Yes To + Mama Hope: Growing school gardens in the US and Africa [35% off]

Yes To + Mama Hope: Growing school gardens in the US and Africa [35% off]

June 5, 2012  |  Products

Yes To’s products almost read like a pro-vegetarian campaign. Their devotion to all-organic fruit and veggie ingredients has made them a different kind of beauty product company and is the cornerstone to their Yes to Hope campaign with Mama Hope. The partnership aims to supplement the lunches of African school children though school gardens while connecting them to US school children who are planting their own gardens. Take care of those pretty hands of yours and help some school kids feed themselves. Yes to win-wins.

THE PRODUCT

While Yes To donates 5 percent of its profits to their Yes To Seed Fund,1 they also have a Yes To Blueberries Gardener’s Hand Cream, of which 100 pecent of profits go towards the Seed Fund. Available only in the US, it’s ingredients list features blueberries, olive oil and apple extract.

As per Yes To’s mission, its Gardener’s Hand Cream is not tested on animals and is 96 percent natural. Like Yes To’s other products, Yes To Blueberries is free of parabens, SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and petroleum, and full of the good stuff like Vitamin C, Anthocyanin and Oleic Acid.

THE CAUSE

Yes To’s Seed Fund provides kids encouraging ways to connect with Mother Nature and lead healthier lifestyles. One of the main ways they go about doing so is by giving schools grants to plant healthy gardens. Now, Yes To has gone further with their pledge and partnered with Mama Hope, a non-profit focused on building self-sufficient communities in sub-Saharan Africa, to extend school gardens to school children in Africa in a campaign titled Yes to Hope.

Why is this program CraveGood worthy?

1

Need

Yes to Hope aims to supplement the daily lunches of 10,000 children across Africa by the end of 2012 through year-round organic gardens. Their first garden in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, supplements the lunches of 1,800 kids. For 30 percent of those kids, that meal is the only one they’ll have during the day.2

2

Sustainability

The program supports the growing of sustainable, year-round gardens which will continue to provide food year after year. It’s also an educational campaign that teaches the values and skills necessary to replicate and maintain these organic gardens.

3

Community

Yes to Hope also connects the school children in Africa with school children in the US who are growing similar gardens. Such a learning and teaching experience is sure to cultivate (pun intended!) understanding between the students.


Yes To is a shining example of a company looking deep within their own ethos to forge a non-profit cause, which not only promotes the mission they have adhered to all along (healthy and organic) but creates real, sustainable social change as well. Well done!

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