SAF has taught me that knowledge is nothing without action.
– Gerardo Silguero, SAF alumni 2015
Since our inception in 1992, nearly 1000 SAFistas have increased access to health, legal, education, and organizing support for over 100,000 farmworkers and their family members. As a result of SAF, these young people stay engaged in social justice. According to our most recent survey of alumni, post-internship, 51% have worked with farmworkers and 63% have worked with a nonprofit as a result of their participation in a SAF program.
We hope that you’ll consider making a donation that is significant to you to not only honor our accomplishments supporting young people to improve the lives of farmworkers, but also to support SAF’s efforts to invest further in young activists. Your gift will enable us to build our new national alumni advisory group and mentoring program to support alumni engaged in farmworker and immigrant rights work in isolated areas of NC.
In addition to making a contribution in honor of SAF's 25th, we also hope you’ll be able to visit one of our 25-year exhibits and events - from Durham to Dudley to DC. As a part of our anniversary year, we curated a bilingual exhibit, newsprint, and website that represents the more than 350 documentary projects in SAF’s archive.
For 25 years, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been developing the leadership of young people to improve the lives of farmworkers. SAFistas not only conduct outreach and link farmworkers to services in the community, but also work in solidarity with farmworkers to advocate for policy change, organize their communities, and educate others about social justice, while building the skills of young people who continue to fuel the movement.
Our goal is $25,000 by June 30, so please consider donating $25, $250, $2500 or $25,000 today!
All 25-year donors that contribute at least $250 ("Compañeros") will receive a copy of our limited edition newsprint "Mas de una Historia/More Than One Story", which features stories of life, borders, work, family and hope, and resistance by the men, women, and children who plant, pick, pack, and process our food every day.
SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since our foundation in 1992, we have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement.
· Over 100,000 farmworkers and their family members have gained access to health, legal, and education resources provided by SAF interns and fellows in the Carolinas
· 938 college students from universities across the country and youth in NC have learned about farmworker rights and advocated for farmworker justice as a result of SAF leadership programs
· More than 150 community organizations and university groups have partnered with SAF on critical issues such as migrant housing reform and access to higher education for immigrant students
· Thousands of individuals are more aware of farmworker issues and more empowered to take action because of SAF's community engagement work, including National Farmworker Awareness Week
· Farmworkers live and work under more dignified conditions because of SAF’s successful advocacy in support of migrant housing and pesticide reform and solidarity with farm labor organizing groups that have won contracts yielding higher wages, grievance procedures and human rights on the job
