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GROW by Organics Unlimited Partners with Produce for Kids

Organics Unlimited Logo

San Diego, CA – The GROW Fund, a non-profit certification developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has partnered with Produce for Kids in their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge. This one-of-a-kind digital marketing program will take place from August 11 through September 15, inspiring more health conscious lifestyles.

The Power Your Lunchbox Pledge encourages families throughout the U.S. to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches for their children utilizing GROW bananas as one of the participating organizations. For each pledge taken, Organics Unlimited will make a donation to DonorsChoose.org in support of programs that focus on health and wellness classroom projects across the country.

“Organics Unlimited is always looking for new, innovative ways to express the benefits of healthy living through organic bananas,” states President of Organics Unlimited, Mayra Velazquez de Leon. “We are very excited to join Produce for Kids in their efforts to create a healthier nation.”

Tie-ins with back-to-school messaging and healthy eating will be at the forefront of the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge website. A Twitter party will also be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, for anyone interested in communicating with the participating produce companies first-hand.

Continue to be Socially Responsible; Keep GROWing Everyday

Continue to be Socially Responsible; Keep GROWing Everyday

Thank you for all of the support you have given to the GROW program over the last month. Now that we are past September, GROW Month has come to an end. But that doesn’t mean you should stop promoting the GROW program to your customers. October is Fair Trade Month, and it’s important to continue your ties to social responsibility and make sure the good will that you are supporting is fresh in the minds of those who visit your store(s). Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a Weeklong Volunteer Experience in Colima, Mexico with GROW and Project Amigo

Win a Weeklong Volunteer Experience in Colima, Mexico with GROW and Project Amigo

We are ending GROW Month this year with a spectacular chance to work alongside those who your support has benefited. Starting today, one lucky winner – and their guest – may enter to win a wonderful, all expenses paid volunteer experience in Colima, Mexico to help support Project Amigo.


  1. Visit GROW’s Facebook page and/or Jimbo’s… Naturally
  2. Find the contest post on the top of GROW’s Facebook page and/or Jimbo’s Facebook page and Like it
  3. Answer the question on the post
  4. Contest Ends October 31

It’s that simple. Only one (1) entry per person, per page. So you will have two (2) ways you may enter to win if you go to both Facebook pages.

All entries from both Facebook pages will be combined and one (1) winner will be chosen at random and announced a few days after October 31. Contest winner and guest, must be 18 years of age and legal residents of the fifty United States of America. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen. This prize is non-transferable.

The winner will have the choice to decide which volunteer week they would like to attend. See the following options:

Literacy and Environment:
November 9-17, 2013

Christmas Fiesta:
December 7-15, 2013

English as a Second Language:
January 5-18, 2014

Preventive Dental:
February 1-8, 2014

Literacy and Environment:
March 15-22, 2014

Literacy and Environment:
November 8-15, 2014

Christmas Fiesta:
December 6-14, 2014

(Learn more about Project Amigo Volunteer activities here.)

Check out the images below to see your accommodations:

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Your flight and accommodations, including food, travel in Mexico, and housing will be paid for on your behalf by Organics Unlimited, founding organization of GROW bananas.

The estimated costs of the volunteer experience $1,200 per person, which includes double-occupancy accommodations, all meals, all transportation within Mexico, entertainment and cultural activities, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. This cost excludes the flight costs, which will vary depending on desired volunteer week and location of winner.

Disclaimer: Jimbo’s…Naturally is not liable for any part of rewarding the winner. It is the sole responsibility of Organics Unlimited and GROW. Winner and guest are responsible to have a passport in their possession at time of trip.

No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. By entering any contest run by Organics Unlimited, you agree to abide by the following terms including all eligibility requirements and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

GROW Back to School 2013

GROW Back to School 2013

For many youths in the U.S., September is the time when school kicks back into gear; some may even be preparing for midterms. But in some countries, families may not have the economic resources to send their kids off to school. After a certain period of education, students must pay for their education starting in middle school. That’s where your support of GROW bananas comes in. Continue reading

Safe Water Project Testimonials from Children International

Safe Water Project Testimonials from Children International

Organics Unlimited is always looking for new ways in which we can help our communities benefit from the GROW program. We spoke previously regarding the work that Children International-Guayaquil is doing in Ecuador to provide clean water. It’s always nice to hear how the projects we support are doing and we’d like to share with you updates on how it has  affected the lives you are supporting when you purchase GROW bananas.
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GROW Story: Adriana

GROW Scholar Adriana's Story

Your support of GROW bananas provides young adults amazing opportunities through scholarship programs such as Project Amigo. Through the GROW program, one fourth-year nursing student at the University of Colima, Adriana Dominguez (pictured above), got a chance of a lifetime to travel up to Seattle, Washington to gain experiences she never thought would have been possible before GROW. Continue reading

GROW Bananas and Early Childhood Education Program in Guayaquil, Ecuador

GROW Bananas and Early chidhood education Program in Guayaquil

During GROW Month we would like to take a moment to recognize National Child Care Week. Childhood development and education are greatly important to us. Your support of GROW bananas helps us provide better programs to continue improving the lives of others, many of whom would have never had the chance otherwise. Continue reading

GROW Bananas Help Educate and Create Scholars

GROW Bananas Help Educate and Create Scholars

This past 2012-2013 school year, Project Amigo saw eleven students graduate from high school and eleven students from college – the largest group of Project Amigo scholars ever to move on through high education. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Kicks Off GROW Month in September

Organics Unlimited Logo

San Diego (August 20, 2013) – September is GROW Month for Organics Unlimited. Celebrated amongst all retailers carrying GROW label bananas by Organics Unlimited, everyone is encouraged to support the non-profit brand by increasing consumer awareness to the cause: giving resources and opportunities to workers. With a new sampling program ready to launch and new point-of-purchase materials available for free download, Organics Unlimited is excited to begin GROW Month.

“We want to give consumers the message that when they purchase GROW bananas they are contributing to a better life for those whom would have difficulty otherwise,” states Mayra Velazquez de Leon, president of Organics Unlimited. “Every GROW banana customers purchase helps provide scholarships, housing, clothing, and compensation to workers and their families.”

For the first time, Organics Unlimited is making available a sampling program for any retailer in the U.S. who would like to be involved. Demonstrators will be fully immersed in the GROW brand and can answer questions customers may have regarding the non-profit. “GROW Month is a time to let your customers know that they are helping change the world with each purchase of GROW bananas,” continues Velazquez de Leon. “We believe our new sampling program will spark more interest in organic bananas and social responsibility among consumers.”

Included in the new POP materials is an updated poster to inspire consumers to “Buy a banana. Change a life.” Along with the new header card, customers of Organics Unlimited may order banana bags made from recycled paper that feature a recipe. All retailers and merchandisers who support GROW may contact Organics Unlimited for login information to the online POP store for free print downloads.

With full emphasis on raising awareness to the consumer, now is the ideal time for retailers to begin planning for GROW Month. Funds are currently helping fund a clean water project and education programs in Ecuador as well as education and health programs in Mexico.