Help Rio Favelas Facing Down Covid-19 through our September List of Community Campaigns

Solutions from the Favelas Themselves Provide the Best Response

Jacarezinho favela community action by campaign Jaca contra o Corona. Photo by Gerente

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This is our latest article on the new coronavirus as it impacts Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.

September 2, 2020—As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Rio’s favelas, frontline community-based groups have maintained their leadership in response efforts in the face of precarious government support and health infrastructure and lack of testing and publication of case data by health authorities. Community groups report that donations have slowed since the early months of the pandemic, but the same challenges remain, some have even intensified.

Community organizations from myriad favelas have set up virtual platforms to receive physical donations of foodstuffs and hygiene products, monetary donations for the purchase of these products, and resources to support information campaigns. The number of campaigns that have arisen, all dedicated to mitigating the impacts of Covid-19 in the favelas, stands as a testament both to the severity of the situation and the efficiency and organization of Rio de Janeiro’s communities. These solutions come from the favelas themselves and thus guarantee direct, dynamic, and effective responses to local needs.

With the publication of this list, we hope each reader chooses at least one organization to support, be it because of familiarity with the organization or community, sympathy with their mission, or any other criterion. Please share this list widely, with all those who might be inspired to help!

Note: For US-based donors, Catalytic Communities, the 501c3 nonprofit that publishes RioOnWatch, has established an English-language fundraising page available here where you can get a tax exemption for contributing. To have your contribution earmarked to a specific community group below please type their name in the “Additional Information” box on the fundraising page.

Campaigns Run by Favela-Based Organizations in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region (Alphabetical Order)


Morro da Providência

Organization: Entre o Céu e a Favela (Between The Sky and the Favela), an arts, cultural, and social development organization in Morro da Providência and member of the Sustainable Favela Network. Entre o Céu e a Favela is accepting direct and financial donations for the purchase of cleaning items and foodstuffs.
Donations: here

Organization: Rolé dos Favelados, a tour group led by favela residents who are human rights activists, is raising money to help women in Morro da Providência pay for cooking gas and produce, especially those unable to access the government’s emergency income stipend. 
DonationsVia bank deposit, with proof of deposit and a note that it should be for “Um gás para as mulheres da Providência” sent to the Rolé dos Favelados Facebook page:

Bank: Caixa Econômica
Agency: 0209, Operation: 013
Account: Poupança 6802-9
CPF: 129.634.667-65
Cosme Vinicius Felippsen

Morro da Providência, Morro do Pinto

Organization: EpiCentral, Favela Cineclube, Intelligent Garden, Literary Overpass, and Naturalê are producing and distributing artisanal soap in Morro da Providência and Morro do Pinto. 
DonationsVia bank deposit. For more information via WhatsApp: +55 21 98196-7925.

Bank: Santander
Agency: 3271
Checking Account: 01084238-9
CPF: 028.796.447.71
Alessandra Alves Roque

Morro da Providência, Morro do Pinto, and Morro da Conceição

Organization: The SOS Providência and Port Zone Communities campaign (coordinated by the Port Zone Cultural Project, Providência’s Casa Amarela NGO, and local residents like Cosme Felippsen) is raising money for the purchase of basic food baskets and hygiene kits which will be distributed to vulnerable families in Providência and to the “É Conceição!” cooperative in Morro da Conceição.
Donations: here

Santo Amaro

Organization: The All for Santo Amaro campaign, coordinated by Ademafia, a collective that uses skateboarding for social transformation, will distribute basic food baskets and hygiene material for the residents of Santo Amaro.
Donations: here

North Zone

Aldeia Maracanã

Organization: Aldeia Maracanã (Maracanã Village), a center of indigenous resistance in Rio, located next to the Maracanã stadium, and a community space and reference point for the indigenous movement. The group is accepting financial donations to guarantee water, foodstuffs, cleaning products, and medical supplies for residents during the quarantine.
Donations: here

Complexo de Acari

Organization: Coletivo Fala Akari (Speak Up Acari Collective), a group of favela residents and activists in Acari, organized with the goal of undertaking, disseminating, and spreading news of cultural and educational actions and denouncing all forms of oppression committed by the State within the territory. Fala Akari is accepting financial donations for the purchase of basic foodstuffs and cleaning products.
Donations: Via PayPal ( or bank deposit:

Bank: Caixa Econômica
Agency: 3057
Account: 17870-6
CPF: 136.905.727-03
Bruna S. A. Barbosa.