|Omar Lainez||08/24/2017||$250.00||Meredith Emmett||08/19/2017||$250.00||Charlie D. Thompson||08/08/2017||$300.00||Thanks for all your work for justice!||Diane Evia-Lanevi||08/01/2017||$250.00||Christopher Johnson||07/31/2017||$25.00||Samuel Hummel||07/31/2017||$250.00||Alexandra Lightfoot||07/17/2017||$100.00||Raul Granados Gamez||07/17/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||07/13/2017||$250.00||Happy Birthday!||Daniel Ellison||07/12/2017||$25.00||Daniel Partridge||07/12/2017||$25.00||Marina Nealson||07/12/2017||$25.00||Kerry Johnson||07/11/2017||$50.00||Thank you Melinda Wiggins, and all the people doing this good work.||Sandra Rodriguez & Brian Payst||07/11/2017||$250.00||Richard Henighan||07/11/2017||$35.00||Kathy Zaumseil||07/11/2017||$125.00||Patrick & Gus Stawski - Curran||07/11/2017||$25.00||Mary Rockers||07/10/2017||$25.00||Susanna Birdsong||07/10/2017||$25.00||Thank you for your great work--here's to the next 25!||Robyn Fehrman||07/10/2017||$25.00||Karen Dixon||07/10/2017||$100.00||Esteban Echeverria||07/10/2017||$250.00||Alice Tejada||07/09/2017||$250.00||Michael & Carol Hubbard||07/08/2017||$25.00||Sara Carlson & Peter S. Tavernise||07/06/2017||$25.00||Happy 25th!||Peter Eversoll||07/06/2017||$25.00||Melinda Wiggins||07/05/2017||$25.00||Amy Schmidt||07/05/2017||$25.00||Mitchell Price||07/05/2017||$25.00||happy birthday and congratulations!||Harlan Gradin and Elise Goldwasser||07/05/2017||$36.00||Diane Wales||07/04/2017||$25.00||Mady Rivera||07/04/2017||$100.00||Congratulations, SAF! Proud of you all.||Iris Tillman Hill||07/04/2017||$100.00||John Parker||07/03/2017||$1,000.00||Angelo & Rosalie De Vito||07/02/2017||$25.00||Mary-Jo Keenan||07/01/2017||$100.00||Dawkins Hodges||07/01/2017||$25.00||Melinda, I'm tied up with fundraising for a Habitat house in Kona, HI for the team I'm leading there in September. Best wishes!||Susan Dunlap||06/30/2017||$50.00||Katie Villegas||06/30/2017||$250.00||Lizette Cruz Watko||06/30/2017||$25.00||Best of luck today.||Wesley Hogan||06/30/2017||$250.00||So grateful for the work of Yazmin and other young people working in the spirit of solidarity and human rights.||Hallie Dowling-Huppert||06/30/2017||$25.00||Happy 25! Grateful for all the amazing work SAF does for our communities!||Katherine Furgurson||06/30/2017||$25.00||Eduardo Martinez Hernandez||06/30/2017||$25.00||so much love for SAF!||Steven Petrow||06/30/2017||$250.00||Susan Mako||06/30/2017||$10.00||Enrique Torres||06/30/2017||$25.00||Congrats on your 25th Anniversary.||Jane Tharpe||06/30/2017||$50.00||Thanks Cris for all your great work!||Celisa Steele||06/30/2017||$25.00||Bob Hall||06/30/2017||$100.00||already get emails for SAF. just wanted to help with this special request and honor your great work.||Ralph Jones||06/30/2017||$250.00||For my son Eric who worked pre-SAF in the summer of '92.||Bonnie R. Campbell||06/30/2017||$50.00||Amy Dosser||06/30/2017||$25.00||Laura Neish||06/30/2017||$250.00||Johanna Bernhardt||06/30/2017||$25.00||Susan Trabka||06/30/2017||$50.00||Congratulations and happy anniversary Melinda & crew! Carry on but do take a little rest on your laurels...||Archie and Mary Jo Johnson||06/30/2017||$25.00||Jenna Williams Horgan||06/30/2017||$50.00||Grateful for these important programs in our community!||Barbara Lau||06/30/2017||$50.00||Congratulations on 25 years of activism!||Tim Walter||06/30/2017||$500.00||Walter Wieman||06/30/2017||$25.00||Church of Reconciliation||06/30/2017||$250.00||Shirley Wiggins||06/30/2017||$100.00||Helen & John Quincy Adams||06/30/2017||$25.00||Ilana Dubester||06/29/2017||$100.00||This donation is from me and Gary Phillips. Will email you form to get $100 matching gift from ZSR. Suerte!||Amy Trost||06/29/2017||$50.00||Chris Brown||06/29/2017||$50.00||April Walker||06/29/2017||$25.00||Marilyn Hays||06/29/2017||$100.00||Kathy Dyda||06/29/2017||$100.00||Sharlene Simon||06/29/2017||$25.00||Thanks, Cris Rivera, for your efforts to make our community better for everyone.