Tag Archives: The GROW Fund

Eloina’s Story

Eloina Lopez GROW Project Amigo

September is also Hispanic Heritage Month and Self-Improvement Month, two celebrations that coincide perfectly with GROW Month. Meet Eloina Lopez. She is a recent recipient of an educational scholarship from Project Amigo thanks to funding of the GROW Program. Organics Unlimited, creator of GROW thanks you for your support. When your customers purchase GROW bananas, you inspire youths like Eloina who get a better chance to have a better future. 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

Spotlight on: Heriberto Maximino Garcia Ramos

This story could be one your chain starred in merely because of how you purchase produce.  $.60 of every box of GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) bananas goes to help people like Max.

“Hi! My name is Heriberto Maximino Garcia Ramos, but you can call me Max. I’m 15 years old and live in Colima, Mexico with my parents and younger brother. I am in tenth grade and am fortunate enough to be part of GROW’s scholarship program. In order to help support my family, I work five hours a day out in the fields, then after that, I attend school classes from 1:30pm-8:00pm. Even with the little money I do make, I am not able to pay for simple school supplies like books, paper and pencils.”

Thanks to the GROW fund, I’m able to focus on my schooling and work towards my goal of becoming a computer engineer in the future. In order to retain my scholarship, I know I must maintain my good GPA, perform community service, attend weekly homework clubs and always act respectfully to my teachers and peers. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I work very hard each day to do my best in school and be a positive contributor to my community!”

By purchasing GROW bananas, you’re helping children like Max achieve his goals and dreams. Your customers will appreciate the opportunity to support GROW, which not only contributes scholarships, but also helps provide vision and dental clinics to workers and their families. For more GROW stories, helpful point of purchase displays and retailer tips, visit our Facebook page and website.