I got an email today from R5 about a fundraising effort for the Mariposa food co-op in West Philly. They bought a new location and are doing wonderful things in the city!
Here's where you can donate. http://www.indiegogo.com/Mariposa-Coop- ... c=comments
Here's some info.
Bull Gervasi, who really inspired us to start R5 and who is pretty much the
reason we have shows at The First Unitarian Church (he was one of the founders
of "The Cabbage Collective" - the first group of kids to use the church as a
show space), has been helping to run Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philly for
years. Now he and all the members there are trying to renovate an old bank
building on Baltimore Ave to make the store five times bigger and have a ton of
space for more food, community events, roof garden, etc. Turning it into a
space/store that would be for us as a community.
It's really awesome and this is just the sort of independent community effort
we need more of in Philly, with younger people running the show.
But Bull and Mariposa need to raise a bunch more money before May 31st to open
on schedule. Can you throw in a few bucks to help? We decided over this weekend
that R5 will match the next $5,000 that gets donated....so whatever you give in
the next few days gets doubled.