WHAT IS FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK?
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for communities to bring attention to the multiple challenges farmworkers face, as well as to shed light on and bring honor to the important contributions farmworkers make to our daily lives.
As part of AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs national effort to bring awareness to the work and lives of farmworkers in the United States, every year we sponsor a long-sleeved shirt drive throughout the United States. Many of AFOP’s member organizations and other groups, organizations, and universities have joined our effort to raise awareness about the dangers farmworkers face working with pesticides and under the sun by participating in the National Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive.
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WHEN IS NFAW?
We celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) during the week of March 23 – March 31, 2020.
WHY A LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT DRIVE?
Farmworkers face long hours of arduous work exposed to dangerous pesticides and extreme weather. With a over a billion pounds of pesticides being use in the U.S. a long-sleeve shirt can help agricultural mitigate exposure to the extreme heat and dangerous chemicals. Therefore, we can help farmworkers be able to live a healthier and safer life while they harvest the food we consume.
- The shirts collected will be distributed among the farmworker community during pesticide safety and heat stress prevention trainings.
Collect 20,000 long-sleeve shirts nationwide
… Do you think we can reach the 20k? Why not? We just need your help!