Tag Archives: Nonprofit

GROW Funding in Ecuador

GROW By Organics Unlimited Funding in Ecuador

Ecuador is a very under-developed country, and it is also a country that lacks good non-profit structure to help the people. At GROW, we have had our challenges to find the places where we can provide the most benefit to workers and their families. The following program has received GROW funding as a way of expanding leadership and self reliance among some of the poor but motivated population in Guayaquil, the largest city closest to the banana growing region. Continue reading

GROW Month Made it Count! Continue Support with Fair Trade Month

GROW Month 2012 Organics Unlimited

It’s been a fast, yet terrific month for Organics Unlimited and GROW. We have seen a lot of amazing support by consumers and retailers alike and we thank you all. With the culmination of GROW Month at the end of September, we ask that you please continue spreading the awareness of GROW all year round. GROW is not just a once a year promotion, it is a cause that Organics Unlimited supports continually through your banana purchases. Increase awareness of GROW and you will increase your sales. Continue reading

Learn More About GROW Through Videos

GROW Scholars Project Amigo

GROW Month has begun! We encourage our supporters to help raise awareness of the good that is made possible by the GROW Program. With your help, GROW will continue to provide opportunities to workers and families that they may have never had the chance to obtain on their own. Throughout September, continue to let your customers know about GROW and how easily it is to help. Continue reading

GROW Scholars Support Their Communities

GROW Scholars Support Communities

GROW Month has officially begun! Throughout September, we all must band together to help increase awareness of GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) and all the opportunities we are providing to those who are less fortunate. This program hits home for many of the young people you are affecting. Helping support GROW month through increased consumer marketing will increase sales and benefit your image as a socially responsible retailer. Continue reading

GROW Month 2012 Begins in September!

GROW Month

GROW Month is less than a week away and there is still time for you to prepare! There are many ways retailers can participate this year and it’s never too late to begin. From handing out samples to promotional materials or revitalizing your GROW banana display, increasing the awareness of GROW will not only help your store’s sales, but also send a positive message to your customers.  Continue reading

Support GROW to Protect a Vision

The GROW fund started in 2005, and since then it has provided excellent vision clinics for workers and their families in the area where GROW bananas are grown.

Like the GROW dental clinics, volunteers go down to Mexico to help coordinate and manage the vision clinics for those who would like their eyesight evaluated. A worker’s eyesight is extremely important on the job, but poor vision also impacts their lives. Every year GROW provides hundreds of pairs of glasses to bring a clearer world to these workers. Continue reading

GROW and Project Amigo

Project Amigo

Through your support of the GROW Program, together we have helped workers and families in the banana growing regions by way of Project Amigo. Thanks to the GROW Fund, Project Amigo can find the support to continue their work and it’s because of you, our customers, who make this happen.

So what is Project Amigo? How does it help? Since 1997 more and more families have chosen to stay in area of Colima, Mexico, in the shadow of the Colima volcano (the last eruption was 2005), to find other work when the cane harvests end, and keep their kids in school. This was the year Project Amigo first secured and began applying funds and donations from generous individuals to the construction and protection of a school at the labor camp. Continue reading

Support GROW, Affect Lives

GROW scholars

Because of our incredible customers, it is possible for children and young adults to receive an education they may have never had the opportunity to gain. By purchasing GROW bananas, you help underdeveloped communities learn beneficial health techniques that U.S. citizens take for granted. With GROW and your support, we can make great things happen.

Thanks to the GROW Fund, we have seen scholarship funding and health programs enrich the lives of others. Since its inception in 2005, GROW has seen 34 GROW Scholars in Mexico graduate from college! Seven of those 34 students graduated from the University of Colima this past month.  Continue reading

What is GROW and How Can You Participate?

GROW by Organics Unlimited

GROW is a program developed by Organics Unlimited that helps fund programs for farm workers and their families. Now is the perfect time to get involved because GROW Month is coming this September. Every year we ask our customers to spread awareness of GROW, hoping to reach out to more consumers.

Founded in 2005 on the principle of providing better opportunities for banana-growing communities, the GROW fund has helped thousands of families in Mexico and Ecuador through unique programs and services. Continue reading

Prepare for GROW Month 2012

GROW by Organics Unlimited

We’re gearing up for GROW Month in September! Until then, we will be providing you with vital information about GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) and how you can participate.

Expect to see a lot of in-store opportunities to invite your customers to learn more about GROW! From visually informative point of purchase materials to competitive retailer contests, we are looking to make GROW month better than ever! Continue reading