When you buy a pack of seed from the Mauro Seed Company, we donate one to someone in need. A quick primer on why we do it, how we do it and how you can join our mission.
Why we give.
This company began as a personal calling - to work for the Man instead of the 'man'. We aimed high with the goal to empower everyone on Earth to feed themselves. We wanted to use business as a vehicle to help others. The TOMS buy-one-give-one model was the perfect model to integrate giving into our efforts. Plus, with tens of thousands of customers helping us in our mission, we can have a much larger impact than going in alone.
We love seed because it is a promise - that with work it can provide food for many. The gift is sustainable because the seed we sell can be saved for next years crop in perpetuity. The gift multiplies and can change the course of generations. Finally, the miracle of growing food from seed grows ones faith in God.
What we give.
We provide open pollinated heirloom vegetable seed because it offers ongoing benefit year after year. The seeds can be harvested and reused for the next year enabling increase and reinvestment. The impact is more food, better nutrition, better income and empowered people.
How we give.
We partner with a variety of domestic and international agricultural outreach missions. We send seed that will be used to train and equip people in need. We provide the seed and they provide the hands-on training to teach how how to grow food and become independent through agriculture.
Where we give.
Our giving partners do amazing work here and around the world. We are super proud to work with great organizations with great purpose made up of great people doing great work.
We started in our first year with a goal of donating enough seed to produce one million pounds of food. To our surprise, we achieved that goal. Since 2016, you, our Grow One, Give One model has have delivered enough seed to produce 3 million pounds of food. The soft impact is as important. We are helping our partner organizations fulfill their missions. We share values and goals and it is rewarding to be a part of their success.
As we learn, our focus evolves, but our mission to help others remains the same. We will continue to explore ways to solve larger challenges and grow our giving platform, aka business. We can only do it with your continued support.
How you can help.
First and foremost, you can buy some seeds! If you don't garden, you can buy seeds for someone you love. Finally, if you you don't garden or care about anyone who does, please tell your coworkers, in-laws and even the guy sitting next to you on the airplane. That is completely free so what are you waiting for? Thanks!!