This is a sponsored post written by me for AVEENO®. All opinions are 100% mine.
AVEENO® just announced the THIRD winner of their Be An Active Natural™ Fund: Rachelle Roper of Belleview, FL. and her organization, Feed The Need Garden, will receive the $10,000 grant as a reward for the incredible work she does! And you have a chance to win a set of gardening tools and seeds to plant some of the Active Naturals ingredients in your own garden! (Details on entering are below.)
AVEENO®, best known for its ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, launched the BE AN ACTIVE NATURAL™ Fund to award individuals and organizations that create positive changes in their communities. Eight $10,000 grants are being awarded throughout 2012 to consumers whose work impacts the lives of others through one of these three categories:
- Inspiring others to see their natural and inner beauty
- Educating about the values of an active and healthy lifestyle
- Preserving, restoring and improving the local environment
Rachelle truly is an Active Natural. After learning all there is to know about gardening and producing her own source of food while growing up, she saw the need to share the insight and knowledge she acquired to others in her community during the economic downturn. From there, Feed the Need Garden was born. This non-profit’s mission is “to end hunger locally by teaching those in need how to grow and preserve their own food.”
Rachelle organizes local seminars where she educates those wanting to learn her craft. In addition, Rachelle has donated a plot of her very own land to create what she calls “the teaching garden,” where she invites locals to learn best practices first hand. This grant will allow the Feed the Need Garden to continue to expand, allowing Rachelle to educate more people allowing her to continue her non-profit’s mission.
I am thrilled for Rachelle, but it doesn’t end there! AVEENO® will be rewarding one philanthropic organization every month until December! The next two Be An Active Natural™ Fund semi-finalists will be up on August 13.
How can you win the garden tools and seeds giveaway? By commenting on this post! Share anything about gardening below and you’re entered. A winner will be drawn on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5pm CST. The giveaway is open to United States residents only.