The owners of My Greek Orchard have created a fund in order to give a portion of MGO proceeds to a cause very near and dear to their hearts. Both originally born in Greece, Mr. Jimmy Pappas and Mr. Sam Calloway each made it to the United States at different stages of their childhood by adoption. While the similarities of their adoption story really end there, both believe they would not be where they are today if it wasn't for the love, encouragement & support of their adopted families. Adoption opened many doors of opportunity they otherwise may not have been afforded. Unfortunately, the adoption process is both lengthy and extremely expensive! Since the conception of My Greek Orchard, it has been a dream of the partners to sell enough olive oil to one day donate a percentage of the earnings to a deserving family looking to adopt. Well, we are ellated to share that day is finally HERE!
We are eager to introduce you to, My Greek Orchard Gives Back: The Green Olive Project!
Kicking off Feb. 2, 2022, The Green Olive Project
will begin a year long campaign to raise money that will be donated to a deserving family or couple in the final stages of the adoption process. For every bottle sold, $2 will be added to the fund and for ever 3 liter can sold, $5 will be donated! We cannot wait to present a check to a loving family or families at the beginning of 2023! The more we earn, the more we can give away and the happier we will be!!!
You may be asking, "what 'green olives' have to do with adoption?" Well, did you know there are no "green olive trees”? In fact, the color of an olive is usually an indication of its ripeness. Green olives ripen and become black olives. Or rather, they transform from green to light brown, to a vibrant red and purple, to the deepest, darkest black. In general, the darker the olive, the riper it was when it was plucked from the tree. Therefore, "Green Olives" are just young olives that have not had the chance to mature yet. Likewise, a baby or child that is eligible for adoption has yet to find the parents and/or family that will nurture, encourage, & support them into adulthood.
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