GROW brings Christmas magic to children in Mexico

christmas-fiesta-2013-feastAt Organics Unlimited, we not only grow the freshest organic bananas, but we also believe in giving back to the community and helping improve the quality of life for those living in our banana growing regions. This is made possible with every purchase through GROW by Organics Unlimited.

Every holiday, Project Amigo, one of the recipients of GROW funds, hosts a very special Christmas fiesta for elementary-aged children in the Colima area called a posada. A posada is a traditional, festive, Christmas themed party where children dress up and enjoy music, food and traditional Christmas sweets. This is truly a community undertaking and many of the older children help put on the party and do much to help prepare for the celebration.

Volunteers visiting for the week also assist in the planning of the posada and help sort and wrap presents for about 350 children. Each child 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 festive celebration. The posada begins with a feast of traditional pozole and features tres leches cake for dessert. After the children have eaten, volunteers ensure smiles remain on every child’s face through games, piñatas filled with candies and more festivities.

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.

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