The New Roots Program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson empowers refugees to grow their own food for their families and for the market. Many refugees have agrarian backgrounds, and the program allows them to employ their skills for the economic advancement of themselves and their families. Garden closure due to COVID-19 had an impact on refugee gardeners and the gardens themselves. As we launch in-person workshops and prepare for the fall planting season, we ask for your support in revitalizing our program so we can support 25-30 refugee families in growing their own healthy, fresh food.
The donation tiers below outline how your support directly impacts refugee gardeners in Tucson! This fundraiser will run from August 2, 2021- September 5, 2021 and funds will be used immediately as outlined.
$5: Purchases a pack of seeds for a refugee gardener
$10: Covers the cost of water for one refugee gardener for a month
$15: Sponsors a refugee family’s garden plot for one month
$25: Purchases a new garden tool for a community garden
$35: Purchases compost for two refugee garden families
$50: Purchases harder-to-find, culturally appropriate seeds for four refugee gardeners
$75: Sponsors a refugee family’s garden plot for a full season
$150: Sponsors a refugee family’s garden plot for a full year
$200: Purchases harder-to-find, culturally appropriate seeds for twenty-five refugee gardeners
$250: Covers the water costs for twenty-five refugee families for a month
$1,000: Purchases enough compost for twenty-five refugee gardeners
$1,500: Sponsors ten refugee family’s garden plots for a full year
$3,000: Covers the water cost for twenty-five refugee families for a year
Make your donation here: https://help.rescue.org/donate/us-tucson-az
You have our gratitude for making refugees welcome and bringing them from Harm to Home!