Help us Hold the Fortification Line*.
Support our Fundraising Drive to help West Jackson move from Defense to Offense by supporting Cooperation Jackson’s two critical development projects
All funds raised will help us purchase the Ida B. Wells Plaza and the Development of our Ewing Street Eco-Village Pilot Project. We are looking to raise $100,000 for this initiative by the end of December 2018.
The purchase of the Ida B. Wells Plaza would be a major expansion of our Community Land Trust (CLT). The Plaza is currently a shopping center in West Jackson named the "West Park Shopping Center", which we aim to rename in memory of Mississippi native and cooperator, Ida B. Wells. The plaza will eventually be home to a cooperative grocery store and a number of community centered retail businesses.
The Ewing Street EcoVillage pilot project is a combined effort of our Community Land Trust, our emerging Community Production Cooperative, Freedom Farms, and the Green Team. This project centers around the production of digitally fabricated houses and support structures utilizing sustainable and recycled materials.
Our overall goal is to raise $200,000 for these two initiatives by the end of March 2019, through online “go fund me” drives, community fundraising events, major donor solicitation and matching fund challenges. Again, our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of December 2018.
Our first task is to match a $15,000 challenge grant. We aim to exceed this match by December 24th! We can do it with your help. Make a generous donation today.
What We Need From You
You can help us in the following ways:
1. Make a generous tax-deductible contribution to our organization online or via check or money order.
2. Organize a fundraiser in your community to elicit the support of your family, friends, community members and associates interested in supporting or investing in transformative projects.
3. Spread the word of this initiative and encourage your family, friends, associates, business partners and community members to support it.
*The Fortification Line refers to Fortification State in West and Central Jackson. This street marks the current north/south boundary between the forces of gentrification and displacement that we oppose, and our forces, which are aiming to develop the section of West Jackson south of Fortification Street from the bottom up.
If you wish, you can also donate by sending a check or money order made out to Cooperation Jackson. Please include in the memo February Fund Drive and mail to P.O. Box 1932, Jackson, MS 39215.