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HAPPY GROW MONTH!

GROW-Students GROW Month

If you would like to learn more about GROW, please visit GROWBananas.org.

If you would like to sell GROW bananas in your stores please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com.

Please follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter to show your support and help spread the word about GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers).

How Can You Help GROW Month?

GROW Month 2014 Organics Unlimited

GROW Month begins September 1 and there are many ways you can help spread the word. The more you support our efforts, the more opportunities others will have at a better life. You have the power to let your customers know that with the purchase of GROW bananas they are truly changing lives. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Celebrates Ninth Annual GROW Month this September

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San Diego, CA –  Every September Organics Unlimited celebrates GROW Month, a time when more emphasis on the GROW program is placed on consumer awareness. Having raised over $1 million in support for scholarships, educational programs, and health clinics in the banana growing regions of Ecuador and Mexico, GROW Month has become a very important part in retailer promotions.

“Every year we see GROW Month expand among our customers,” states Mayra Velazquez de Leon, President and Founder of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “I have nothing but gratitude towards the enthusiasm and support our customers show for GROW.”

From 2012 to 2013, GROW support increased by almost 250 percent. This year, GROW has raised almost $200,000 in funds to help continue their efforts in social responsibility. Proceeds of the funds go to Children International and Project Amigo to help build opportunities for the workers, their families and their communities.

“It is very important to us that our customers have all the essential tools and information they need to raise the awareness of the GROW program to encourage the efforts supported with the purchase of every organic GROW banana,” says Velazquez de Leon. “We are all working together to change lives for the better.”

Organics Unlimited continues to offer free point-of-purchase materials to their customers. Complete with header cards, recipe cards, and other signage, all items in the free online store by Organics Unlimited is available for free download for self-printing. Printing is available at a reasonable cost. Banana bags are also available for special order.

Prepare for GROW Month this September

Prepare for GROW Month this September

We are less than two months away from our favorite time of the year, GROW Month! Every September, we celebrate everything that is GROW and we encourage all to share the amazing stories and work that has been accomplished thanks to your support. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Partners with Produce for Kids

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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.

HOW TO ENTER:

  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.