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Taco and Beer* (Safely) Challenge
It’s that time of year again: eat a taco, drink a beer*, and donate to your local abortion fund! *Or any drink of choice!
This year, things look a little different, so we are introducing the Taco and Beer (Safely) Challenge. Inspired by the ultra-successful Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, each year, abortion funds across the country participate in the Taco and Beer Challenge.
How Does It Work?
It’s very simple:
Step 1: Obtain a delicious taco. Whether you cook at home, or order takeout from a favorite local business, the choice is yours! We just ask that you do this safely in our time of social distancing, in whatever way best fits your life.
Step 2: Get a refreshing drink. Maybe you’ll enjoy a beer. Maybe it’ll be a margarita. Maybe it’ll be your favorite soda that is only sold in that one shop downtown. Maybe, for some of us whose tacos end up being a little too spicy, it will be a glass of milk!
Step 3: Donate at njaaf.org/donate. This is the most important step! Your contributions support individuals accessing abortion care in New Jersey. Help us break down the financial barriers individuals face, and help us ensure that access should never depend on who you are, how much money you make, or your insurance status.
Step 4: Tag a friend! Share a photo of your delicious taco, refreshing drink, and/or your successful NJAAF donation on social media, and ask a friend (or friends) to participate too! Tag a specific friend for that added “challenge” pressure - and maybe send them a taco in a safe, socially-distant way!
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I participate in the Taco and Beer (Safely) Challenge! While you can certainly enjoy a taco, drink a beer, and donate to NJAAF during any time of the year, our formal challenge lasts August 15 through the end of the day on September 15.
How can I donate? Visit njaaf.org/donate to donate online, or you can mail a check to PO Box 345, Ridgewood, NJ 07451.
Can I participate with friends/as a group? Of course - we just ask that you take consideration and do it safely as we continue to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some ideas from previous years: host a live stream with friends where, for every donation, you eat a taco; order takeout and eat outdoors with a friend; or, as with many things this year, take it to Zoom!
NJAAF is an entirely volunteer-run organization. We rely on supporters like you to help keep our mission alive.
The most impactful way you can take action to support NJAAF is to fundraise on our behalf. Tell your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors about the many obstacles individuals need to overcome in order to access safe and legal abortion care - and ask them to support our mission to break these barriers down.