Below is a message from Michael, our harvesting coordinator.
I would like to thank everybody that participated in this Saturday's apple harvest. Thirty-six refugees from 18 different families, many of whom have never been outside of Tucson, got to spend a wonderful day picking in Wilcox, AZ. With them were over 20 Love Club volunteers from Catalina High School and several Iskashitaa volunteers. All told we came home with 21 large boxes of apples, many of which have been redistributed among the volunteers and the Refugee families that participated.
Special thanks to the Love Club, without whom this opportunity would not have been possible for so many families. Also, to the many Iskashitaa volunteers that helped coordinate and pick-up. Lastly, I would like to extend great thanks to June and Brown's Orchard, who generously gave all of the apples to us for free, and accommodated kindly a much larger group than was anticipated. We hope to do a similar event again in the future with this wonderful Orchard.
Harvesting Coordinator and Product Manager
Photos of this event should be forthcoming and will be posted on this blog. Be sure to check back.