Migrant Farm Worker Educational Assistance ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: Migrant Farm Worker Students

Over three million students graduate from U.S. high schools every year. Most get the opportunity to test their dreams and live their American story. However, a group of approximately 65,000 youth annually are not eligible for federal or state financial aid for college because they were brought to this country by their parents without legal permission.

The Harvest of Hope Foundation believes that documented and undocumented children of migrant farm workers should be offered the same opportunity to the education that all American students have access to. In support of this, the Foundation manages several educational funds to provide scholarships to children of migrant farm workers attending college or other post-secondary education.

For more information regarding the various types of migrant farm worker educaitonal assistance and services we offer, please contact the foundation president, Phil Kellerman at info@harvestofhope.net.

The DREAM Act is a bipartisan legislation ‒ pioneered by Sen. Orin Hatch [R-UT] and Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] ‒ that can solve this hemorrhaging injustice in our society. Under the rigorous provisions of the DREAM Act, qualifying undocumented youth would be eligible for a 6 year long conditional path to citizenship that requires completion of a college degree or two years of military service. Read More

Migrant Farm workers Earn Your Support ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation – Gainesville, Florida ::: Trabajadores Migrantes de Agricoltura

Everyday Americans from across the country consume tons of fresh produce for energy and nutrition. Please stop to consider the individuals who are responsible for harvesting the food we all need to sustain our daily way of life.

Migrant farm workers often go unnoticed yet contribute directly to each of our lives though the means of planting and harvesting many nutritious foods that include Tomatoes, Chocolate (Coca Plants), Soybeans, Blueberries, Watermelons, Peaches, Sugar Beets, Oranges, Sugar (Cane Sugar), Coffee, Strawberries, Tea and much more.

Migrant farm workers and their families constantly relocate to follow the planting or harvest of the next seasonal crop. Most of these families are second and third generation migrant families. These families are usually very poor. The farm workers and their families are one of the most disadvantaged and at-risk populations in the United States. They are not seen, not heard, and often not helped.

Children of migrant farm workers are an extremely vulnerable population. These children face a transient lifestyle that interferes with a stable, continuous education and community. Many migrant farm workers are American citizens, either born in America or have obtained legal residency. Some come from countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, China, and unfortunately, there is no current path for them to become legal residents or citizens.

Download Brochure, Logo, Media Kit, Guidelines & Nonprofit Certifications | Harvest of Hope Foundation

This is the downloadable resource section of our web site. From here you can download a wide variety of marketing material including applications, brochures, antique promotional flyers and the Harvest of Hope logo.

Our organizational logo is a unique composite logo that consists of text and a graphic image that is used to communicate our organizational identity and mission. Because the Harvest of Hope Foundation logo and brand identity is a valuable marketing tool that assists in communicating the philosophy of the Foundation, we would like to ask that the Harvest of Foundation is not edited or changed from it’s original form. For more information, please download our Media Kit.

Call the National Migrant Education Hotline 1-800-234-8848. Hotline available 24 hours a day,

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Migrant Farm Worker Resources | Migrant Educational Resources | Seasonal Farm Worker Advocates and Agencies | Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Foundation is proud to recognize the following business partners for their continued support of our mission and day-to-day humaniterian services we provide to migrant farm workers and their families throughout the United States. These valued partners have either contributed financially to Harvest of Hope; assisted us in publicizing our events and fund raisers, donated product and/or services, or co-sponsored one of our benefit events.

College In Colorado: Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Although the state of Colorado does not yet have a law allowing undocumented students to attend college at in-state tuition fees, there are a few scholarship opportunities that these students are eligible to apply for. On this web site you will find links to scholarships that support the path to higher education regardless of a student’s status in the United States.

ESCORT National Migrant Hotline

The National Migrant Education Hotline is free and accessible to migrant farmworkers and their families anywhere in the United States. The calls are answered by Hotline specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

North Carolina Farm Worker Institute

The Farmworker Institute is a project of the NC Council of Churches’ Farmworker Ministry Committee in collaboration with the NC Office of the National Farm Worker Ministry.

