For the month of February, KPTZ now partners with Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund (JCARF), the grassroots reparations and mutual aid project focused on the individual and collective wellness of Black people, Indigenous people, and all other People of Color (BIPOC) in our local community.
JCARF now seeks Jefferson County businesses that are ready to make a commitment to racial equity and mutual aid by contributing a “benefit” to members. The JCARF team is currently designing this rewards program for their members who are subscription donors. Their ask is for Jefferson County businesses to make the commitment to racial equity and mutual aid by contributing a benefit to members. For example, Finnriver Farm and Cidery will offer discounts on bottles and draft pours, to JCARF members. If you or someone you know may be interested, JCARF’s email is [email protected].
Since 2019, JCARF has distributed thousands of dollars in direct payments, gift certificates, locally grown food, handmade herbal medicine, and other wellness items to our BIPOC community members. For those curious about JCARF’s subscription membership program, information is at jcarf.org, where one may sign up for their newsletter.