Earth Source Organics is dedicated to giving to many organizations that follow our mission. As we grow we want to continue to send money and chocolate to support the wonderful organizations listed below. There are also many other worthy organizations that need our help and we just want to keep giving as we keep selling our bars. The foundation for this company is to take care of our amazing, dedicated employees first and to make sure that they have full Workman’s Comp, fully paid health insurance,
matching 401k program and paid vacations with sick days. We also give employee of the month gift certificates and weekly lunches at their favorite restaurants. This is not an easy feat in this difficult economy but we do it no matter what. To be able to give either in money or chocolate to help others with their fundraising brings so much joy to our company. We only hope that the world will continue to love our products so that we can keep giving. Thank you for buying our chocolate.
With peace and blessings, Audrey Darrow
"Unblind My Mind is a nonprofit organization raising awareness of the link between the food we eat and the growing health ailments, from allergies to the growing brain disorder epidemic. We advocate diet reform as the first line of therapy in treating many common ailments. We are what we eat, but most of us don’t know what we are eating.
Our mission is to create a community with heightened awareness of the food we eat and its impact on the brain and overall health. But food choices are only choices when we are aware of what we are eating. We believe the health care revolution begins with us making healthy food choices. We report food and drug manufacturing practices and their impact on health, particularly on our brains. Once you are aware of what you are eating, we help you implement healthy choices in your diet and environment." - unblindmymind.org
"The Foundation for A Healing Among Nations, a not for profit organization, is a spiritually based peace fellowship working collaboratively with organizations, leaders and citizens of the world to develop creative solutions which shape and enhance a higher quality of life at the local, national and international level. Our vision is to support multidisciplinary methods which foster the power of love, evoking the highest potential of individuals which may develop socially responsible and compassionate human beings." - www.healingamongnations.org
A step in the right direction for nationwide labeling of genetically engineered (GE) Foods. Yes on 522 is a campaign in Washington state that is working to make sure that GE foods are labeled as such in the state of Washington.
A win for them this November (2013) can be a starting point for similar campaigns nationwide. The number of GE foods entering our food supply is growing. The more there are, the more the opposition will spend to make sure you never know what is in our food supply. Please help in the fight for labeling of GE foods and lend your support to the Yes on 522 campaign.
Truly amazing group of teens. With their desire to change the world, each has the potential to be a future leader. I recommend taking some time to check out the Teens Turning Green website. They have many programs and a visit to their website will make you feel optimistic about our future when you see what these teens are doing. Their green message and actions inspire changes in habits for a healthier and more sustainable future. Their programs engage, inform and mobilize students to envision and create a more sustainable world.
Their approach - "We are young people with a passion to change the world. We know our world, speak our minds, and value values. We stand for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, practices and communities. We believe that a conscious mindset and thoughtful perspective are critical in today’s society. We remain aware of the effects of our actions on the earth and those around us. We evolve, but we do not cave. We assess our surroundings and investigate the impacts of what we do and think. We choose wisely and lead with purpose and passion. We think that every living being has the power to affect positive change. We see individuals as catalysts for beautiful, radical movements that our world needs at every level. We set ourselves on a journey from conventional to conscious. We learn from innovation and living in the moment. We push for transparency, challenge injustice, and shake up systems that oppress, poison, or fail. We empower peers to grow our global voice because together we thrive. We choose action for good over apathy 24 hours a day. Impossible is nothing. Inspiration is everything. We dream and do." - Erin Schrode
The Feeding America food bank network members supply food to over 37 million Americans each year. This incredible network feeds a family of 4 for an entire month for $45. That's 360 meals!
Hunger Facts: Think you know about hunger, Take the quiz at FeedingAmerica.org
"In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America." - Feeding America
If you're interested in finding out how you can help fight hunger in America there are many different ways available on Feeding America's website.
Sign up for Center for Food Safety's True Food Network
"Join our more than 325,000 members across the country saying no to industrial agriculture and yes to True Food! It's free to join, and you will get updates and action alerts on simple things you can do to make a difference." - CFS Join the CFS True Food Network!
"The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS uses legal actions, groundbreaking scientific and policy reports, books and other educational materials, market pressure and grass roots campaigns through our True Food Network. CFS's successful legal cases collectively represent a landmark body of case law on food and agricultural issues." - Center for Food Safety
"El Puente - The Bridge" is $445 shy of their goal and help is needed by Wednesday 10/25/11.
The construction of the floor for the eating and teaching area should be done this week but donations are needed by Wednesday, 10/25/11 to take advantage of the Surf For Life volunteers time while they're here. The wood turned out to be more expensive than planned for. Primarily because it’s treated to discourage termites and mold.
The immediate problem – the Surf For Life volunteers will only be here for this week, and in order to get the floor finished using their help, the additional cash needs to be available no later than Wednesday. That’s possible only if the donations flow thru PayPal.
The original scope of work we talked about was only the foundation and the floor area. The Surf for Life volunteers showed up as scheduled, bringing an experienced contractor with them. A delivery of construction supplies ensued, and the work began! The lumber for the framing on the floor arrived last Tuesday, and it’s already been put to use, as the photos here show.
Our last request was for another $800, needed to complete the purchase of the wood and the work on the floor. Several of our wonderful subscribers responded with an additional $355 in donations, leaving only $445 required.
