Michael DeRosa fundraising for Save the "Foo-ture" AZSA |#GivingTuesday2020

Michael DeRosa

From Michael DeRosa

To support all of the amazing projects and programs of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. For more information, check out azsustainabilityalliance.com

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As most of you know, I am rarely at a loss for words. The amount of work that the AZSA gets done leaves me speechless. Dozens of projects and programs, hundreds of volunteers, countless hours, all non-profit! Michelle and I have been involved with AZSA for the past three years. Michelle and many others are working hard to increase the capacity of AZSA. I, for one, am continually impressed. I have set a fundraising goal of $1000 to help support AZSA's Sustainable Food Systems priority. At AZSA's $500 milestone, I will get a mud pie in the face - recorded for your viewing pleasure! So, donate, share, and stay tuned!

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Arizona Sustainability Alliance's Sustainable Food Systems Priority creates and supports regenerative local food systems by focusing on providing education and project-based solutions. From local farmers to elementary school students, AZSA is dedicated to helping Arizona save the "foo-ture". 

AZSA's main objectives for its Sustainable Food Systems Priority help illustrate the importance of community, equality, and education:

  • Increase food security in low-income communities and mitigate food deserts by creating and supporting projects that provide low-income communities with equitable, affordable, convenient access to healthy foods.
  • Provide education to Arizonans on best practices for growing, eating and recycling healthy foods
  • Provide support to local farmers, distributors and vendors to strengthen the local food economy by increasing the amount of food that is grown and consumed locally

Each objective is equally important and prioritized by our existing programs and projects. 

The Sow It Forward: Vertical Garden Program, for example, provides local elementary schools with indoor, aeroponic gardens that both educate the students on gardening, and provide healthy, fresh food. The limitations of space, time, and resources that most schools face is mitigated with this cutting-edge technology, the benefits of which are substantial and meaningful to both the teachers, and students.

Help-A-Farm, on the other hand, provides assistance to local farmers. These farms are the backbone of our local food culture, and a big part of our economy. Through relationship building and open communication AZSA is able to provide meaningful assistance that will help strengthen not only the farms, but Arizona. 

This year to help promote our fundraiser we have volunteers and board members participating in the mud pie milestone challenge. When we reach certain monetary goals videos will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram stories of our participants being mud-pied in the face. 

With you help AZSA can continue to grow and support our local food systems, which provides sustenance and stability to our amazing state. So please, consider donating to our 2020 Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to save the "Foo-ture"!

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