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The End of the School Year: GROW Students Dulce and Isaías

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nGROW by Organics Unlimited was created 10 years ago as a way to involve consumers in raising funds to assist the communities where Organics Unlimited bananas originate from. With the financial support of GROW banana purchases, Project Amigo is able to provide residents of the Colima, Mexico regionwith literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes.

Many students in Colima would not be able to continue their studies past a young age if it weren’t for the educational scholarships that GROW banana purchases fund. In honor of the end of the school year, we’d like to highlight some success stories of GROW scholars turning into young adults and pursuing their dreams. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Creates Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Communities

GROW Label
SAN DIEGO (May 27, 2015) –
The GROW Fund, a nonprofit program developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has opened a special sub-fund earmarked to specifically aid in disaster relief. Administered by the International Community Foundation (ICF), it was created in light of recent natural disasters worldwide.

Beginning on May 11, 2015, a percentage of the funds derived from the purchase of GROW bananas will be directed toward the new disaster relief sub-fund. This allows for GROW to respond quickly if there is a devastating natural event near the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where GROW organic bananas are harvested.

“With so many catastrophic events happening around the world, we felt it was imperative to create a way to help our communities recover if disaster should strike,” said Mayra Velazquez de Leon, president of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “We have a social responsibility to support communities surrounding our banana plantations, as many workers live in areas plagued by storms.”

This special GROW sub-fund can be used in multiple stages of disaster relief, such as immediate response – providing food, water and medical treatment quickly after a catastrophe – or long-term, such as rebuilding schools and homes. In the wake of a disaster, ICF will produce a list of reliable third-party agencies that are able to provide relief as quickly as they reach the affected area; once Organics Unlimited approves a recommended plan, funds can be distributed to the organization(s) almost immediately.

“Our farms tend to be in areas often affected by natural disasters,” said Velazquez de Leon. “By creating a GROW disaster relief sub-fund, we can be as prepared as possible to assist if or when something devastating happens.”

To donate or learn more about GROW, please visit http://donate.icfdn.org/. To purchase GROW bananas, visit organicsunlimited.com.

About Organics Unlimited
Organics Unlimited is a San Diego-based distributor of organic tropical fruit from Mexico and South America, providing its traditional label as well as the GROW label. Its fruits are USDA certified organic for the U.S. and Canada through Organic Certifiers. For more information on Organics Unlimited and GROW, visit OrganicsUnlimited.com, GrowBananas.org, or call 619.710.0658. Check out the latest blog post from Organics Unlimited at: OrganicOdes.com, or find Organics Unlimited on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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Plan Ahead for a Fruitful 2015 with Organic Bananas

Plan Ahead for a Fruitful 2015 with Organic Bananas

It’s been a great 2014, and we are thankful for all our customers and GROW supporters who continue to choose Organics Unlimited. As we move into 2015, we promise to keep delivering only the freshest, most delicious sustainable organic bananas on the market. What are your objectives for 2015 and how can you plan ahead? Continue reading

Every GROW Banana Sold can Change a Life

Every GROW Banana Sold can Change a Life

The GROW label from Organics Unlimited helps families in the banana growing communities by providing funds to Project Amigo, a nonprofit organization in Mexico. With the financial support they receive from the GROW label, Project Amigo is able to provide communities with vision clinics, dental clinics and literacy and an educational programs. Continue reading

GROW Students Volunteer to Help Their Communities

GROW Students Volunteer to Help Their Communities

GROW students who receive scholarships in part by your kind support of the GROW program pay it forward year round. As part of the program, GROW scholars are required to give back by partaking in community service. Through tutoring, cleaning up their town, and other responsibilities, the GROW scholars are helping make an impact in their community. Continue reading

Thank You for Celebrating GROW Month 2014

GROW Month 2014 Success

GROW Month has come to an end this year, but not without the valued success of your wonderful support. Every year we look to increase the awareness of the GROW program in hopes that others will be inspired to help provide resources and opportunities for the families and workers in Mexico and Ecuador.

Thanks to your words of encouragement and your dedication to the GROW program, we will be able to continue providing for those in need. The GROW fund will maintain its efforts to keep children in schools, create opportunities for volunteers, set up health and dental clinics, develop clean water programs, and so much more.

As we head into October we would like to remind everyone to share GROW stories with your customers. Your community will value your time and commitment to social responsibility.

Again, thank you for another terrific GROW Month.

The Value in Children Promotions for Organic Bananas

Marketing Produce for Kids Bananas Sushi

The 2014 Power Your Lunch program by Produce For Kids has ended. We appreciate all the of your help in pledging your support and raising awareness to encourage parents to pack healthier lunches for kids. In the end, the program received 7,067 pledges from consumers across the U.S. We are glad we could be a part of this special effort with Produce for Kids, and we will be donating almost $1,800 to DonorsChoose.org, which will fund school projects in the U.S. Continue reading