A Successful March Share Fair!

A Successful March Share Fair!

With burritos on the grill, soft cello in the background, hanging string lights, and a warm atmosphere, the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective kicked off its second Share Fair in a successful attempt to make this a new monthly recurring event in Eugene. Along with an increase in helping hands from volunteers (25 in total!) and donations from the community, the event was able to provide a variety of resources and services for an estimated 160 attendees!

Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the effort of our volunteers and the contributions from people and organizations around Eugene, including:

Food:
-Food Not Bombs
-Burrito Brigade
-100-mile bakery
-Bread Stop

Organizations:
-White Bird
-Planned Parenthood

Services:
-childcare
-letter-writing
-chair massages
-sewing
-meditation

Live Music:
-Ben Hamilton – cellist

The fair was was also able to provide resources that were donated for this event, such as clothes and shoes, tarps, backpacks, camping gear, hygiene products, and a variety of other goods. Thank you to First Christian Church* for allowing us to use their space and thank you to all the folks who made this event possible, and continue to dedicate their time and energy to make this a regular and accessible source of services and resources in Eugene. 

Besides helping to make some of these basic necessities more accessible, we also hope to create a safe space for all members of the community, especially those who are generally overlooked, to feel comfortable, warm, and safe with food in their bellies and a chance to get to know each other as neighbors. As we continue to plan for future Share Fairs, we will work to continue cultivating a society where neighbors help each other meet basic needs and all members of the community are valued.

If you were able to attend this last Share Fair and would like to share your experience or give us some feedback, please feel free to fill out our survey here. All feedback is welcome!

For our next Share Fair, we will be collaborating with different groups around the Eugene/Springfield area to create a special event on May 1st for May Day, or International Worker’s Day! We will updating folks with more details about this event soon on our website and Facebook page, so stay tuned!

If you are interested in partnering with the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective for this or future Share Fairs and would like to make a contribution or volunteer, please email is at resources@neighborhoodanarchists.org to get connected. All help and donations are welcome and greatly appreciated!
*First Christian Church neither endorses nor sponsors the activities of this group.

Pictured: Some of the donations made to the fair, including clothes and camping gear!

Pictured: Awesome volunteers working with Food Not Bombs to prepare tasty food and Burrito Brigade’s delicious vegan burritos!

Pictured: Child care and beautiful cello music by Ben Hamilton was also provided!

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