When I sent out our year end appeals by mail and email in November, I let you know that as Workers Interfaith Network prepared for 2011, we needed your help. After adding up the donations and grants we were sure that we could count on, we still needed to raise $149 to fully fund each day of WIN's work for 2011. I asked if you would consider funding a day, a half day, or an hour or two of WIN's work.
Your generous response was amazing, and has given WIN a strong start for this year. Fifty seven of you responded with a generous year end gift, fully funding the first 42 days of this year! Thank you to everyone who made a gift.
Today, you made it possible for me to begin recruiting folks for our living wage vigil with University of Memphis workers that will take place this month. Today, you made it possible for Alfredo to design new trainings for immigrant workers on how to stay safe on the job. You made it possible for Kyle to answer questions from workers who've experienced wage theft about what to do next.
And because of your generosity, we've now met the matching gift challenge that was extended to us by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis!
You're showing already that 2011 is going to be a great year to stand up for justice with workers!