Or get in contact with Coletivo Fala Akari at: +55 (21) 97 467 4021

Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha

Organization: Abraço Campeão (Champion Embrace), a community organization based in Complexo do Alemão has, since 2014, inspired children and youth through martial arts integrated with education and personal development. Abraço Campeão is accepting financial donations for the purchase of materials such as water, soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs for the families of Complexo do Alemão.
Donations: here

Organization: Coletivo Papo Reto (Straight Talk Collective), an independent communication collective of young residents of Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha. The collective, which has a strong history of fighting for human rights, is accepting direct and financial donations for the purchase of basic foodstuffs and cleaning products for families in Alemão and Penha.
Donations: here

Organization: Cooperativa Transvida, a cooperative made up of dozens of waste pickers (catadores) working since 2011 with the collection of recyclable materials in Complexo da Penha. In addition to generating income for families, the group seeks to promote environmental education in the favelas. The group is an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network in Rio de Janeiro. The catadores’ activities are currently suspended due to risk of contamination via solid waste material. They are now seeking support to purchase cleaning supplies and basic foodstuffs.
Donations: here

Organization: Educap, an educational, social, and health NGO in Complexo do Alemão. Educap is accepting in-kind and financial donations for the purchase of materials such as water, soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs for the families of Complexo do Alemão. Educap is a member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: here and via bank deposit:

Bank: Caixa Econômica Federal
Agency: 1095
Account: 1445-7
CNPJ: 14.537.014/0001-53

Organization: The Dandara de Palmares Quilombista School is working to spread community awareness of coronavirus prevention methods and accepting financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, water, personal hygiene products, and cleaning materials
Donations: here and via bank deposit:

Bank: Itaú
Agency: 0778
Account: 11505-5
CPF: 115 298377 66
Name: Leonardo Souza

Bank: Banco do Brasil
Agency: 5870-X (last digit may be replaced with 0)
Account: 1055-3
CPF: 10263883760
Name: Pedro Mendonça

Organization: Favela Art, a youth art instruction project in Complexo do Alemão, has launched a hardship fund to aid local residents in the purchase of baby formula and foodstuffs. Donations will be managed and passed along by Favela Art founder Mariluce de Souza.
Donations: here

Organization: The Gabinete de Crise do Alemão (Alemão Crisis Center) is a joint campaign between Coletivo Papo Reto and Voz das Comunidades (see below) for the distribution of basic food baskets and hygiene materials for the families of Complexo do Alemão.
here. Donate in British pounds here

Organization: Voz das Comunidades (Community Voices), one of Rio’s original favela-based online news websites, headquartered in Complexo do Alemão. The campaign created by Voz, known as Pandemic with Empathy, is accepting financial donations for the purchase of materials such as water, soap, and hand sanitizer for the families of Complexo do Alemão.
Donations: here

Complexo da Maré

Oranization: Maré Against Coronavírus, a coalition of communicators in Maré, from the Maré Vive, Maré 0800, and AmarÉvê collectives, has launched a campaign to maintain their critical communication activities during this pandemic.
Donations: here

Organization: Garotas da Maré (Girls from Maré), a women-run community newspaper in Maré, through its Mentes da Maré (Minds of Maré) campaign, is offering remote mental health support from volunteer psychologists. The group is raising funds to support logistics and the expansion of the program to other favelas.

