Featured on CNN Heroes, Pandemic of Love is a global, grassroots, volunteer-led formalized mutual aid community. "Mutual aid" is a voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services based on the principle that members of a community should feel responsible to care for one another and aspire to develop a community safety net where no individual goes hungry, no individual is without shelter and no individual feels alone.

The organization was started around a kitchen table by one person, a Florida meditation teacher, on March 14th, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to force closures in communities across the world.

While Pandemic of Love was initially formed to take care of the financial needs that people in need faced due pandemic-related to income loss, the organization has been expanding through local micro-community chapters to meet the different needs that are arising in this unprecedented time that we are living through.

Our team of volunteers are partnering with brands and organizations, assisting communities-in-need, and joining forces with global movements with the intention of creating sustainable, formalized mutual aid communities all across the world, long after the pandemic of over.

To learn more about our efforts, please review our media coverage.

Shelly Tygielski
Founder, Pandemic of Love
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