Vego Garden Giving Back Program Update: February - April 2024

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Houston, TX, May 10th, 2024  – As the gardening industry’s innovation leader, Vego Garden  has continued its quest to give back to local communities in meaningful ways, through our Giving Back Program which began last year. Through the program’s social aid efforts, we continue to serve communities and individuals in need, with marked progress through partnerships with renowned social and charitable organizations. 

Combining the healing power of gardening and our steadfast focus on corporate social responsibility, Vego Garden continues to support social, educational, and government projects in various communities with our garden bed donations. Our efforts have been met with much praise since the inception, achieving more encouraging results in 2024.

With the arrival of spring and the start of the gardening season, we have also come upon our peak business season. While we have temporarily reduced the number of applications, the Giving Back Program has continued to achieve steady results between the months of February to April, with donations made to 25 new organizations. These include donations to 12 schools, 9 non-profits, 3 501c3 organizations, and 1 church.  

Joint Efforts Coming to Fruition

With the arrival of the spring gardening season, our program has also seen new growth with many meaningful alliances formed. These partnerships once again highlight our unwavering focus on fostering change and giving back to communities. 

One of our latest partners is the Community SoGarden, South Tampa, Florida’s first community garden offering an oasis within the South Of Gandy community. They have been successful in creating a thriving green space that not only cultivates vegetables and flowers, but also a productive community with our garden beds - growing food sustainably and cultivating community leadership. 

We also lent support to Working Food, helping them to cultivate a resilient local food community in North Central Florida. Vego Garden donated 4 17" Tall 6 In 1 Modular Metal Raised Garden Bed Kits to the non-profit organization, which are used for hands-on science activities in their youth garden, as well as growing produce for meals. 

As in the previous year, our collaborations with schools have been especially fruitful. One of the latest to benefit from our donations is California-based Toby Johnson Middle School. They created a herb garden for students with 4 17" Tall 9 In 1 Modular Raised Garden Bed Kits. 

The Gilbert Elementary School, a top ranked school in Arizona, also used our donated garden beds to create community gardens for the benefit of their students.

The Copiah County Master Gardeners of Mississippi is one of the gardening programs of Mississippi State University, offering certified training in consumer horticulture and related disciplines. Vego Garden donated 4 of its 17" Tall 6 In 1 Raised Garden Bed Kits to the program, for the planting of seasonal vegetables and plants for federal education, and in training facilities for underserved youths.

Finally, we joined hands with the NTx School Garden Network, an organization that furthers the school gardening movement by providing essential support to garden educators. Vego Garden donated 4 17" Tall Garden Beds to support their elementary school garden projects. 

Empowering a Variety of Causes 

Whether it’s our work with renowned non-profits, 501c3 organizations, or academic institutions, our donations have helped address a variety of social issues and served the needs of communities with increasing impact. 

A case in point is Manna Food Bank, one of non-profit organizations that we recently joined hands with. They are responsible for managing partnerships and community markets in all 16 counties of Western North Carolina, and with the community need for food currently at a 250% increase from pre-pandemic levels, they are looking for new ways to further address food insecurity.

We donated 5 17" Tall 9 In 1 Modular Metal Raised Garden Bed Kits to the food bank to help build a community garden onsite. It will be used to educate the community about growing food, and providing locally-grown produce. This is an important program for education on food sovereignty in rural areas. 

Warrior's Refuge is a 501c3 organization serving homeless veterans by providing them with transitional housing and resources to help them return to normal lives. Vego Garden backed their efforts with donations of 3 32" Extra Tall 6 In 1 Raised Garden Bed Kits and 2 17" Tall 6 In 1 Modular Metal Raised Garden Bed Kits to help them produce food for their residents, and selling them at local farmers’ markets to raise money.  

Established in 2015, Ho`ola Farms is another 501c3 organization that we recently partnered with. They offer agricultural educational training and hands-on experiences for veterans and first responders, their families, and the community in hope of creating a more sustainable future for all.

To lend support for their Victory Garden program, donations of 4 17" Tall 9 In 1 Raised Garden Bed Kits were made as gifts for veterans and their caregivers, and to encourage gardening activities at home.

Our garden beds also made their way to Jacksonville - based Yulee High School, one of four high schools in Nassau County. It serves approximately 1,400 students with over 100 faculty members. We donated 5 17” Tall Raised Garden Beds to the school’s Home EC Club, to help students grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs for both cooking and preservation. 

Our Ongoing Pledge 

As a company focused on gardening innovation for the common good, Vego Garden’s Giving Back Program has stayed on course this year for further progress to support local communities and those in need. These stellar results represent our ongoing pledge to give back in meaningful and sustainable ways. 

With spring in full bloom, we look forward to more fruitful partnerships with social and community support groups in the months to come. Through the program, we will continue to elevate our work with community partners from different sectors, and further strengthen our commitment to corporate social responsibility.