For us at Vita, a love of personal sustainability demands that we also look outside of our personal lives and ask, what can we give? Here are few of the key projects we continue to support and work alongside locally, nationally, and globally.
The Inn of the Good Shepherd is a local homeless shelter and food bank in our hometown. They run a "Mobile Food Market" program that distributes over 6000lbs of fresh produce into our local community per week.
Every year we donate the harvest from our team gardens in support of this wonderful project.
Established in 2006, Sanmen Youwei Library is a rural non-for profit library that provides literacy education for local children. Nearly 900 readers attend the library on average per month. They are putting the life changing gift of education into the hands of the neighbourhoods most underprivileged youth.
We partner with an organization called Thrive in Rwanda. They have a passion to empower people with the training and tools needed to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life, sustainably. We have worked with Thrive to hire a full time employee who is currently working in Kageyo Rwanda, delivering food education. We are also aiming to build up to 500 Keyhole Gardens.
Enjoy some of the stories of the people we met and were able to serve on the Kageyo Gardens Project. We had the privilege of contributing to their lives and in every case they have positively effected us.
For more information about the Kageyo Gardens Project and opportunities to donate, visit their website