Organization: Fight for Peace is an organization that uses boxing and martial arts combined with education and personal development to develop the potential of youth in Complexo da Maré. Fight for Peace is accepting financial donations for the purchase of cleaning products, water, and basic foodstuffs for the families of program participants in Maré.
Donations: here

Organization: Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré (Maré Development Networks), a 22-year-old civil society institution that works in knowledge production and develops projects and actions to guarantee public policies that improve the lives of residents of Maré. Redes is accepting direct and financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, water, personal hygiene products, and cleaning materials. Items can be dropped at Centro de Artes da Maré (Rua Bitencourt Sampaio, 181 – Maré), Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2-5pm.
Donations: here

Costa Barros

Organization: Visão Restaurar (Restore Vision), a youth and children’s soccer school and development program in Costa Barros, is receiving direct donations of basic food baskets.
Donations: here, or items can be dropped at their headquarters (Rua Maria José Mynssen – Tom Jobim Fechado – Pavuna) and financial contributions can be made by getting in touch with Felipe Rocha, at +55 21 979196583. Additional information here. Mask donation campaign here


Organization: The Revelry of Young Kings of Morro da Formiga, a music and street carnival group for youth in Morro da Formiga focused on arts education and preserving popular culture, is raising money to provide basic foodstuff, hygiene and personal protection materials, and production of banners with public health messages.
Donations: here


Organization: The Indiana Residents’ Association is collecting donations for pandemic aid.
Donations: Items can be dropped off at the Rua Paul Underberg 58, Tijuca. Contact: Maria do Socorro, +55 21 99320-5936.

Organization: Community agent Ines Ferreira is raising funds to buy milk for 200 families in the community. 
Donations: via bank deposit: 

Bank: Santander (033)
Agency: 0708
Account: 60009756-7
Inquiries: Inês Ferreira +55 21 9997149738


Organization: The Manguinhos Solidarity collaborative (which includes Ballet Manguinhos, the Mandela 2 residents’ association, and the Fala Manguinhos group, among others), existed prior to the pandemic, but has been reactivated to collect foodstuffs, medicine, and cleaning materials for the residents of Manguinhos.
Donations: here

Organization: A group of workers from the nearby Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil’s national public health institute, has come together and is accepting financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, hygiene products, and cleaning material for the families of Manguinhos.
Donations: Via bank deposit:

Bank: Bradesco
Agency: 3002
Account: 0305422-5
Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama
CPF: 790876637-49
Inquiries: +55 21 980137600 (Jussara Angelo) or +55 21 986451606 (Silvana Granado)

Morro dos Macacos

Organization: Anjos da Tia Stellinha (Aunt Stellinha’s Angels), an educational and psycho-social support organization in Morro dos Macacos, is accepting direct donations of cleaning and personal hygiene kits as well as financial donations.
Donations: here. Via bank deposit:

Bank: Bradesco
Agency: 1400
Account: 3130-5
CNPJ 27.481.838.0001-09

Physical donations: Avenida Engenheiro Richard, 25 Casa 201, Grajaú

Organization: Morro dos Macacos Residents’ Association
Donations: The Macacos Residents’ Association is accepting direct donations of hygiene products, cleaning materials, water, and foodstuffs at the Residents Association (Rua Senador Nabuco, 248 – Vila Isabel) or at the Loja Ferragens (Rua Souza Franco, 356 – Vila Isabel). Inquiries: +55 21 979031949


Organization: #PicaPauAgainstCoronavirus, a campaign launched by resident and organizer Irenaldo Honório da Silva, of Pica-Pau in Cordovil, will guarantee basic foodstuffs to the most vulnerable residents of the community, along with renting a sound truck to communicate prevention techniques to residents.
Donations: here


Organization: The Rise Serrinha campaign, coordinated by the Companhia de Aruanda, an artistic and cultural collective located in Serrinha and the surrounding area, is accepting foodstuffs and cleaning and hygiene products for residents of Morro da Serrinha.
Donations: here

West Zone

All West Zone

Organization: The Jacarepaguá Environment Commission is part of the Rio de Janeiro City Hall’s Municipal Forum for Waste Pickers. They are raising funds for basic foodstuffs for 79 families from cooperatives in four parts of the West Zone: Reciclamais Zona Oeste, Coop Pedra, Coop Genesis and Coop Rio Mais.
Donations: here