||Daniel McKown Hudgins||06/29/2017||$50.00||Jennie Wilburn Belle||06/29/2017||$25.00||Cornelia Seiffert||06/29/2017||$25.00||Cris Rivera!!||Ilene Waterstone||06/29/2017||$25.00||Always glad to help Cris.||Pat & Amy Dillon||06/29/2017||$25.00||Cheryl Seymour||06/29/2017||$100.00||Thomas Beckett||06/29/2017||$25.00||Fight the good fight!||Robyn Bissette||06/29/2017||$25.00||Tes Rivera||06/29/2017||$25.00||Thanks for carrying the torch.||Jennifer Creadick||06/29/2017||$25.00||Catherine Brockman||06/29/2017||$100.00||Rhonda Lee||06/29/2017||$50.00||Marcia & Bill Lorimer||06/29/2017||$50.00||Samantha Lubkin||06/29/2017||$100.00||For Cris!!||Lisa and Matt Pipeling||06/29/2017||$100.00||Ann Moss Joyner||06/29/2017||$25.00||Erin Leyson||06/29/2017||$25.00||Amy Evans||06/28/2017||$200.00||Tom Bacon||06/28/2017||$50.00||Chris Bernart||06/28/2017||$25.00||Farmworker Justice||06/27/2017||$100.00||James Fernandes||06/27/2017||$25.00||Michael Bacon||06/27/2017||$50.00||Kathryn Parkins||06/27/2017||$250.00||Greg Palmer||06/27/2017||$25.00||Harlan Campbell||06/27/2017||$25.00||<3||Laurie Fox||06/27/2017||$50.00||Julio Ramirez||06/27/2017||$25.00||Thank you for what you do||Greg Britz / Elizabeth Brown||06/26/2017||$25.00||Pablo Escobar||06/26/2017||$25.00||Congratulations!||Katie Horstmann||06/26/2017||$30.00||Mary Henry Thompson||06/26/2017||$50.00||Sharon Brown-Singleton||06/26/2017||$25.00||Great organization with great staff helping great people. Sharon||Meg Goodhand||06/26/2017||$25.00||Marie and David Sappenfield||06/26/2017||$250.00||Cameron DuBois||06/26/2017||$25.00||Leila Wolfrum||06/23/2017||$50.00||On Cris's team||Alexa Dilworth||06/23/2017||$500.00||Congrats to SAF on 25 years of amazing work!||Tracey Clayton||06/21/2017||$50.00||My daughter, Allison Clayton worked with this wonderful organization! Keep up the good work and good luck reaching your goal!||Artie Michael Gambill||06/21/2017||$50.00||Patricia & Michael Parker||06/21/2017||$50.00||Mig Murphy Sistrom||06/21/2017||$250.00||David Tennenbaum||06/21/2017||$100.00||Jeanette Stokes||06/21/2017||$500.00||United Church of Chapel Hill||06/20/2017||$250.00||Alexander Poeter||06/20/2017||$250.00||Thank you SAF for helping to make the world a better place for everyone!||Lynn McKnight||06/19/2017||$500.00||Tema Okun||06/19/2017||$500.00||This is from Tom Stern and Tema Okun. Thanks for all your good work.||Magdalene Leigh & William Clayton Bordley||06/17/2017||$250.00||Carolyn Corrie||06/17/2017||$125.00||Chris & Michelle Heavener||06/16/2017||$300.00||Laura Hanson||06/15/2017||$500.00||Michael Durbin||06/13/2017||$500.00||Katrina Holliday||06/13/2017||$2,500.00||In honor of Melinda Wiggins||Anonymous Friend||06/13/2017||$250.00||Ana Holmes Voss||06/13/2017||$500.00||Cecile Noel||06/12/2017||$2,500.00||Hummel Family Fund, Inc||06/12/2017||$500.00||Laxmi Haynes Hummel||06/12/2017||$250.00||Thomas Constantine||06/12/2017||$750.00||Sandy Irving||06/12/2017||$250.00||Deborah L. Jakubs||06/08/2017||$250.00||Congratulations on 25 years of good work!||Ruth H. and N. Russell Roberson||06/07/2017||$250.00||Deborah and Dan Sorin||06/07/2017||$400.00||Jack Preiss||06/06/2017||$250.00||This keeps Joan's name alive.||Chris & Lucinda Covert Vail||06/05/2017||$1,000.00||Donation from Chris and Lucinda Covert-Vail||Gita Gulati-Partee||06/03/2017||$250.00||Cris Rivera & Beth Stringfield||05/30/2017||$250.00||Esteban Echeverria||05/16/2017||$250.00||Julia Elsee||03/20/2017||$1,000.00|