Masha Zabara and Jillian Reed simply missed one another after they every studied music on the Bard Faculty Conservatory of Music. However within the small city of Tivoli, the place many present and former Bard college students reside, their paths ultimately crossed. It led to them beginning a small enterprise collectively.
In the course of the Black Lives Matter motion of 2020, Zabara and Reed wished to attend rallies and donate to social justice organizations however discovered themselves restricted by their well being and monetary circumstances. They determined to purge their closets and have a yard sale at Zabara’s home in Tivoli to boost donation funds, spreading the phrase by means of an Instagram profile known as @Thrift2FightFascism, which later turned @Thrift2Fight. That sale would rapidly spiral right into a volunteer fundraising motion, social hub and car for whole communities to assist grassroots organizations.