Lipman contributes to farmworker children’s charity

04/13/2012 03:14:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Courtesy LipmanJim McDevitt (rear left), principal of Immokalee Community School, a Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter school, and Jaime Weisinger, Lipman’s director of community and government relations, along with students from the school, celebrate the donation Lipman made.Continuing its efforts to help its farmworkers, the Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman has donated $50,000 to the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.

The money is designed to help RCMA build the Wimauma Leadership Academy middle school. The money will also provide classroom and science supplies for the Immokalee Community School’s afterschool program, according to a news release.

“Much of our labor force is comprised of migrant workers, so it’s important for us to support nonprofits like RCMA that help the children of our employees,” Jaime Weisinger, Lipman’s director of community and government relations, said in the release.

Since 2005, Lipman has contributed more than $350,000 to RCMA.

RCMA, which provides childcare and early educational services to children of migrant farmworkers and rural, low-income families, also operates a daycare facility on Lipman’s Naples, Fla., farming operation in a building Lipman donated.

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Roberta Perry    
DeLand, FL  |  April, 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

If Lipman really wants to help farmworker children, in addition to giving money, and buildings, they could work to improve wages and living conditions for the families.

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