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.

This year, eighteen students have been given scholarships by the nonprofit organization Project Amigo, which is made possible by the GROW Fund. Ten of these eighteen students are studying at a University level.  These GROW scholars are provided the resources necessary to receive an education they may have not gained otherwise.

To show their appreciation, each GROW scholar gives back to their community, teaching others the skills and knowledge they have obtained, through the GROW program. These scholars include students from junior high, high school, and college.

In the community of Cerro de Ortega, where GROW bananas are cultivated, the GROW scholars study at the “GROW Centro Educativo.” This homework club and study center allows other students and adults to use the computers for their school work. Students are supported by the GROW scholars who assist with their homework. GROW scholars also help tutor adults who wish to receive their GEDs.

Throughout the school year and into the summer, GROW students support their communities by holding story hours for little kids on weekends. GROW students also organize sports events, competitions, and “rallies” designed to promote after-school activities to keep them away from bad influences, including drugs and drug dealers. They also host extensive clean-up campaigns on their beaches and in town – enlisting the help of their community with the GROW banner waving high and proud.

Your support of the GROW program reaches far beyond those who receive scholarships. GROW enables many children, young adults, workers, and families the chance to live a more promising life. With your support and the support of your customers buying GROW bananas, we can expand our philanthropic efforts to help many more!

Organics Unlimited has point-of-purchase materials, promotional items, and much more to help you kick-off GROW Month right! Our retailer contests will be running all month. Please submit your entries to organics@osterads.com.

If you’d like to be involved and to learn more about GROW and Organics Unlimited, visit OrganicsUnlimited.com, GROWBananas.org, or call (619) 710-0658.


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