SALTT Goes Virtual!

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SALTT Club Hosts Virtual Table 2 Table Challenge Fundraiser

Sofia Farres, Editor-in-Chief

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, ILS’ SALTT Club has had to make a couple adjustments for their end of the year plan. 

Around this time, the club is usually hard at work fundraising to get the money necessary to host the annual SALTT Camp in Lake Worth with the Guatemalan-Maya Center for the children of impoverished migrant farmworkers. 

To make camp happen, the club usually does fundraisers like the ILS Gives For the Kids Marathon, also known as FTK. It’s always one of ILS’ biggest events and the entire student body actively participates to help raise money for the kids. 

This year, camp has been canceled in order to ensure the safety of both the students, alumni, and teachers who would be volunteering and the children who would be attending along with their families. 

Despite there not being a need to collect funds for camp this year, the families of these kids need help now more than ever. Many of the children’s parents have lost their jobs, fallen ill, and some have even passed illness onto their family members, causing deaths within the community.

Because of this, the parents haven’t been able to provide their families with the bare necessities they need to survive, so the club has decided to continue fundraising in order to be able to put food on their tables. 

ILS students, teachers, and alumni have all come together to make sure that these families can survive this outbreak without having to worry about whether or not they’ll be able to eat. 

The club launched the “Table 2 Table Challenge” on Instagram with the help of two ILS alumni, social media influencer Vale Genta and singer Simon Grossmann. 

The challenge is for everyone nominated to host a Zoom dinner party with as many people as they can and talk about the struggle of the migrant workers, encouraging them to donate and help during this trying time for them. 

People are encouraged to donate whatever money they would’ve spent on their meal to the Guatemalan-Maya Center so that they could put the food on the tables of the farmworkers who  work tirelessly to put food on our tables. 

When they finish their dinner, they can post it on their social media accounts and nominate more people. 

The hope is that the challenge will go viral and that its exposure can help the center reach its $100,000 goal so that they can feed as many of these families as possible. 

If you haven’t already, make sure to join the challenge, especially if you’ve been looking for a

way to help the less fortunate during this pandemic.

Also make sure to follow the Guatemalan-Maya Center on Instagram for some important updates!