GATP for August: Backstretch Employee Service Team

For the month of August, the Social Justice Team has selected the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) to receive funds from our Give Away the Plate program. B.E.S.T. serves the backstretch workers at the Saratoga Race Course providing a primary healthcare clinic, addressing their unique needs due to long hours or difficult physical labor and repetitive motion, and on-site counseling and addiction recovery.

For more information please visit their website at

To add to our gift to this month’s recipient, go to  and choose the “Give Away The Plate” fund. Or text the amount of your gift followed by “GATP” to 518-333-9140. For example, to give $100, text “100 GATP” to 518-333-9140. Please also indicate, in the comment section at the end of the form, which month’s GATP you wish your donation to go to, if applicable.

Special note from our Treasurer: Please clearly designate where you want your online donation to go by using the drop down menu. Any donation to the general fund will be credited as a non-pledge contribution.