Why Mutual Aid?
JeffCo Mutual Aid is focused on one thing: giving money to JeffCo people who need it. Mutual aid is solidarity, not charity. We understand that you may be a recipient now and a donor later. JeffCo Mutual Aid is all about redistributing resources where it's needed most.
This fund started after covid-19. A lot of folks in our community lost work and their livelihoods. But we know that the pandemic's disparities have roots in oppressive and racist systems that long predate this crisis. Mutual aid resists these systems. 10% of all future donations to JeffCo Mutual Aid will be provided to Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund.
A couple more things.
The JeffCo Mutual Aid Fund will start by fulfilling needs up to $150. This cap is to allow more people to benefit from the fund.
Needs will be fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis. At this time, we will not make decisions on priority.
People requesting funds will submit a description of their need and a method for receiving funds.
The emphasis here is not on verification. If you're uncomfortable with that, feel free to get in touch – we're happy to chat.
Finally, we're new to this thing, so please bear with us as we learn on the go. Feedback is appreciated.