As a non-profit association, we rely on contributions from members, associations and individuals to further our mission to provide a legal and stable workforce for seasonal employers.
Your donation in any amount is appreciated. Currently, your donations to the Washington Farm Labor Association are NOT tax deductible, although we are working on establishing a tax deductible foundation to our association.
Your donation can be earmarked to a particular program or service, or simply made on behalf of our organization’s general activities.
We are currently raising funds for the operational expenses of our Ringold Seasonal Farmworker Housing, and we would be happy to earmark a contribution to that purpose.
The Ringold Seasonal Farmworker Housing project was undertaken beginning in 2007 with the Franklin County Farm Bureau. The purpose of the program is to provide a safe and affordable housing option for migrant farm workers who had been camping out on the Columbia River.
During winter months, Ringold has few occupants. It is not easy to cover costs of a facility that is only completely occupied a few times per year. Nightly rental fees do not bring in enough money to pay the mortgage or the upkeep costs during the winter months.
For $7 per night, a farm worker can rent a bed at Ringold. Your contribution will enable us to reduce this cost for small farmers in the area to incent them to pay for beds on behalf of their workers.
The State of Washington has recognized the financial challenges of running a facility for migrant and seasonal workers, and has therefore committed $15,000 in matching grant funds for operational expenses.
In other words, if you donate $1,000 to Ringold Seasonal Farmworker Housing facility today, your donation will be doubled. If you can only afford $500 or $100, we understand that, and we would gratefully accept your donation. It will still be doubled, up to the maximum of the grant.Please use the form below to submit your generous contribution. Should you have additional questions, please contact Dan Fazio.