The WBT Community Fund

What's the Community Fund?

Witch Bitch Thrift has a mutual aid program where customers will be able to donate shop credit towards The Community Fund that will then be used to provide free access to clothing and secondhand goods to the local community.


How does it work?

🔸 On the first of each month, an application form will go live and we will accept applications for 2 weeks.

🔸 After this enrollment period, we will take the remaining 2 weeks in the month to review applications. Based on how much is available in the fund, we will reach out to those that have been elected to receive credit for this round.

🔸 We will specifically be prioritizing those that identify as BIPOC, Queer, Trans, etc.

🔸 We cannot promise that everyone who is not selected will receive a response, but there is no limit on how many rounds you can apply for.

🔸 Recipients will be able to use these funds towards any second hand items in the store

🔸 This fund will be entirely driven by donations, mainly through our Buying process where customers will be able to select to donate their payout to the Community Fund instead of receiving cash or store credit. We will also be able to acccept direct cash donatons at the register. Please note that this would not be a tax deductible donation.



Why are we doing this?

Going into 2024, everyone at Witch Bitch felt a deepening desire and need to further connect with our New Haven community in a meaningful way. Our values have always been on the forefront of the way we conduct business but with the state of the world as we find it now, we wanted to make good on some ideas we have been working on for quite a while.

We have heard so many members of the community mention that they bring their clothing to us specifically because they trust us to help give those pieces to members of our community that will love and cherish them. We are honored by this trust and want to do the best we can to foster this relationship so that we can continue to grow connections within New Haven.

Whether someone is in need of gender affirming clothing, professional attire for job interviews, a coat for the winter, etc., it is our hope that the pieces that are here will be able to find their perfect homes, regardless of monetary ability.

The Community Fund is the first - of hopefully many - mutual aid programs that we will be sponsoring in order to ensure our community feels as supported as they have made us feel since we were established.

We hope this project is as exciting to you as it is to us and thank you, from the bottom of our witchy little hearts, for helping us to make this a reality. We couldn't do this without you.