Starting September 1st, Organics Unlimited will host its ninth annual GROW Month, a celebration of its non-profit program GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers). In an effort to raise consumer awareness, Organics Unlimited encourages all retailers who carry the GROW label organic bananas to share the positive work stories they have helped make possible.
Since 2005, GROW has raised over $1 million in support from those who have chosen to sell GROW bananas in their stores. This year alone, Organics Unlimited has raised almost $250,000 for the GROW Fund, which contributes to scholarships, educational programs, health clinics, and safe water projects for workers and families in Mexico and Ecuador.
“This is a very exciting time of the year for everyone at Organics Unlimited,” said Mayra Velazquez de Leon, Organics Unlimited President and GROW Founder. “Each year our customers asking for the GROW label exceed our expectations. They are benefitting from the program as much as the people they are helping in Mexico and Ecuador. They are changing lives.”
With each box of GROW bananas sold, a portion of the proceeds go into the GROW Fund. These donations are managed and distributed by the International Community Foundation. Project Amigo in Mexico and Children International in Ecuador are two places where GROW has helped build better communities.
Organics Unlimited continues to offer point-of-purchase materials to its customers. Complete with posters, header cards, and recipe card, most items in the Organics Unlimited online store are available download for self-printing. Banana bags are also available in the online store for free during GROW Month.