Harvest of Hope Foundation

If you care about treating workers fairly and justly, we have an exciting and flavorful opportunity for you. The Harvest of Hope Foundation and Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company both of Gainesville, Florida have joined forces to sell you some of the world’s best organic and fair trade coffee while contributing to migrant farmworkers’ emergency assistance and educational funds.

The Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company has provided the Harvest of Hope Foundation with retail sizes of their popular certified organically grown coffee. For every package you buy, 50% is contributed to the Harvest of Hope Foundation, which provides emergency assistance and educational scholarships to migrant farmworkers, their familes, and their children.

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Harvest of Hope Foundation – News and Upcoming Events

Harvest of Hope Foundation – News and
Upcoming Events

Against Me!

at Common Grounds Coffehouse

Please help Diana Olalde…

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Harvest of Hope Foundation, which Against Me! is proud to support, is currently seeking donations towards the cost of a life-saving bone marrow transplant for 6-year old Diana Olalde of Tifton, Georgia. Diana was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2006 and was treated with chemotherapy, but then suffered a relapse in August this year. Her doctors are now saying that she must have a bone marrow transplant within a month, but the approximate cost of such a transplant can cost $500,000 or more.

Diana’s family is unable to contemplate affording such a transplant, so any amount that anyone can generously donate would be, needless to say, immensely appreciated. Any donations are also tax-deductible.

For more information on Diana and her condition please feel free to visit: http://www.myspace.com/olalde2007. And if you can help Diana in any way, big or small, please send a check or money order—indicating on your donation that it is for Diana Olalde—to:

Harvest of Hope Foundation
Attn: Philip Kellerman, President 5809 NW 67th Court

Gainesville, Florida 32653

The Harvest of Hope Foundation (http://www.harvestofhope.net) was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to provide emergency and educational financial aid to former and current migrant farm workers and their families. Since its establishment, Harvest of Hope has distributed close to $600,000 for critical car repairs, medical services, utilities, food, clothing, funeral expenses and scholarships to children of migrant farm workers who wish to attend college.

Posted by Against Me! • 11/14/2007 at 07:38 AM

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The Gainesville Sun

www.GainesvilleSun.com

Nov 29, 2007

By BILL DEAN
Sun entertainment editor You’re a fast rising punk band, your album was called best of the year by Spin magazine. So whatcha gonna do for Thanksgiving – trash L.A.? Reopen CBGB? Count greenbacks in the Caymans?

If you’re Gainesville’s Against Me! you play a packed show in Chicago on Thanksgiving night and give all the proceeds to your favorite charity.

The charity was Gainesville’s Harvest For Hope Foundation. And singer Tom Gabel’s act of writing it a check for $6,800 minutes after the show is further proof that Against Me! puts its money where its lyrics are.

And despite how successful the four-man-band has already become – they recently played Letterman and two huge festivals in Europe – they’re keeping their eyes on a “do right” prize.

“If you listen to the lyrics to their songs, they aren’t just throwaway lyrics; they are real-life experiences,” says Ed Kellerman, communications director of Harvest of Hope, which is unique among charities because it solely benefits emergency and educational needs for migrant farm workers and their families, Kellerman says.

Kellerman said the money from Against Me!’s gig at Chicago’s Metro on Thanksgiving night came from “proceeds from the gate sales, right after the show.”

The twist that puts the cranberry sauce on top of this Turkey Day tale is that the longtime Gville band played their hearts out on Thanksgiving to benefit some of the same people whose labor helped to bring food to Thanksgiving tables around the country.

In his remarks just before Against Me! took the stage for its acoustic set, Kellerman made that point to the 1,800 fans who paid $19 a pop to be there Thanksgiving night.

“I looked at the crowd and said ‘Isn’t it wonderful that we’ve just eaten all the fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and nuts that have been harvested by migrant farm workers and isn’t it great that we’re here on Thanksgiving day raising money to help them?'” And what was the crowd’s response? Many dug even deeper in their pockets. “They started throwing money at us up there,” Kellerman says. “I was just knocked out by the reception.”

Bill Dean can be reached at 374-5039 or bill.dean@gvillesun.com.

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We are constantly coming up with events to help raise money and awareness for the Harvest of Hope Foundation.

If you would be interested in putting on an event, contact the president.

Harvest of Hope Foundation – Grants, Scholarships & Fund

The Harvest of Hope Foundation was established in 1997 as the only national foundation to raise funds exclusively for migrant farm worker individuals and families.

As of June 14, 2007, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed over $534,000 to migrant farm workers and families around the country for repairs to vehicles, housing, utilities, medical services and bills, food, clothing, funeral expenses and tuition for migrant students attending college. In addition, the Foundation has issued small grants to migrant-related support service organizations.

Federal, state and other public aid to migrant farm workers has become increasingly restrictive, and, in many cases, not available at all. The Harvest of Hope Foundation has been called upon to fill in the gaps in service to this most hard-working and deserving, yet needy group of laborers.

I established in the Harvest of Hope Foundation through an inheritence from my grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand – a long time social worker and advocate for the indigent. Private donations fund the endowment of the Foundation as well as the emergency fund.

See our most recent annual report outlining sample Foundation expenditures.

Your interest and donations are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Philip Kellerman, President

Harvest of Hope Foundation

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The Harvest of Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Please make donations payable to:

The Harvest of Hope Foundation 5809 NW 67th Ct.