Call the National Migrant Education Hotline at 1-800-234-8848.

Hotline available 24 hours day, 7 days a week.

The Harvest of Hope Foundation lends a “helping-hand” – not a “hand-out”. Our organization uses strict guidelines… [read more]

The Harvest of Hope Foundation for migrant farm workers welcomes individuals and groups interested in volunteering… [read more]

Over the past several years, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has been accepting donations of new and gently used shoes… [read more]

The Harvest of Hope Foundation operates a fund raiser store on eBay where we re-sell rare political memorabilia… [read more]

Harvest of Hope Fest | HOH FEST | Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Music Festtival also know as HOH FEST is a unique celebration because it brings together hundreds of progressive and talented bands playing to support our nation’s migrant farm workers. Migrant agricultural workers harvest our fruits and vegetables in rural areas invisible and out of sight of most Americans. They earn our support with their incredible hard work. They travel long distances for field work most Americans will not do, earn relatively little for their effort and struggle to find adequate housing and health services. I have been an advocate for migrant farmworkers for over 20 years and I know that they earn our support. However, corporate and public support is limited and often not available at all.

What makes the Harvest of Hope Fest a uniquely special time is that it is a serious charity event to raise funds for the Harvest of Hope Foundation to provide emergency and educational financial to migrant farm workers and their families across the country.

Call the National Migrant Education Hotline 1-800-234-8848. Hotline available 24 hours a day,

7 days a week.

As of June 1, 2011, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has announce that there will not be a 2012 HOH Fest in St. Augustine, Florida.

As of August 1, 2010, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has announced that there will not be a 2011 HOH Fest in St. Augustine, Florida.

The second annual Harvest of Hope Fest is a unique celebration, held March 12-14th, 2010, which will bring together over 100 progressive and talented bands playing to support our nation’s migrant farm workers. They harvest our fruits and vegetables in rural areas out of sight of most Americans. They earn our support with their incredible hard work. They travel long distances for field work most Americans will not do, earn relatively little for their effort and struggle to find adequate housing and health services. I have been an advocate for migrant farmworkers for over 20 years and I know that they earn our support. However, corporate and public support is limited and often not available at all.

What makes the Harvest of Hope Fest a uniquely special time is that it is a serious charity event to raise funds for the Harvest of Hope Foundation to provide emergency and educational financial to migrant farm workers and their families across the country. I look forward to seeing you at the Fest as we join together to hear great music while lending a hand to migrant farm workers who provide to us our daily bounty of food.

In an effort to help our hard-working yet needy migrant farm workers and their families, the Harvest of Hope Fest, scheduled for March 12-14th at the Saint Johns County Fairgrounds in St. Augustine, Florida.

