Purdue Agriculture - In Focus

MESA seeking donations for outreach work with Migrant Farm Workers

Through September 12, MESA is seeking donations to assist in our violence prevention outreach efforts with Migrant Farm Worker families.  Migrant farm workers are among the poorest families in the United States. These workers and their families travel each year to Indiana to help plant and harvest crops to bring food to our tables.  Many of these families arrive with no money and only one change of clothes.   

While we are always excited to receive items that are new, we also accept gently used items that are in clean, working condition.  Due to space limitations with our move to AGAD, we are not able to accept drop-off donations of furniture.  However if you contact us directly, we can make arrangements to pick up larger items needed by families.  We cannot accept donations that are in need of repair. 

  • Clothing-All sizes: men, women and children
  • Household items: small appliances, dishes, sheets, bedding
  • Hygiene products: shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, lotion, toothpaste
  • Babies:  clothes, diapers, equipment, toys
  • School supplies
  • First aid
  • Canned Food
  • Toys, books and stuffed animals
  • Conference bags
  • FANS

On Campus drop-Off Location:

MESA office
AGAD Room 219

For more information about MESA:

Off-campus: please contact us to make arrangements for pick-up


We appreciate your support on behalf of Indiana Migrant Farm Workers and their families!


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