Remember when you used to spend your hard earned cash at your local café? Maybe those unspent dollars are starting to add up.
If so, we invite you to pitch in and help make the Archival Workers Emergency Fund more awesome and sustainable for the years ahead by treating a colleague to a virtual cup of coffee (or tea)!
The sobering reality is that COVID-19, and the economic consequences of this pandemic, will be with us for months — likely years — to come. Regular, monthly donations will make it possible for the AWE Fund to be a reliable source of assistance for our colleagues in crisis for as long as it is needed. For the price of a steaming-hot seasonal latte or a pot of pu’erh you can help us ensure that our colleagues on furlough can afford groceries, our colleagues between jobs make rent, and our colleagues whose hours and benefits were cut can stay on their health insurance plans.
Our goal for September is to reach $1,000 in recurring donations — just 200 cups of coffee or tea!
One thousand dollars represents one additional fully-funded grant the AWE Fund can distribute each month to a colleague in crisis.
Can you help us reach our goal by donating a cup or two (or more)?
SHARE A SELFIE AT #COFFEE4COLLEAGUES!
After you donate, consider taking a selfie with a hot or iced beverage of your choice (self optional) and posting it to social media with the hashtag #Coffee4Colleagues and a link to this campaign! We are on Twitter (@awefund2020) but welcome the signal boost on Instagram and Facebook (and wherever else your archives and archives-supporting friends gather) too! Sharing with your networks really does help spread the word.
*If your budget currently cannot support a $10 donation your dollars still matter to us! We are working with Go Fund Me Charity to lower the minimum donation amount on our campaign page. So hang on to your wallets and watch for a campaign update. Thank you from the campaign team!