Gainesville, FL 32653

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Harvest of Hope Foundation – Board of Directors

Philip Kellerman, President 5809 NW 67th Court Gainesville, Florida 32653 Tel: 352-372-1312 Tel: 888-922-4673 

E-mail: kellerhope@cox.net

Thanks to an inheritance from his grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand, Philip Kellerman established the Harvest of Hope Foundation in 1997 as a result of responding to calls from migrant farm workers and families via the National Migrant Education Hotline. The Foundation was developed to provide financial help, often unavailable at the federal, state and local level, to migrant farm workers and families around the country.

Mr. Kellerman has been in migrant education since 1989 with the ESCORT Migrant Education Program, based at the New York State University College at Oneonta. He also was a special education teacher in Miami, Florida for six years. He has a B.A. in Special Education/Elementary Education and an M.A. in Special Education.

In September, 2003, Mr. Kellerman and the Harvest of Hope Foundation received an award from the Title I Migrant Education Program of the Florida Department of Education in “honor of outstanding contributions to the education of Florida’s migrant children.”

Dina Sevayega, Treasurer 21 Feiden Latham, NY 121105001 Tel: (518) 783-0641

dsevayeg@mail.nysed.gov

Dina Sevayega was born the child of Hispanic migrant farm workers in Texas, and thus has lived the migrant experience in full. She overcame many moves and disruptions to her education as a youth to obtain her doctorate. She is currently an Associate in Higher Education/Teacher Education in the New York State Education Department. For four years, Ms. Sevayega has been involved in a service learning project at the State University College in Oneonta, New York, where she shares her migrant experiences with students preparing to be teachers and who organize activities to raise funds for the Harvest of Hope Foundation.

Michelle Rosinek, Secretary 3622 Monticello Commons Norcross, Georgia 30092 Tel: 770-447-6011

E-mail:MRos747968@aol.com

Michelle Rosinek recently went into semi-retirement and is now working half-time as a teacher of English as a Second Language in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to her teaching assignment in 1997, she was employed for 13 years at the Georgia Department of Education as an Education Program Specialist for the Migrant Education Program.

Ms. Rosinek graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor in Education, majoring in special education. Her post graduate work was completed at Georgia State University, where she received her Masters in Special Education and Related Vocational Instruction. Ms. Rosinek has served on many regional, state and national committees for the improvement of education and services for migrant children. She has received a number of awards for community service in the Atlanta area.

Christian De Los Santos 2400 Yorktown, Apt. 80 Houston, Texas 77027 Tel: 713-626-1544

E-mail:christian904@netzero.com

Mr. De Los Santos currently serves as Elementary and Middle School District Coordinator of Migrant Programs for the Houston Independent School District. This encompasses 295 schools and 12 sub-districts within the school district. Mr. De Los Santos is instrumental in operating the Summer School Migrant Program for migrant students not served by an alternative summer program. During the year he leads a team of staff who work with three and four year olds at home. Mr. De Los Santos has conducted professional staff development to teachers who with migrant students and has been a Bilingual/ESL Instructional Supervisor.

Harvest of Hope Foundation – Contact Us

Welcome to Proyecto Libros de Familia (Project Family Books!) This project is an exciting and innovative initiative to introduce and bring books into the homes of migrant farm working families in our community. We are happy to have you on board! We ask that you have a natural curiosity and genuine concern for migrant workers and their families. That will show through in the work that you do in this project.

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Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Foundation was established in 1997 as the only national foundation to raise funds exclusively for migrant farm worker individuals and families.

As of November 1, 2003, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed over $184,000 to migrant farm workers and families around the country for repairs to vehicles, housing, utilities, medical services and bills, food, clothing, funeral expenses and tuition for migrant students attending college. In addition, the Foundation has issued small grants to migrant-related support service organizations.

Federal, state and other public aid to migrant farm workers has become increasingly restrictive, and, in many cases, not available at all. The Harvest of Hope Foundation has been called upon to fill in the gaps in service to this most hard-working and deserving, yet needy group of laborers.

I established in the Harvest of Hope Foundation through an inheritence from my grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand – a long time social worker and advocate for the indigent. Private donations fund the endowment of the Foundation as well as the emergency fund.

See our most recent annual report outlining sample Foundation expenditures.

Your interest and donations are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Philip Kellerman, President

Harvest of Hope Foundation

12/06/04

$500 emergency grant to Telamon Corporation of Holland, Michigan, to distribute gas money to migrant families losing their jobs due to the closing of Money’s Foods, and needing aid to return to Texas.

Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Foundation was established in 1997 as the only national foundation to raise funds exclusively for migrant farm worker individuals and families.

As of November 1, 2003, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed over $184,000 to migrant farm workers and families around the country for repairs to vehicles, housing, utilities, medical services and bills, food, clothing, funeral expenses and tuition for migrant students attending college. In addition, the Foundation has issued small grants to migrant-related support service organizations.

Federal, state and other public aid to migrant farm workers has become increasingly restrictive, and, in many cases, not available at all. The Harvest of Hope Foundation has been called upon to fill in the gaps in service to this most hard-working and deserving, yet needy group of laborers.

I established in the Harvest of Hope Foundation through an inheritence from my grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand – a long time social worker and advocate for the indigent. Private donations fund the endowment of the Foundation as well as the emergency fund.

See our most recent annual report outlining sample Foundation expenditures.

Your interest and donations are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Philip Kellerman, President

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