A cost-effective and reliable way to supplement children's diets with micro-nutrients is to provide fresh vegetables and fruit at home and school. Earth Boxes® are "magic" little self-contained gardens which the United Nations report can provide all the required micro-nutrients for a young child for a year.
For a tax-deductible $150 donation, you can send a fully-prepared Earth Box®
with planting medium, fertilizer sufficient
for up to five growing seasons, and starter seedlings to a hungry child in St.
Lucia, India or Tanzania.
Each garden offers three harvests per year, and each Earth Box® lasts a lifetime - meaning that your gift can supplement a child's diet for 3-5 years, and can be re-planted until her/his adulthood. Give an "alternative" gift that truly changes a life!
"We're most concerned about the nutrition of our infants and toddlers. The proper diet
is critical. An Earth Box is a miracle to a mother struggling to provide for her child."
~ Lucy Girrard, Director, Roving Caregivers of Anse la Raye, St. Lucia
Donate here in your name or as a gift to honor someone else, and an Earth Box® will be prepared for delivery to the country you specify. A gift acknowledgement can be requested for the person you'd like to honor. Our community partners ensure that your Earth Box® is placed with a local family of one of the hundreds of waiting children. The family chooses the seedlings and plants the garden together. Global Volunteers is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultation with the United Nations engaging volunteers in development assistance worldwide.
Thank you for changing the arc of a child's life forever!