Nearly 80% of farmworkers are male, and most are younger than 31.
This November, Student Action with Farmworkers launches our annual grassroots fundraising campaign
During the last four years, more than 60 grassroots fundraisers have increased our individual donor support by raising over $75,000 from over 1200 individuals all over the country. Through our online campaigns, we have seen many alumni make their first donation to SAF, current donors increase their gifts, and new donors contribute for the first time to SAF!
Our goal for the 2012-2013 fiscal year is for 25 individuals to together raise $20,000, either by conducting an online fundraising campaign during November or December of this year and/or hosting a house party or Farmworker Awareness Week event next spring or summer.
SAF uses money raised from individuals to:
- conduct outreach to students and farmworkers,
- provide training, stipends, and scholarships for our interns, students organizers, and youth,
- share documentaries and presentations with the general public, and
- provide a living wage and full benefits to our staff
We want to acknowledge that many of you donated to SAF as a part of our 20-year anniversary sponsorships, so thank you! We want to ask that you consider giving again this year to sustain our work for the long haul. To donate, click here. To be a grassroots fundraiser for SAF, contact Melinda Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our online and event fundraising guides.