GROW and Project Amigo Celebrate the Christmas Fiesta

GROW Bananas Project Amigo Christmas Fiesta

Organics Unlimited believes in helping advance the well-being of the families living in their communities. A portion of the proceeds from every GROW organic banana purchased gets re-invested into the communities surrounding the Organics Unlimited farms in Mexico and Ecuador. Through supporting nonprofit organizations such as Project Amigo in Mexico, GROW funds are used to run educational programs, provide dental and medical care and more.

Every holiday, Project Amigo hosts a very special Christmas Fiesta for local elementary-aged children in the Colima area. This Fiesta is a traditional holiday celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. As GROW scholarship recipients are required to contribute a certain amount of community service hours every month, they do much of the work in preparing the celebration.

Volunteers visiting for the week also assist in the planning of the Fiesta, and they help sort and wrap presents for all 350 children. Each kid receives a new pair of shoes, pants, a shirt, socks, a book and a small bag of toys prior to the big day. Then, on the day of the party, the children arrive in their new clothes and enjoy a celebration like they’ve never experienced before. The Fiesta begins with a feast of traditional posole, featuring tres leches cake for dessert. After the children have eaten, volunteers ensure that smiles remain on every child’s face through games, piñatas filled with candies and more festivities.

Bev Oster, the Chairman of the Board for Project Amigo, volunteered during the week to help prepare the celebration for the local children.

“Watching the children at this party is magical,” said Oster. “They experience something they have never imagined, and it opens their eyes to a life beyond the poverty that has been their lifelong reality.”

This experience would not have happened without the support of every GROW banana retailer and distributor. Organics Unlimited sincerely thanks you for your continued support of GROW. We hope to be able to continue bringing smiles to children’s faces during Christmas for many years to come.

Happy Holidays from Organics Unlimited and GROW!

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One Response to “GROW and Project Amigo Celebrate the Christmas Fiesta”
  1. Ted Rose says:

    Muy Chido!!

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