by leaving a note on their listing. Understand that some who may not have time to check the sheet would not be actively contacting you. If you are contacted by someone about your offer, make sure to verify their ask (read more below and on the sheet's introduction). If they do not have a listing, we do not recommend proceeding further, but this is your decision to make.❗️
❗️27 May: If you are making a listing offering only tutoring support, please consider also looking at the dedicated platforms linked on the "Reads + Links" tab.❗️
Hello! This form is paired to the wares mutual aid coordination spreadsheet coordination spreadsheet, if you didn't come through there, check it out first to see other listings from people who need support or have offered support, plus an orientation guide, and some links to resources and other initiatives we've compiled, as well as an introduction to mutual aid:
wares is not an organisation and does not hold or disburse any money in this project. Mutual aid is a decentralised, distributed process and relies on what individuals or collectives can offer and gather. It is valuing solidarity over charity, not waiting for just those who are rich and powerful to act. It means: we can help each other, and we're all we've got. So this is for telling others what you can share and helping one another out, which will take time.
If you're looking to share support or to grow circles, you might use this for yourself or on behalf of the people you've found. If you're part of an existing group or organisation in a position to give, maybe use it to illuminate surpluses. Maybe you have personal transportation, or a kitchen, or access to a tool shop, use it to aid those in isolation. If you're a boss or landlord, don't use this unless it's to really give away what you have.
These forms and sheet are only in English for now. We urge people to get organised into affinity groups with those who have accessibility needs or require labour and assistance in following up with listings. In the spirit of solidarity, people's needs and asks are valid and should not be questioned or dismissed.
Here is the companion form if you have support needs too:
❗️IMPORTANT NOTES FOR SAFETY❗️
Your responses here are listed automatically on the coordination sheet, which is an open document that anyone can view. This is to help ease linking up those who are asking with those who can offer support, while preventing abuse on the sheet itself. As such, please ONLY SHARE INFORMATION YOU WANT TO MAKE PUBLIC. Use an alias or proxy if you have to, as long as it is possible to contact you.
Everyone using this form should take steps to ensure your safety in contacting and meeting strangers, as well as in making funds transfers. Check that who you are communicating with is an actual person: share instagram accounts, voice chat, find out about mutual relationships... decide and make known what you're comfortable with.
🔶 If you experience harassment or scamming from someone using this, let us know. 🔶
We'd like to remind everyone to be careful to not reproduce systemic violences on a personal level, be they in race, gender, ability, orientation, class, or otherwise, and to trust that people know what they need.
As a loose assembly of folks our own capacity is limited, but if you'd like us to act as a proxy (for example, without revealing your contact), enter our email as contact when submitting this form, and then drop us a message:
(use the subject line "mutual aid offers proxy" and tell us your name within)
We will and try our best to send your contact to those who ask for support as quickly as possible, but understand that this will make things slower and may reduce response.
Offers of support with a set quantity can be marked as fulfilled, and will be cleared. Other offers will remain indefinitely. When you submit the form, please save the edit link provided so you can make changes according to your circumstances. You could also email us about removal.
- Roundup updates will be broadcast from this Telegram channel, join the chat too for coordinating with others:
- And here's the coordination spreadsheet again (please help share it!):
wares infoshop library
Singapore, Malay Peninsula
30 March 2020
(Last updated 30 May 2020)
Name or alias
These offers are...
Personal / from or with folks around me
On behalf of an organisation / charity / non-profit
Name or description of organisation
If you picked the second option above.
What kind of support are you able to share? You can add details in the next question. Space could for example be giving shelter or somewhere to do work or distribute supplies, and labour or services may include talking with someone or sharing childcare or laundry. You may also have skills to share or teach, access to a 3D printer, or experience that would help organising around resisting rent or debt. Directly reciprocal and mutually beneficial exchange of resources should be prioritised.
Labour / service
What kind, and how much?
Based on the above, let people know how much money, or what sort of food or supplies, etc. you can share. If there are multiple things you can give, do elaborate so people could get a better idea of what's available. Be as specific as possible. Multiple people may be getting in touch with you, and note that they may want to verify parts of what you say.
Use this if what you're sharing is time sensitive or perishable.
Area in Singapore
What is the general area or neighbourhood you're in? For example, Bukit Batok West. Please do not give your street address. This will let people know if they are local to you if you're offering something material, and could help you identify and form a neighbourhood pod.
Email, social media handle, telegram handle, phone number (at your discretion) or otherwise. If you do not want to reveal this publicly and would like us to be a proxy, put this as the contact:
and email us your actual contact (use the subject line "mutual aid offers proxy" and tell us your name within). Please note that if you are uncontactable we will delete the listing. wares will only use this or any contact for purposes related to mutual aid coordination, but cannot ensure how others will use it.
On your information
This process is based on mutual trust, we are seeking your consent and understanding with information you have shared.
All information I have shared is true, and I understand that people who need support can and will be ask for verification or proof using documents or other ways.
I agree to share my contact details, which will be displayed publicly, and used for follow up purposes related to this mutual aid project.
If what you are sharing has a limited quantity and has been fulfilled, please return and let others know. We will clear your contact and listing from the sheet unless "do not delete" is selected. Do note the date of your edit below.
Fulfilled, but do not delete
Your responses can also be updated if your circumstances have changed – add the date below to let others know when the edit was made. As mentioned above, if you would like to remove your listing from the sheet, please email us.
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