"Occupy Wall Street" has racked up $230,000 in donations and has a warehouse stacked with supplies ranging from peanut butter to tampons, the New York Post reports. Money orders, online donations, and about $1,000-a-day stuffed into a plastic jug in Zuccotti Park, New York, account for the income. As for supplies, about 100-400 packages are coming in daily, overwhelming the group's small $40-a-month UPS mailbox.
Occupy's CFO is a 21-year-old art student who has no financial background, but she gets help from daily "general assembly" meetings where members vote on financial matters. $2,250 for MetroCard swipes to help protesters get to a Times Square rally was recently rejected; $500 was approved for supplies to create giant puppets, one of a Wall Street bull. The Post notes that filmmaker Michael Moore gave $1,000, but a donation by hip-hopper Russell Simmons "was oddly declined."