Southlake, TX, February 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Over 43,000 people cast their vote for their favorite charities and causes in January, and Project 7 is proud to announce the winners of their first annual Grand Giveaway.
The non-profit winners from each cause category are listed below with a summary of what their funds will provide. Two of the non-profit winners’ projects benefit Haiti, meaning $30,000 is headed to Haiti to help with the relief.
“We are so pleased our consumers chose to make a difference not only with their vote, but also in how they buy. This is why we started Project 7.” says founder Tyler Merrick. “$15,000 means water wells in Uganda and better health for Haitian orphans in this dire time of need. We feel fortunate to be able to provide these much-needed funds to deserving charities.”
Project 7 will continue in their mission to donate at least 50 percent of profits to seven areas of critical need globally. You can purchase Project 7 bio-bottled water, gum, mints and eco-friendly t-shirts at Whole Foods Market, Caribou Coffee and other national retailers and online at shop.project7.com.
Build the Future: HOPE International
HOPE International will provide 300 small loans and training to entrepreneurs who have the skills to run a business but lack access to capital. With loans, clients expand their businesses, increase profits, and break the cycle of extreme poverty for their families.
Feed the Hungry: Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission will drill three wells in three communities in Northern Uganda, providing clean water for more than 1,000 people, along with training in hygiene and sanitation. These wells will help restore health and hope to these war-torn regions of Uganda.
Heal the Sick: Partners in Health
$38 provides a vulnerable child in Haiti the support he/she needs to overcome their barriers to health. If a child doesn’t have adequate access to food, potable water, or if they simply need help paying for schoolbooks, this grant will bring a better future for 400 orphans and vulnerable children.
Help Those in Need: Stop Child Trafficking Now
The average child predator pays $30 to violate a child for 15 minutes, while same $30 puts a highly trained SCTNow operative team in the field for 15 minutes. $15,000 will send operative teams across the United States and take child predators off the street.
Hope for Peace: Invisible Children
Invisible Children will provide a university scholarship and a mentor to twelve girls in the war torn area of northern Uganda. These scholarships will provide the opportunity for promising young women to become leaders in their community and ensure lasting peace.
House The Homeless: SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children’s Villages provides loving homes for orphaned children worldwide. This grant will give beds and safe homes to 120 children in Niger, Africa who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDs and other devastating circumstances.
Save the Earth: Plant With Purpose
Plant With Purpose will plant 15,000 trees and construct 15 miles of soil erosion barriers in Haiti. Together, tree planting and soil conservation replenishes soil, improves crop yields, and allows families to become self-sufficient and transform their lives.
About Project 7
Project 7 is a consumer goods company passionate about social change. The Southlake, Texas company manufactures bio-bottled water, gum, mints and T-shirts. For every purchase of a Project 7 product, the company donates 50 percent of its profits to seven areas of critical need in the world – Build the Future, Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Help Those in Need, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, and Save the Earth.
Project 7 invites consumers to help “Change the Score” by purchasing Project 7 products, volunteering their time, and educating others. To learn more about Project 7 and to purchase Project 7 merchandise, visit www.project7.com. You can also become a fan of Project 7 on Facebook and follow @Project7 on Twitter.