2010 Musical Artists

  • The Mountain Goats
  • Billy Bragg
  • Dr. Dog
  • Rogue Wave
  • Senses Fail
  • Anti-Flag
  • Man Man
  • Dead Prez
  • Kimya Dawson
  • Delta Spirit
  • Torche
  • Stike Anywhere
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars
  • Sea Wolf
  • Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith
  • Dead Confederate
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Portugal. the Man
  • Samiam
  • Leatherface
  • Dead to Me
  • Fruit Bats
  • Bear in Heaven
  • Freelance Whales
  • Cobra Skulls
  • Small Brown Bike
  • Danielson
  • Twin Tigers
  • Blacksheep
  • Coalesce
  • Rev Peytons Big Damn Band
  • James Husband (of Of Montreal)
  • Signals (ex Mae Shi)
  • Ortolan
  • Mercury Program
  • Stars of Track and Field
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Loved Ones
  • Past Lives
  • forgetters
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • Asshole Parade
  • Defiance Ohio
  • Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves
  • Bomb the Music Industry
  • Dear Landlord
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Billy Bragg
  • Dr. Dog
  • Rogue Wave
  • Senses Fail
  • Anti-Flag
  • Man Man
  • Dead Prez
  • Kimya Dawson
  • Delta Spirit
  • Torche
  • Stike Anywhere
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars
  • Sea Wolf
  • Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith
  • Dead Confederate
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Portugal. the Man
  • Samiam
  • Leatherface
  • Dead to Me
  • Fruit Bats
  • Bear in Heaven
  • Freelance Whales
  • Cobra Skulls
  • Small Brown Bike
  • Danielson
  • Twin Tigers
  • Blacksheep
  • Coalesce
  • Rev Peytons Big Damn Band
  • James Husband (of Of Montreal)
  • Signals (ex Mae Shi)
  • Ortolan
  • Mercury Program
  • Stars of Track and Field
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Loved Ones
  • Past Lives
  • forgetters
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • Asshole Parade
  • Defiance Ohio
  • Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves
  • Bomb the Music Industry
  • Dear Landlord
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Billy Bragg
  • Dr. Dog
  • Rogue Wave
  • Senses Fail
  • Anti-Flag
  • Man Man
  • Dead Prez
  • Kimya Dawson
  • Delta Spirit
  • Torche
  • Stike Anywhere
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars
  • Sea Wolf
  • Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith
  • Dead Confederate
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Portugal. the Man
  • Samiam
  • Leatherface
  • Dead to Me
  • Fruit Bats
  • Bear in Heaven
  • Freelance Whales
  • Cobra Skulls
  • Small Brown Bike
  • Danielson
  • Twin Tigers
  • Blacksheep
  • Coalesce
  • Rev Peytons Big Damn Band
  • James Husband (of Of Montreal)
  • Signals (ex Mae Shi)
  • Ortolan
  • Mercury Program
  • Stars of Track and Field
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Loved Ones
  • Past Lives
  • forgetters
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • Asshole Parade
  • Defiance Ohio
  • Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves
  • Bomb the Music Industry
  • Dear Landlord

The first Harvest of Hope Music Festival is a three day, multiple stage, alternative music festival, March 10-13th, 2009, located in St. Augustine, Florida. This charity event was created to help benefit and raise awareness for the Harvest of Hope Foundation (www.harvestofhope.net), a nonprofit charity organization that provides educational grants, scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and service oriented aid to migrant farm workers and seasonal farm workers all accross the United States. The primary mission of our event is to help generate a higher level of social conscious regarding the multifaceted life and hardships of underpaid and overworked seasonal farm workers, migrant farm worker and undocumented farm workers.

Donate Textbooks ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: www.harvestofhope.net

Textbooks, Course Books, Prep Books

On behalf of the Harvest of Hope Foundation, we would like to invite you to partner with us during our Textbook Donation Campaign starting Fall 2011 through to May 2012. During the campaign, we’re seeking donations of new/used textbooks, prep books, and graphic calculators.

Why are we collecting Textbooks?

The Harvest of Hope Foundation is seeking socially minded individuals and motivated student/professional organizations to help collect used/new textbooks in your local area or on your college campus. The books will be listed on our Amazon.com web store and resold. All proceedes will go to the nonprofit Harvest of Hope Foundation.

Why get involved?

Stand in solidarity with the community nonprofit Harvest of Hope Foundation by showcasing your organization’s support for the men, women and children who harvest the fruits and vegetables we all eat to sustain the life we live. Migrant farm workers and their families constantly relocate to follow the planting or harvest of the next seasonal crop. Most of these families are second and third generation migrant families. These families are usually very poor, are not seen, not heard, and often not helped.

What is the Harvest of Hope Foundation?

Located in Gainesville, Florida, The Harvest of Hope Foundation is a unique non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that has been providing migrant farm workers and their families with emergency relief and financial assistance for over 15 years. As of November 1, 2011 the Foundation has distributed more than $910,000 in aid. For more about the Harvest of Hope, visit us at www.harvestofhope.net.

We hope we can further our partnership and we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us at info@harvestofhope.net.

