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Community Partners

East Fork aims to use our power, resources, and platform to build co-conspiratorial relationships with grassroots justice movements to help achieve a more equitable world.

Our Community Partners are grassroots organizations or individuals working toward racial equity, community reconciliation and supporting the liberation of folks who’ve been systematically oppressed by white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity.

In 2024, we used belonging as our guiding principle when choosing organizations to form relationships with because we know how vital it is for everyone to feel safe and rooted in their identities.

In April, May, and June, we're asking you to give to…

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Raíces

We’re partnering with Raíces Emma-Erwin to support their vision of creating a united and integrated community where there is respect and security for children and their families.

Through summer camps, dance performances, and fun after school activities facilitated in Spanish, Raíces supports the process of inclusion and recognition of Latino families in the Emma community and the Erwin school district in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

“In resisting erasure and anti-immigrant sentiments, Raíces chooses joy and cultural celebration as a strategic, foundational principle for enacting change.” - Jasmin Pittman, EF Copywriter

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As a part of our work with Community Partners, we offer a suggested donation at checkout during Seconds Sales to support our Community Partner’s work.

This helps us habitualize wealth-spreading practices, and you can join us in creating healthier, equitable communities.

Seconds are made available 3-4 times a year when we announce our Community Partners.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll notice we’re transitioning away from the model that offers Seconds on a password-protected webpage, made available only after making a donation to our Community Partner. This change will provide convenience in shopping Seconds and allow you to donate when you can. Also, we will continue in-person Seconds Pop-ups to raise awareness for our Community Partners.

We hope you choose to learn more about our Community Partners’ work, discover similar organizations where you live, and give or volunteer as you’re able.

New partnerships are announced every season.

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2024: Youth OUTright

From January to March 2024, we partnered with Youth OUTright to support their advocacy work and the co-creation of safe, joyful, and empowering spaces for Queer and Trans youth between the ages of 11-24 who call western North Carolina home.

Youth OUTright’s mission is to create a world in which all Queer and Trans youth are supported to realize their power and autonomy through self-determination. They help youth resist oppression by building community, healing, and growing together.

Learn More about Youth OUTright

2023 Community Impact

2022 Community Impact

Have a Question?

If you have questions about community partnerships and donations you can contact community@eastfork.com.

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