Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday's Successful Apple Harvest

Below is a message from Michael, our harvesting coordinator.

Hello all,

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.

Michael Mayette
Harvesting Coordinator and Product Manager

Photos of this event should be forthcoming and will be posted on this blog. Be sure to check back.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank you Love Club!

Iskashitaa and members of the Catalina Foothills High School Love Club recently teamed up to distribute toilet paper to refugee families in Tucson. The students donated over 800 rolls of toilet paper collected during their toilet paper drive last spring.

Iskashitaa and the refugee families thank the Love Club for all their work and we look forward to working together in the future!

Photo: Iskashitaa's director Barbara Eiswerth and volunteer coordinator Tara with just a few rolls of the love club's tp donation.

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