CorpCare was founded on the belief that every company is responsible for the social impact they have on the communities in which they operate, the employees who work for them and the customers they serve.
Many companies and the capitalist systems in which they operate, have long upheld racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, queer-phobic and a plethora of prejudiced systems.
It has long been time to divest from injustice.
It has long been time to defund the systematic marginalization of groups of people because of the colour of their skin, because of the ways in which they worship, because of who they love, because of who they are.
In this time, businesses must refuse to operate as “usual”.
Globalization has created a world in which our experiences are more easily shared, communicated and seen than ever before. As our world moves through the devastating effects of a pandemic, we are reminded again of the disproportionate risk, pain and death experienced by communities of colour, poor communities, communities who are differently abled, communities whose seats at the table are too few if at all existent.
The moments of today will be shared as our human history. The moments of today demand us to affirm. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
CorpCare operates in a predominantly Black nation, in a region of immigrants. Our region is one whose evolution was radically upended by the violence of colonialism. CorpCare’s team is predominantly Black and predominantly Female.
CorpCare is making this statement too late.
Because we are overwhelmed by the news emanating from the U.S., news of violent acts of prejudice. Because we believe the issues of racism, classism and colourism in Jamaica are inextricably linked. Because we refuse to speak without taking meaningful action, we have put together a list of resources for our family of companies, individuals and communities to use as a guide for donation and volunteering opportunities within Jamaica and abroad.
We hope this resource is useful. We want it to evolve. We are sharing resources we have found to be reputable, highlighting the work done by several organisations, and amplifying their voices so they get more support; your support. We are also listening and remain open to learning and correction, and we ask you to help hold us accountable. We want to engage in meaningful dialogue with our community. We invite your additions to this resource. We want this resource to be OUR community’s resource.
In solidarity and with love, The CorpCare Team
For donating to and volunteering with human rights and justice organisations who advocate for equal rights, access to opportunity and the betterment of our societies. Please note that this page is a “living” resource and will constantly be updated.
876Volunteer is centered around “connecting good hearts to good causes”. Their website is accessible here. Slide into their DMs on Instagram to learn more about how you can volunteer in your community. CorpCare’s MD serves an ambassador for 876Volunteer.
Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)
CorpCare works closely with JFJ and recommends to its family of companies and its wider community to become members of the JFJ contributing. For those interested in volunteering with JFJ: Click Here. For those interested in making their advocacy a full-time job, JFJ provides information about its job opportunities here. To donate, contact the local JFJ office or click here.
Council of Voluntary Services (CVSS)
CVSS serves as an umbrella organisation for volunteer and advocacy organisations in Jamaica. Their website is accessible here. A list of their member agencies can be found here
We are asking that our fellow Caribbean citizens share additional resources with us here.