Organization: União Coletiva Pela Zona Oeste (Collective Union for the West Zone), a movement uniting groups and leadership from West Zone favelas has mapped out 2000 families in need, located in Cesarão, Canaã, Palestina, Favela do Aço, Vila Paciência, Urucânia, João XXIII, Sepetiba, Rolas and Santa Veridiana. They are raising funds to provide these families with food baskets and hygiene products.
Donations: here

Organization: West Zone Solidarity Web, a women-managed network uniting collectives and institutions that act in Campo Grande, Bangu, Santa Cruz, Sepetiba, Pedra de Guaratiba, Vargens, Quilombo do Camorim, Recreio, and Jacarepaguá, is raising money for basic foodstuff and agroecological food aid, with a focus on black women who are heads of households. Their initiative will also offer virtual training for people’s health agents, in order to advance food sovereignty and monitor the population’s health with materials such as thermometers and pulse oximeters.
Donations: here

Beira do Rio, Gardênia Azul

Organization: Favela Vertical, a collective that promotes cultural, educational, and artistic activities in the communities of Gardênia Azul, is accepting donations to help the families of the community of Beira do Rio.
Donations: Via PicPay (@favelavertical) or via bank deposit:

Bank: Itaú
Agency: 9291
Account: 21011-1

Bank: Nubank
Agency: 0001
Account: 3421972-9
Rafael Mendes de Oliveira
CPF 170.746.447-22

City of God

Organization: City of God Front Against Corona, a campaign organized by community activists and leaders in City of God, is accepting hygiene products and cleaning items to be distributed to residents.
Donations: here

Organization: The Costurando Tecidos (Weaving Cloth) project, a group of women artisanal seamstresses in City of God, is raising money to continue its activities and formalize institutional documentation.

Santa Cruz, Sepetiba, Paciência, Favela do Aço

Organization: A collective mobilization in Favela do Aço/Vila da Paciência, led by the local organizations of Levante Aço, Plataforma Casa, and the Hope for a Child Project (PEPUC), is accepting financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, liquid cleaner, soap, and toilet paper.
Donations: here

Organization: Ser Solidário, an educational and professional development NGO located in Santa Cruz, has begun a campaign to support families attended to by the organization as well as vulnerable families in the region. In addition to providing psychological support and technological support in accessing government aid, Ser Solidário is accepting financial donations for the purchase and distribution of basic food baskets and hygiene kits. 
Via bank deposit:

Bank: Itaú
Agency: 8097
Account: 10.658-0
CNPJ 05.382.869/0001-61

Rio das Pedras

Organization: Cine & Rock, an initiative that seeks to strengthen full citizenship and social justice through the development of urban culture and an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network. Cine & Rock is accepting donations of cleaning kits, soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs.
Donations: Via bank deposit or donation drop-off.

Bank Caixa Econômica Federal
Agency: 4402
Savings Account: 6238-1
Leandro Alves de Oliveira
CPF: 091.123.067-03

Drop-off at the Cine & Rock headquarters: Estrada de Jacarepaguá, 3.640 Rio das Pedras – Jacarepaguá

Vila Aliança

Organization: The Making Magic with Cloth project, which has sewed over 490 cloth masks for Vila Aliança residents during the pandemic, is raising money to repair or purchase new sewing machines after the current machines broke.
Donations: here

Vila Kennedy

Organization: Projeto SAAF, a community-based social organization for the children of Vila Kennedy, is accepting donations of soap, household cleaning times, and non-perishable foods.
Donations: Via bank deposit:

Bank: Nubank
Agency: 0001
Account: 9022114-8
CPF: 148.177.327-50

South Zone

Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho

OrganizationCommunity newspaper PPG Informativo is raising funds to buy diapers and sanitary pads for women in Cantagalo and Pavão Pavãozinho from a pharmacy in the community, which is selling them to the campaign at wholesale price.
DonationsTo donate, contact Larissa Montez at +55 21 999424718 or write the newspaper’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Chapéu-Mangueira e Babilônia

