Searching for a last minute gift? Give youth employment for the holidays!

Our first annual giving campaign, “Growing the Green” has soared in the last 2 weeks – we’re now over halfway to our tipping point goal. Please contribute and help us raise the last few thousand dollars we need to secure funding for several more youth positions in 2012!

In the event you still have gifts to buy for loved ones, please consider giving the gift of employment for a young person in New Orleans.

The idea for Grow Dat is simple: hire young adults, whose job options are often limited to fast food restaurants, to grow food for their community. In New Orleans we suffer from diet-related disease in numbers even higher than the staggering national averages. We believe in the ability of young adults not only to change those patterns in their own lives, but to be leaders who can affect change throughout their community. At Grow Dat, we give young people the skills to do just that.

During the holiday season you can help us grow the green giving the gift of employment for a young person here. We will provide you with a printable card recognizing your contribution that you can share with the person on whose behalf you have donated. All donations are tax deductible.

Devin bonds with a lovely hen on a visit to Green Gate Farms in Austin, Texas