This would be a great time to consider a making a donation! Our goal today is $445 to complete the floor part of the project. Yes, it’s a donation to the operation of El Puente. So if you think you can help, go to the Donation page and make a contribution through PayPal!
Thank you for the wonderful support you have shown
El Puente - The Bridge!
"The Bridge provides educational assistance, food assistance, and microloans mainly to indigenous people in the southeastern part of Costa Rica. Our goal is to help people help themselves to self-sufficiency."
THE EFFECT OF PAST DONATIONS to El Puente - The Bridge:
You have put more children in school than ever – children who would not have been able to go otherwise. You have enabled us to keep working toward restarting the microloan program. There is a 40-year-old man going to sixth grade, and a 19 year-old boy so eager to finish he’s doing 5th and 6th grade at the same time. Your support is very welcome!
"Four Septembers ago, we had a crazy idea: we asked our friends to give up their birthdays and ask for donations instead of gifts. We used 100% of the money raised to build water projects in developing countries. Every September since, we've done it again. In September 2010, we raised $1,091,138 through mycharity: water individual fundraising campaigns. With the help of East Lake Church, supporters at charity: ball, and other incredible donors, we reached our fundraising goal of $1.7 million to provide every Bayaka in Central African Republic with access to clean water."
$20 can give one person clean, safe drinking water! A water project costs an average of $5,000 and can serve a community of 250 people. Donate to Charity Water. 100% will be used for direct project costs.
Need a last-minute gift? Donate in someone's name. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.
ROOTED in PEACE — Saving The Planet One Tree At A Time "ROOTED in PEACE needs to raise $30,000 over the next two months for editing and post-production work.
In return, every participant has an active voice in transforming our planet to a better place. The films serves an an engagement in the conversation of, "How do we want to live and the consequences of us ignoring the Global Warming crisis."For every $30 donation, individuals will receive a limited edition, PATAGONIA, ROOTED in PEACE t-shirt."
Here's their link if you'd like to make a donation - ROOTED in PEACE.
"Breast Cancer Action is the first national breast cancer organization that does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or from any corporations profiting from or contributing to cancer.
Our independence and your support make it possible for us to address anything that stands in the way of ending the breast cancer epidemic."
Here's their link if you'd like to make a donation - Breast Cancer Action. They are very gracious. Here is a portion of their response to us, "We are thrilled and deeply grateful. Thank you!! We just danced for you in the office. A few woot woots went around. On behalf of BCAction, thank you so much for this and the work that you do. Your support is very meaningful."
Dear Friend of the Organic Consumers Association,
I'm writing you today to ask for help. This is only the second time in 13 years that OCA has had to put out an emergency fundraising appeal. OCA needs to step up our efforts to label genetically engineered foods and fight Monsanto, to preserve strict organic standards and expand the organic market, and to reverse global warming before it's too late, but we don't have the financial means to do so. Strategic staff and campaign efforts are in jeopardy. Last summer, we had to temporarily lay off staff and slash our already modest salaries. Right now, we are facing a similar financial crunch. We need to raise $75,000 from our subscribers over the next two weeks. Donate to the OCA (tax-deductible)
Regards and Solidarity,
Co-Founder and National Director, Organic Consumers Association
Gluten Free NetWorks thanks Earth Source Organics for being a Platinum Sponsor of the Gluten Free Extravaganza to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month!
Here's part of an email we received from a startup company that is educating people to help them improve their health. Since that is one of our primary goals as well we were proud to become a sponsor without hesitation.
"Dear Friends at Earth Source Organics:
I am a dietitian who is in a new position at a start-up company called MDPrevent. The company is founded by Dr. Steven Charlap, a physician and MBA from Harvard who is funding this effort (and giving all of his profit to charity) to begin a Preventive Medicine practice and Learning Center. The goal is to help people make transformational change in their life to improve their health.
The Learning Center is going to run classes of 6 and 9 weeks to help people (targeted to age 50 and over) make major life changes around nutrition, exercise, stress management, goal setting, and community service. It is going to be like nothing out there!"
"Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.
Our food system is fundamentally broken. A few companies dominate the market, prioritizing profits over people and our planet. Government policies put the interests of corporate agribusiness over the livelihoods of farm families. Farm workers toil in unsafe conditions for minimal wages. School children lack access to healthy foods--as do millions of Americans living in poverty. From rising childhood and adult obesity to issues of food safety, air and water pollution, worker's rights and global warming, our current food system is leading our nation to an unsustainable future.
Food Democracy Now! members have a different vision. We know we can build a food system that gives our communities equal access to healthy food, and respects the dignity of the farmers who produce it. We believe in recreating regional food systems, supporting the growth of humane, natural and organic farms, and protecting the environment. We value our children's health, worker's rights, conservation, and animal welfare over corporate profits. And we believe that working together, we can make this vision a reality in our lifetimes." - www.fooddemocracynow.org
World Planet Foundation
Tribal Gathering/ Whole Foods experience
The Wellness Initiative
Sgt Michael Borus sending chocolate to the military as his wife is our favorite customer
Celiac Disease Foundation
Autism One Conference
Producers Guild of America
Dalai Lama Benefit; April 7th, 2011
El Puente Tribe
Celiac Sprue Association