Organization: Babilônia Utopia in partnership with TV 247, is organizing a crowdfunding campaign to purchase cleaning and hygiene products for the favelas of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira. Contact: André Constantine.
Donations: here


Organization: Favela Action, a youth boxing and kickboxing school, is accepting hygiene kits as well as water and cleaning products for the children of Rocinha.
Donations: here

Organization: Social Assistance, Educational and Ecological Nucleus of Rocinha (NASCEER), Guia Mix, and GECORE—three Rocinha community initiatives—have come together to receive donations and distribute basic food staples, hygiene products, and powdered milk to residents in need.
Donations: Via bank deposit:

Bank: PagSeguro Internet S.A
Agency: 0001
Account: 01662308-4
CNPJ: 05.575.736/0001-01

Organization: Rocinha Resists, a community organization dedicated to inter-favela communication, is accepting financial donations for an awareness-raising campaign (signs and banners) the purchase of bleach, soap, hand sanitizer, water, and basic goods for families in Rocinha.
Donations: here

Santa Marta

Organization: Santa Marta Asks for Help is a non-partisan movement uniting civil society and private initiative to help victims of the coronavirus crisis. The initiative will provide basic food items, hygiene kits, and face masks for residents of Santa Marta.
Donations: here or here


Organization: SER Alzira de Aleluia, a community NGO that realizes socio-educational projects in Vidigal, is accepting foodstuffs and cleaning materials to distribute to Vidigal residents in need.
Donations: Items can be dropped off at the organization’s headquarters (Rua Major Toja Martinez Filho, 128A – Vidigal).

Organization: The Women’s Humanitarian Support Movement, MMAH, an NGO that works in Vidigal with conversation roundtables and assistance to socially vulnerable families, is accepting donations to distribute hygiene and cleaning kits as well as basic food baskets for 100 project families.
Donations: here

Baixada Fluminense (Greater Rio de Janeiro)

All Baixada Fluminense

Organization: Choir in the Quarantine, a collective of artists and activists doing readings and online performances during the pandemic, are raising money for vulnerable families in the Baixada Fluminense. 
Donations: here

Duque de Caxias

Organization: AMAC (The Association of Women with Attitude and Social Commitment), a group that cares for victims of domestic violence and women in vulnerable social positions in Duque de Caxias in Greater Rio de Janeiro’s Baixada Fluminense region, is receiving direct and financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs and cleaning products for local women. AMAC is an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: Donations can be dropped off at Travessa Presidente Kennedy, 194, Parque Fluminense – Duque de Caxias, or picked-up upon arrangement at +55 21 998078422 (Nill Santos). Via bank deposit:

Bank Itaú
Agency: 8297
Account: 18154-0
CNPJ: 24.119.219/0001-72

Organization: The residents of the community of Vila Beira Mar have come together in solidarity to distribute cleaning items to local families in need. They are accepting direct and financial donations for the purchase of gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, soap, disinfectant, and other materials. Contact for material donations: +55 21 99636-2272 (Laís Brasil), +55 21 98094-5447 (Vinícius Rezende).
Donations: here.

Bank: Bradesco
Agency: 0129
Account: 01295489-5
Name: Zelia M. M. do Nascimento
CPF: 498.852.943-68

Organization: MALOCA, a movement that promotes mental health and income generation for women in Caxias, has partnered with other local organizations to launch the “Matron and Children” campaign to distribute 400 hygiene kits for women and 400 snack kits for children. In addition to financial donations, MALOCA is also accepting in-kind donations of tampons, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, deodorant, 500ml juice packs, tapioca cookies, maizena cookies, and popcorn. Donations to the “Matron and Children” campaign will bolster the group’s existing efforts to attend to 350 families in Morro do Sossego, Pantanal, and surrounding areas in Caxias. MALOCA is also a member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: hereOr via bank deposit:

Bank: Itaú
Agency: 3397
Account: 06378-9
Name: Ana Aparecida Felix de Almeida
CPF: 07574315779