Get Involved. The Harvest of Hope Foundation for migrant farm workers welcomes individuals and groups interested in volunteering or organizing fund raisers in your local area. [read more]

Our Mission ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: Supporting Migrant Farm Workers since 1997

The Mission of the Harvest of Hope Foundation is to provide emergency financial assistance and help coordinate critical social services that are not readily available to migrant farm workers and seasonal agricultural workers at the Federal, State and County levels. We also supply educational financial assistance & scholarships to hardworking migrant students who have excelled in scholastic achievements as well as issue grants to migrant service oriented agencies. We strive to educate today’s society through social awareness about the life struggles and difficult plight of migrant agricultural and seasonal farm workers.

Call the National Migrant Education Hotline 1-800-234-8848. Hotline available 24 hours a day,

7 days a week.

Financial Fund Accounts managed by the Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: Donations are Welcome!

The Harvest of Hope Foundation manages 43 financial funds established by private individuals, migrant advocates, and/or civic groups to provide aid to specific migrant-related causes, groups of migrants, or migrant agricultural workers in specific geographic locations. You are welcome to target your donation to any fund of choice or to our general emerency migrant farm worker fund.

If you are interested in establishing a fund in honor or memory of an important individual, please contact Philip Kellerman, President at 352-372-1312 or by email at info@harvestofhope.net.

 

  • Support Migrant Farmworkers-General Emergency Fund
  • Alachua County Migrant Project Fund
  • Arkansas Migrant Scholarship Fund
  • Bainbridge Georgia Migrant Scholarship Fund
  • California Migrant Farmworker Fund
  • Collier Co FL Migrant Senior High Scholarship Fund
  • Colorado Memorial Fund for FL. Migrant Students
  • Colorado Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Cortez Fund for GA. Migrant Students
  • Earl Wiggins Food for Farmworker Families Fund
  • Elizabeth Alfred Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • FL. Growers Fund for Exemplary Migrant Students
  • Florida Early Breast Cancer Detection Fund
  • Frank Campano Memorial Fund
  • Ganas Fund
  • Green Pastures Fund
  • Hope, Arkansas Migrant Stopover Emergency Fund
  • Jose Amateco Scholarship Fund
  • Jose Rodriguez Migrant Fund
  • Kentucky Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Leah Levy Memorial Fund
  • Lidia Mondragon Scholarship Fund
  • Maine Migrant Farmworker Emergency Fund
  • Manuel Recio Scholarship Fund
  • Minnesota Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Missouri Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Moreno Michigan Migrant Emergency Fund
  • New York Migrant Emergency and Educational Fund
  • North Carolina Migrant Emergency Fund
  • North Florida Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Oregon Migrant Fund
  • Pasco County Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Path to Scholarships
  • Pennsylvania Migrant Farmworker Fund
  • Polk County Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Regresando a La Casa (Returning Home) Fund
  • Rosio Perez Scholarship Fund
  • South Carolina Migrant Emergency Fund
  • South New Jersey Migrant Emergency Fund
  • St Edwards College Assistance Migrant Program Fund
  • SUNY Oneonta College Assist. Migrant Program Fund
  • Texas Migrant Emergency Fund
  • Willie Harvey Honorary Migrant Emergency Fund

Are you interested in making a financial donation to one of the above funds? To contribute, you may donate here.

Donate Gently Used/New Shoes and Footwear ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: www.harvestofhope.net

Sizes 6-9 greatly needed!

This year the Harvest of Hope Foundation of Gainesville, Florida has distributed more than 1,200 pairs of donated gently used and new shoes and sneakers to migrant programs around the country to give to migrant farm workers and families

If you have gently used shoes that you just don’t wear anymore, here is a chance to recycle them by donating them to hard working migrant farm workers and their families harvesting and producing many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy daily. They need adequate footwear for field work and often cannot afford to purchase shoes for their children. We accept all sizes but sizes 6-9 are preferred.

Gainesville Area Donations

Through the continued support of our outstanding community partners, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has set up these drop-off locations for your used or new footwear.

