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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, ADOPTION. Both originally born in Greece, Mr. Jimmy Pappas and Mr. Sam Calloway, each made it to the United States at different at different ages through adoption. While the similarities of their adoption story ends there, both believe they would not be where they are today if it wasn't for the love, encouragement & support of their adopted families. Because of this, it has been a dream of the partners to donate a percentage of their earnings to a deserving family looking to adopt.

Adoption can lead to opportunities and experiences that the adoptee may not have had otherwise. Adopted children are more likely to have better educational and personal success due to the financial security and support of their adoptive parents. Unfortunately, the adoption process is lengthy and extremely expensive!  The Green Olive Project was created in February 2022 as a year long campaign to raise money to donate to a family in the final stages of the adoption process. For every bottle sold, $2 will be added to the fund and $5 will be donated for every 3 liter can. The more we earn, the more we can give away!!!


The "Green Olive" Name

You may be asking, "what do '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. As olives ripen they transform from green to light brown, to a vibrant reddish purple, and finally to the deepest, darkest black. Generally speaking, the darker the olive, the riper it was when plucked from the treeThus, "Green Olives" are just young olives that have not had the chance to mature yet. Likewise, a child eligible for adoption has yet to find the parents and/or family that will nurture, encourage, & support them into adulthood. 
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