Organization: Movimenta Caxias, a community development organization in Caxias, is accepting direct and financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, cleaning products, and bottled water for vulnerable residents of Caxias.
Donations: Via bank deposit:

Bank: Inter – 077
Agency: 0001-9
Account: 34857443
Name: Maria Eduarda Correia de Santana
CPF: 174.727.517-40

Jardim Gramacho

Organization: Espalhando o Amor (Spreading Love), a volunteer group formed to support the families around the former Jardim Gramacho landfill, is accepting financial donations for the purchase and distribution of basic food baskets in the area.
Via bank deposit:

Bank: Santander ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Agency: 3262⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Account: 01096118-9⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Bank: Itaú ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Agency: 0358⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Account: 91312-7⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Name: Karina Farias da Silva⁣⁣⁣⁣


Organization: Nilópolis Solidária, a solidarity network that has arisen to support the informal workers and street vendors of Nilópolis, is accepting direct and financial donations for the distribution of basic food baskets, to-go meals, and hygiene items.
 Financial donations via bank deposit at the accounts below, or via here. Contact: Pablo +55 21 973187071:

Bank: Banco do Brasil
Agency: 1576-8
Account: Checking 28391-6
Name: Bárbara Martins Gomes
CPF: 154.8110.57-48

Bank: Caixa Econômica
Agency: 0187
Account: Poupança 0033773-0
Name: Laura Ayres Machado de Oliveira
CPF: 154.799.227-18

São João de Meriti

Organization: Projeto Inclusão, an educational, cultural, art, and sports organization in Greater Rio’s São João de Meriti, is accepting donations in order to support a return of their activities following Covid-19 recovery. Projeto Inclusão is an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: here


Organization: Favela & Art Connection, which offers art workshops, music, and sports for communities in Niterói, is accepting donations of foodstuffs and hygiene materials.
Donations: Via bank deposit at the account below. Physical donations can also be dropped off at their headquarters (Rua Nossa Senhora das Graças 474, Viradouro, Santa Rosa – Niterói), or picked up via scheduling on the group’s social media pages.

Bank: Itaú
Agency: 7216
Account: 19116-8
Name: Herbson Farias

Angra dos Reis

Organization: Earth Citizen Social Center, an NGO which works with entrepreneurs to generate income and also works with citizenship projects, is collecting donations for pandemic aid.
Donations: here 


Organization: Association of Women of Itaguaí—Warriors and Social Articulators (A.M.I.G.A.S.) is accepting donations for basic foodstuffs for local residents.
Donations: Via bank deposit at the account below. Physical donations can also be dropped off at Rua Maria Matos Santiago 526 – Centro – Itaguaí.

Bank: Original (Code 212)
Agency: 0001
Checking Account: 001294215-4
Name: Anna Paula de Albuquerque Sales 
CPF: 000.920.197-14

Civil Society Organizations Directing Donations to Communities, the Homeless, and Waste Pickers

Organization: The Favelas News Agency (ANF) is accepting financial donations to be passed on to needy families of the favelas and peripheries throughout Brazil.
Donations: here

Organization: Favela Terapia, which gives psychological support to residents of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, is raising money for hygiene products for the homeless.
Donations: here

Organization: Grupo TransRevolução is collecting donations to support LGBTQIA+ people and sex workers living in social vulnerability throughout Greater Rio. The initiative will directly deliver essential food and hygiene items to those in need. Inquiries: +55 21 968290296.
Donations: Via bank deposit:

Bank: Banco do Brasil
Agency: 3114 -3
Grupo Transrevolução
Account: 0018970-7

Organization: Catalytic Communities (CatComm), the organization that publishes RioOnWatch and facilitates the Sustainable Favela Network, is directing all current donations to supporting favelas in their efforts to combat coronavirus, with coverage on RioOnWatch, donations to community partners (see list above), and strategic support for community projects engaged in the Sustainable Favela Network and the Community Land Trust projects.
Donations: here

Organization: Donating Hope is a campaign by the Network of Communities and Movements Against Violence, a social movement which, since 2006, fights against State violence in Brazil.
Donations: here