1) Lloyd Clarke Sports Store at 1501 NW 13t Street very close to NW 16th Avenue. Tel: 372-7836

2) Orange and Blue Textbooks at 309 NW 13th Street close to University Avenue. Tel: 375-2707

3) Orange and Blue Textbooks at 3421 West University Avenue, by NW 34th Street. Tel: 378-0070

Donations Outside of Gainesville

If you reside outside of the Gainesville, Florida area, please contact Phil Kellerman, Foundation president, by email at info@harvestofhope.net concerning your donation. Please email him the number of shoes being donated and the state and zip code you are located. Phil will make contact with you concerning collection and distribution of your donation.

If you have a large collection of shoes to donate, the Harvest of Hope Foundation is willing to pay for the shipping via parcel post (least expensive). However, since we are a humanitarian organization, we welcome folks to pay for shipping on their own to save the foundation money to be used to provide emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farm workers and families.

Fall 2011 Shoe Donation Campaign [download press release]

  • Lloyd Clarke Sports
  • CHISPAS of UF
  • OBT Textbooks
  • Regions Bank (Tower Road)

Get Involved. The Harvest of Hope Foundation for migrant farm workers welcomes individuals and groups interested in volunteering or organizing fund raisers in your local area. [read more]

Upcoming Charity Fund Raisers ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation ::: Events Calender

Campaign for An American DREAM (CAD) and Harvest of Hope Foundation (HOH) will hold a concert fund raiser on Saturday, April 14, Campaign featuring Salsa Singer and Songwriter, Belio Antonio. Additional Latin music by Ramos Pinta and Dj Cacique. The event will be held at the Atlantic Nightspot at 15 N. Main St. Doors open at 9 p.m. and dj music starts at 9 p.m. Bands start at 10pm.

General Admission: $15

Advance Student Tickets: $10 (Only available at OBT Textbooks at 309 NW 13th St.)

The mission the Campaign for An American DREAM is to walk across the nation from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. creating dialogue around the passage of the DREAM Act and immigration reform with the values of equality, unity, and diversity. CAD believes all people are equal, all those who areoppressed should be united, and our daily lives and the

Campaign itself highlight diversity.

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The Harvest of Hope Foundation in partnership with Backyard @ Boca Fiesta & Palomino Pool Hall presents the second annual HOH: 8-Ball Pool Tournament and Charity Fund raiser at the Palomino Pool Hall at 19 Southeast 2nd Pl., Gainesville, FL 32601.

First place winner receives $250 cash. Second & Third place winners receive prizes valued up to $150 each. Winners trophies donated by event sponsor The Trophy Shop. Special thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon for donating the winning cash prize!

This is a singles tournament.

Tournament Registration: $15. Register at the Palomino Pool Hall. Limit of 50 players.

Open Practice Time – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tournament Time – 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Harvest of Hope Foundation in partnership with Backyard @ Boca Fiesta & Palomino Pool Hall presents “A BACKYARD THROW DOWN”.

Music starts at 10pm.

  • CUTMAN
  • PARTY DRAG
  • CHILDREN’S CHILDREN

Admission: $5. All ages show. 21+ to drink.

PAY AT THE DOOR. NO PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

We invite you to join the Harvest of Hope Foundation on Sunday, Feb 19th at Jack Rabbits Live in Jacksonville, FL. Doors at 7 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Door cover/donation is $10.

Sunday, January 15

Talk on Immigration – Is There a Just Solution?

On Sunday evening, January 8, 2012 from 5-6:30 p.m., The Harvest of Hope Foundation would like to invite you to join our discussion “Talk on Immigration – Is There a Just Solution?” at University Lutheran Church at 1826 West University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. The event is open to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in organizing a fund raiser or would like to host a fund raiser in your local area, please contact Philip Kellerman at 352-372-1312 or by e-mail at info@harvestofhope.net.

Call the National Migrant Education Hotline 1-800-234-8848. Hotline available 24 hours a day,

7 days a week.

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