Our Compassion Team Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter (CMBBLM) would like to thank everyone who shopped at Circle Thrift last Saturday as Circle Thrift donated 100% of its proceeds to The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund. The three locations raised $3,703 to help re-connect Philadelphians, who are awaiting trial, to their families, rather than sit in jail because they can’t pay their bail. That’s additional to the $5,000 we raised at Turn Up to Bail Out last November for the CBF and the 567 Prisoner Care Kits we helped assemble with MCC last week.
This money sends a message to these women and men that they are valuable. It gleefully contradicts the message sent by our bail system that colludes with a bent justice system. That message, equivocating guilt with race or economic standing, has no place in the Upside-Down Kingdom of Heaven. Thanks, all of you who are working to turn these systems on their heads.
-Report by Kris Eden (pictured left) with Andrew Yang (co-leader of the CMBBLM team)