While standing in line at Starbucks waiting for your venti skinny triple shot vanilla latte have you seen these red, white and blue bracelets and materials on Create Jobs for USA? Launched on Nov. 1, Create Jobs for USA is a Starbucks-backed initiative in partnership with the Opportunity Finance Network.

Starbucks customers can make a donation to the fund and receive an “Indivisible” bracelet (minimum $5 donation). Those donations, plus $5 million in seed money from the Starbucks Foundation, will be used to help create and sustain jobs in underserved communities throughout the United States.

Grants provided through the Create Jobs for USA Fund will help community development financial institutions (CDFIs) make loans to community businesses that create or preserve jobs in communities across the country, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofits, commercial real estate developers, and affordable housing developers.

SC Community Loan Fund is one of two Opportunity Finance Network members in South Carolina along with the Greenville Housing Fund. This means we’ll be applying for these grants and your donations have the potential to create jobs right here in the Lowcountry.

So, make your donation, get your bracelet and then post a photo wearing your bracelet on our Facebook page!