GeneralAid to our nation’s hard working, yet needy migrant farmworkers is often limited or not available at all. The Harvest of Hope Foundation is frequently called upon as last resort for help to those who work the fields to bring to us our daily bounty of fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods. In order to meet more of the requests that we receive for aid, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has set a goal of raising $250,000 in 2010. Please help us to reach our goal by making a donation. You will be saying loudly that migrant farmworkers earn our support! Thank you. Philip Kellerman, President.
MoviesThe Harvest of Hope Foundation would like to recognize Double Donut Productions a documentary production company based in Orlando, FL. They are currently producing the Harvest of Hope Documentary, featuring 33 bands from the Harvest of Hope Festival '09 in St. Augustine, FL. The DVD will be released in 09/09. Visit www.doubledonutproductions.com for more details.
HeroesMigrant Farmworkers, Seasonal Farmworkers, Dr. Helen Zand
The Harvest of Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 group operated by President Phillip Kellerman and a Board of Directors with over 80 years in migrant education and human services. As of November 1, 2009, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed over $770,000 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. The Harvest of Hope Foundation serves to: * Support migrant farmworkers and their families with emergency aid; * Issue small grants to programs that assist migrant families; * Provide financial aid to migrant students attending college via the Paths To Scholarships Fund; * Heighten awareness of the plight of migrant farmworkers in the country; * Coordinate with agencies assisting migrant families and their children with education, immunizations and medical needs, and social services. Thanks to an inheritance from his grandmother, Dr. Helen Zand, Phil 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.
Phil Kellerman has been in migrant education since 1989 with the ESCORT Migrant Education Program, based at the New York State University College at Oneonta. Phil 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.
Recently, the Foundation along with No Idea Records of Gainesville, Fl took part in the First Annual Harvest of Hope Music and Art Festival at the St. Johns County Fair Grounds in St. Augustine, Florida. This three day, multiple stage alternative music festival all to benefit and raise awareness for Harvest of Hope Foundation www.harvestofhope.net. The event emphasizes the focus on being family friendly as well as environmentally friendly. showcase not only a large group of musicians who are donating their time and performances to the cause but will also showcase a variety of art shows and films from progressive artists from around the country, non-profits, local businesses and progressive organizations.
2009 Harvest of Hope Fest - Photo Slide Show
Who I'd like to meet:Migrant Farmworkers and Seasonal Farmworkers of The United States of America. Migrant Farmworker Activisit. Migrant Farmwroker Supporters. Linke minded individuals.
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