L-R: Thrift 2 Fight cofounders Jillian Reed and Masha Zabara. Photo by Tyler Emerson, special to the Times Union in Albany
Thrift 2 Fight cofounders Masha Zabara ’21 and Jillian Reed ’21 both studied music at Bard’s Conservatory of Music. However, it was their shared mission to support grassroots social justice organizations that brought them together. Recently profiled in the Times Union
, Thrift 2 Fight originated as a yard sale in 2020 to raise donation funds in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and has since expanded into a sustainable business model—raising and redistributing almost $65,000 to date through secondhand clothing sales. In 2022, Thrift 2 Fight opened its Tivoli storefront, staffed by volunteers from Bard College as well as Camp Ramapo, and hosts many community events including free clothing swaps and “Art Is How I Fight” gallery shows for artists who are currently incarcerated.
Further reading:Thrift 2 Fight Cofounder Jillian Reed ’21 Wins $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant