How it Works

By purchasing 10 lbs of apples for $10 through Sharing the Harvest you enjoy some fantastic Yakima Apples at a great price and make a significant difference in  the lives of impoverished villagers in Kenya. How might your church get involved?

Sharing the Harvest depends on generosity and sharing:

  • Generous growers commit to sharing part of their apples.
  • Generous individuals share of their resources, pre-purchasing apples.
  • Generous volunteers share of their time by packaging and transporting purchased apples.
  • Generous funds are shared with Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika. Jitokeze generous shares knowledge and techniques with farmers and others to take a bite out of hunger and malnutrition in their community.
How it Works for Participating Churches

Apples for Sale!

Fuji

Golden Delicious

Gala

Granny Smith

How to Promote Sharing the Harvest at your Church

Here are the 5 basic steps for how Sharing the Harvest would work for your church.

1

Fill out the 2021 Sharing the Harvest Become a Participating Church Form to let us know you are interested in being a partnering church.

2

Use these Tools to prepare for Sharing the Harvest Sunday/s in September, where Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious apples are pre-sold at $10 / 10 lb bag.

3

Generous Yakima Valley Growers donate apples to Sharing the Harvest.

4

On the last Saturday in October, we host our Packing Day when apples are bagged and picked up at Wiley Heights Covenant Church in Yakima. Churches are strongly encouraged to come and enjoy a day in the country bagging apples, enjoying BBQ lunch, pressing cider, activities for kids, and transporting apples back to their local churches.

5

The following Sunday individual church members can pick-up their ordered apples at their church.

If churches do not elect to participate in the packing day, other arrangements for transportation will be secured for the following week, and apples will be available the next Sunday.

2020 Church Timeline

Date Task
Late August Tools for Apple Pre-Sale will be sent to your church
Sundays in September / October Your church will promote and hold Sharing the Harvest Sunday/s (Apple Pre-sale)
Tuesday, October 5th Deadline for online apple sales
Tuesday, October 5th Deadline for your church to submit apple sales to STH by check and mail.
Friday, October 15th Deadline for Packing Day Volunteer Sign-Up
Saturday, October 30th at 11:00am Sharing the Harvest Packing Day at Wiley Heights Covenant in Yakima, WA
Late October / Early November Distribution of sold apples at your church

Tools

Download these documents to promote sales and order your fruit.

Invitation to Join Sharing the Harvest – 2020 video from Pastor Mark Swanson
How it Works Poster
Individual Order Tracking Form
Church Total Apple Order Form
Order Envelope
Sharing the Harvest 2021 Packing Day Poster
Packing Day Volunteer Sign-Up for Churches
Participating Church Timeline
Social Media Images (ZIP file)
Interview with Philipine (Pini) Kidulah (2020), Founder and Executive Director of Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika
Church Bulletin Insert – PDF | PNG in ZIP

Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Through your purchase apples you will directly benefit Jitokeze as they empower women in agriculture and community development.