We're lucky to have found a great charity partner in Charleston (we have charity partnerships in each of our four cities) that we work with to provide funds and other support to help them do what they do best. And we're really excited to have found a great match in Charleston with The Green Heart Project.
We spent several months researching potential nonprofit organizations to partner with, ensuring the selected group had a like-minded mission and a focus on local foods and goods. This process led us to select the Green Heart Project, a 501c3 organization that builds urban gardens and farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area.
Our new pal Drew Harrison, executive director of the Green Heart Project, says this about working together: "It is our mission to educate our youth and community on the local foods and food products that nourish our bodies and create our wonderful Charleston food culture. And Batch, as a subscription service, highlights a lot of those same local-food producers that we work with through our farm-to-school programming."
So here's the deal: With each Batch Charleston box shipped as part of our monthly subscription service, we'll make a donation to the Green Heart Project – creating a pool of unrestricted funds that will support the overall work and mission of the organization. And, we've got two specialty gift boxes that offer up additional support:
And best of all, to celebrate the start of this partnership, Batch Charleston and the Green Heart Project have prepared a custom Taste of the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. We're going to feature a special Green Heart Project tea towel and a wide array of local food products spotlighted at this year’s festival. These special Batch boxes will be available in the Artisan Market in Marion Square throughout the festival, as well as available online right now! All proceeds from each of these boxes sold will support the Green Heart Project.
In other words, it's really fun to get to do what we do. And even funner (is that a word?) when we can combine it with an awesome cause. Check out the above gift batches to offer support to Green Heart Project, or check back in next week to get a taste of the festival in case you couldn't make it out in person.