Monthly Archives: September 2017

Let’s keep GROW momentum going!

As we wrap up last few days left of GROW month, lets take a moment to talk about all the benefit and services that GROW provides to communities in our banana growing regions of Mexico and Ecuador. The GROW label from Organics Unlimited has been helping families by providing funds to Project Amigo, a non-profit organization. With the financial support they receive from the GROW label, Project Amigo is able to provide the communities with vision clinics, dental clinics, literacy and an educational programs. These services are vital to the community and quite successful. Over 90% of the students that are a part of the Project Amigo scholarship program are attending the university and many have graduated to become very successful. Some of those success stories have continued to be a part of their community and have helped the current students in their health and education.
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 organizations where GROW has helped build better communities and have changed the lives of many. However, none of this would be possible without the support we receive from you.
Every September, we promote GROW and take the opportunity to educate and inspire our consumers to make a difference through their GROW purchases. What does this mean for you? Even though GROW month is almost over, we encourage you to think about your merchandising displays and about other ways you can help promote the GROW label year round. With your support in promoting the sale of GROW bananas, we can make a difference in the lives of many people.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Organics Unlimited gives disaster relief

mexico4What a tragic few weeks it has been for those affected by recent natural disasters. Everywhere we see the heartbreaking images of children left without homes, families without a means of support, friends disconnected from each other, possessions and in some instances, all means to care for oneself, gone.

At Organics Unlimited, we knew we had to help. In keeping with our mission of service and our commitment to assisting communities, Organics Unlimited has pledged to help those in Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey, as well as those in Mexico affected by the two recent earthquakes.

In 2015, following a hurricane in Mexico, we decided to set aside a portion of GROW funds to be readily available in times of disaster. As we help these communities, we ask that if you would like to personally donate to these relief efforts as well, please visit the links below.


To give assistance for Hurricane Harvey, Houston:

To assist those in the Mexico City/Puebla/Morelos earthquake:
To assist those in the Oaxaca/Chiapas earthquake:

GROW is helping communities in Mexico

Calcas en la camillaCommunities in rural banana growing regions oftentimes experience poverty that makes even daily life challenging. GROW by Organics Unlimited seeks to change that by donating a portion of the proceeds of every GROW banana to these communities. Because of GROW’s commitment to the community and in keeping with its ideals of service and sustainability, GROW by Organics Unlimited has been able to implement a culture that advocates quality of life for its farming communities. For over 10 years, GROW has helmed various projects in Colima, a rural state on the west coast of Mexico.

Every time a GROW organic banana is purchased, funds are generated to help these communities. In Mexico, GROW has partnered with Project Amigo, an organization based in Colima, Mexico. Project Amigo helps disadvantaged and marginalized children achieve their highest potential by providing assistance in education through material support, enrichment activities and healthcare services not otherwise available to them. Promising students in need are identified by their teachers, whom notify Project Amigo. The students then receive scholarships that help to pay for uniforms, textbooks and other educational supplies. Advanced students enrolled in university courses receive room and board at Casa Amiga, a safe and secure private house for students that cannot afford to live near the University of Colima.

GROW not only facilitates educational opportunities for children and youth in Colima, but also provides for other programs that help increase quality of life for all community members. A vision care program allows community members to receive free eye exams and glasses. Many times just the simple gift of a pair of glasses can help transform the life of someone, as is shown in the story of Rafa, a student who was able to continue his studies due to the gift of glasses. Dental care is also made possible through GROW funds. Members of the community are now able to have examinations, learn about dental hygiene, receive fluoride treatments and get new toothbrushes. Health clinics also receive funding from GROW, and this year mobile health education street teams were introduced as part of the services GROW funds.

Thanks to these programs many disadvantaged people can receive basic goods and services they otherwise would not. Many times, these are the same goods and services we take for granted, but for too many people, they represent a daily struggle. GROW by Organics Unlimited is committed to lessening that struggle, but can only do that with your help. September is especially important because it is GROW month, and we need your help in spreading the word. We encourage you to share #GROWmonth on your social media posts as well as encourage the purchase of GROW organic bananas year round. Together we can make a difference towards building more sustainable communities.


To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.