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Donations to The Postharvest Education Foundation are used
for three major program activities:
- Purchase of
a postharvest tool kit for an e-learner from a developing country who completes
their Global Postharvest E-learning Program training. Tool kits cost about $400 each.
- Paying for
expenses related to providing PEF sponsorship for international postharvest training programs (air
tickets, hotels, food, local transport costs). We estimate that it costs from $1500 to $2000 to support the
participation of one e-learner in an international short course or postharvest technology workshop.
- Funding our annual PEF Kader Award in Postharvest Training (awarded to one or more e-learners
each year) $500 per Award.
Alternate ways to donate:
- Wire transfer (bank to bank): Send us a note via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we
can send you details to make a wire transfer directly to the bank account of
The Postharvest Education Foundation.
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- Via Postal Service Mail: Make your
personal check, business check or money order out to: The Postharvest Education
- Please include your mailing address so we can send you a
- Mail your donation to:
- The Postharvest Education Foundation
- PO Box 38
- La Pine, Oregon 97739
- Needs List: Please call or email to discuss your contribution with us before sending anything in the mail.
Office supplies: printer paper, blank CDs or DVDs, injet
printer cartridges (HP 54 or HP 57), bubble mailing envelopes (sizes 0 or 00),
blank 1 GB flash drives.
Postharvest Tool Kit and demonstration supplies: The
Postharvest Education Foundation provides the following tool kit to our
e-learners upon graduation, and additional Tool Kits are available for
Each Took Kit includes:
- Digital temperature probes, temp range -50 to 250F
- Handheld refractometers, scale 0- 25% brix
- pH test strips (range 1 to 12)
- Chlorine test strips (0 to 500 ppm range): A quick and non-hazardous way to measure Free Chlorine
levels in produce wash or other water.
- Digital scale (approx 5 kg max)
- Calipers (approx 4 inches wide max)
- Ruler (20cm)
- Sizing rings
- Psychrometric charts in both C and F
- Produce knives (3" blade with sheath)
- Color charts (mangoes, tomatoes, capsicum, pineapples)
- small measuring tape in roll-up style holder,
lightweight -- 3m / 10ft long
- PEF Postharvest Training Materials CD
- Labels (stickers) for setting up demos
- Permanent marker pen
- Metal foil pouches (sample packaging for dried products)
- Sample bubble insulation
- A reusable bag for tool storage
Postharvest books, manuals and reprints of articles on
Please send us any materials that we can pass along to our
trainees to help with their work as postharvest trainers, teachers, extension
workers, researchers, etc. Our
Directors make dozens of trips each year to do postharvest consulting work,
meet with our partners and trainees, and attend conferences and workshops in
developing countries. Dr. Lisa
packs an extra suitcase every time she travels, and gives away all the contents
to young people working in the postharvest sector before she returns to the
Download a fundraising informational flyer that you can
print or send to a friend.
USA Charitable Contributions
United States taxpayers may be able to deduct charitable
contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations if you
itemize your deductions. You are advised to consult a tax adviser to make a
determination about deductibility of your donation in your state. The
Postharvest Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity (US
FEIN # 45-1240017).