60+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER COMMUNITY OF ORANGE COUNTY NY:
The Warwick Area Farmworker Organization (WAFO) is a division of the Warwick Area Migrant Committee (WAMC) that provides educational enrichment and healthcare support services to the migrant farm worker population of Southern Orange County New York year round. We believe all farm workers, their families and children deserve a safe place to stay while the parents work. That children deserve a quality education that enables them to pursue a career of their choosing. And that everyone deserves a chance to live in a safe and welcoming community. We also believe there is dignity in all work no matter how menial or hard the labor may be. As human beings the dignity, respect and well being of our farm workers and their families are vital to our larger community. What we do and how we treat one people impacts how our community is in regards to being a both safe, just, and productive for all who live there. This starts with caring for the children of the community and works its way up to helping the parents and adults in that community to succeed in both their careers and personal lives. We are not giving hand outs– we are helping those who need to get a chance to move up and seek opportunity through their hard work that many take for granted.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
Your thoughtful donation can have a real impact positive in a child’s life and trigger a change that will create meaningful change in not just our community, but the larger world as a whole that will last for generations to come. The children we care for today will become the adults who lead and work in our world tomorrow.
A SMALL GIFT MEANS BIG THINGS
No donation is too small. Every dollar counts. The WAFO responsibility uses your donations and ensures that the money we are gifted goes directly to serve the children in the program.
Latest News & Updates
It is hard to believe it, but after this week the Warwick Area Farmworkers Organization will be half way through its Dulce Esperanza Summer Enrichment Program for the 2021 Summer Session! We thought we would take a look back as we head into this week to catch you up on some events we held so […]
WAFO Summer Enrichment Program Continues to Offer Excellent Educational Opportunities to Its Students Through Its Supporters’ Help
The Warwick Area Farmworkers Organization Dulce Esperanza Summer Educational Enrichment Program continued meeting daily during this past week and half with several excellent opportunities for the children enrolled in the program to continue their educational growth over the summer months. Some exciting things that happened during the past week and a half are: Wickham Works […]
The Warwick Area Farmworker Organization continues to recognize our top donors as “Benefactors” of a specific WAFO program or initiative for a given year. We would like to recognize two additional donors who have contributed at the Benefactor donor level to the Dulce Esperanza Summer Enrichment Program for 2021. Our two newest 2021 Summer Enrichment […]
The Dental Team from Sun River Health made their annual visit to the Warwick Area Farmworkers Organization Dulce Esperanza Summer Enrichment Program this week. They offered the children stories about the importance of taking care of their teeth, as well as, a sample of toothbrushes and other supplies. Eva Dorado, Dental Staff member, dressed up […]
On its Sunday; June, 27 2021 show “CBS Sunday Morning” ran a segment entitled “Down on the farm: A shortage of agricultural labor” that took a look at an issue very close to our hearts at the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization. One that is taking place all across the United States of America– a severe […]