Organization: Habitat for Humanity Brazil’s “Don’t spread the virus” campaign, under the hashtag #EspalheSolidariedade (Spread Solidarity), is accepting financial donations for the purchase of foodstuffs, hygiene items, and water in the 20 Brazilian communities where the group has operations. In Rio, the program will benefit families in Cantagalo.
Donations: here

Organization: Meu Rio, which launched a campaign in partnership with six favela collectives (Fala Akari, Maré 0800, Coletivo Papo Reto, Movimenta Caxias, B.A.S.E. and Conexão Favela & Arte), each of which will receive equal parts of the amount donated, destined for water, cleaning and hygiene products, and prevention communication campaigns.
Donations: here

Organization: Movimento 342, an organization made up of artists directly supporting favela collectives, is accepting financial donations that will be passed along to Voz das Comunidades, Coletivo Papo Reto, Rocinha Resiste, and Redes da Maré (all mentioned above).
Donations: here

Organization: The Network of Support for Favelas is raising money for personal protective equipment, oximeters and thermometers for favela-based collectives combatting coronavirus across the city.
Donations: via PayPal or via bank deposit:

Bank: Banco do Brasil
Agency: 1254-8
Account: 524-X (or 0)
Isabel C L Barbosa, CPF 145.073607-65

Organization: Nós por Nós contra o coronavírus, a campaign that includes Levante Popular da Juventude, the Landless Workers Movement (MST), Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB), Maré Museum, among others, is accepting foodstuffs and hygiene products for residents of Cerro Corá, Manguinhos, Guararapes, and Borel.
Donations: The organizers schedule times to pick up donations using this form. Supporters interested in hosting their own pick-up points can access this form. Financial donations can be made on PicPay (@levante.rj) or via bank deposit:

Bank: Banco do Brasil
Agency: 2.972-6
Account: 38.834-3
Allanis Dimitria de O. e S. Pedrosa

Organization: Os Heróis da Cidade (Heroes of the City), a collaboration of waste picking and recycling cooperatives, including Coopfuturo, Coopama, ACAMJG, Coopercaxias, Cooper Nova Era, and the Bela Amizade Association, is accepting financial donations for the purchase of basic foodstuffs and hygiene products for recycling workers.
Donations: here

Organization: Projeto Ruas, an NGO that supports the homeless population of Rio de Janeiro, is mobilizing to attend to the homeless during the pandemic.
Donations: here

Organization: Rio Contra Corona (Rio Against Corona), a collaborative initiative between Instituto Phi (a philanthropic organization), Banco da Providência, and the Ekloos social impact NGO, is accepting donations for the distribution of basic food baskets and hygiene items to partners in favelas throughout Rio.
Donations: here

Organization: Rio de Paz is an NGO that seeks to combat human rights violations, reducing lethal violence and social inequalities through peaceful and creative actions that mobilize society and public authorities. Rio de Paz is accepting financial donations for the purchase of basic food baskets for the residents of Jacaré and Jacarezinho.
Donations: here

Rio de Paz is accepting financial donations for the purchase of a digital food purchase card for residents of the favela of Mandela and other communities in Complexo do Manguinhos.
Donations: here

Organization: Support a Waste Picker is a unified campaign put together by the Sustainable Favela Network’s Solid Waste Working Group to support a variety of movements assisting Rio’s waste pickers through the pandemic. The campaign also aims to stimulate greater awareness around everyone’s own waste, the essential role of waste pickers in Brazil’s waste management and the challenges they currently face. Follow #ApoieUmCatador on social media.
Donations: here

Organization: União por Moradia Popular do Rio de Janeiro (United for Popular Housing in Rio de Janeiro), a popular housing movement with more than 20 years of activism in Rio de Janeiro, is collecting basic food baskets and hygiene items for homeless populations and individuals in precarious housing situations.
Donations: here

Additional Donation Resources

Additional lists of organizations and vaquinhas are available from the Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas, a group of architects, urbanists, and students, and the Gera Social group.

Or, connect organizations through the Onde Tem Solidariedade platform.

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