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Nutrex-Hawai’i Will Donate Proceeds as Part of #GiveTuesday

December 1, 2014, 2:04 PM HST
* Updated December 1, 2:07 PM
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Nutrex Hawai’i, growers of natural Hawaiian microalgae supplements, will donate 10 percent of all its sales at Nutrex-Hawaii.com on Dec. 2 to the Hawai’i School and Garden Network.

“We appreciate Nutrex Hawai’i’s support,” said Nancy Redfeather, HISGN program director. “With their contributions, we will be able to continue to expand the programs we offer Hawai’i’s most vulnerable population – our children.”

HISGN was founded by the Kohala Center and supports more than 60 school learning gardens on the Big Island through technical assistance, professional development programs, and mini-grants. The program helps connect Hawai’i’s children to real food, healthier eating habits, and the land itself.

Additionally, HISGN administers FoodCorps Hawai’i and the statewide Hawai’i Farm to School and School Garden Hui. Both of these programs work to develop garden and nutrition programs for learning gardeners, as well as help schools produce fresh, healthy, locally grown food.

“We are thrilled to support HISGN’s work on Hawai’i Island,” said Sheryl Biesman, director of marketing at Nutrex-Hawaii.com. “They are doing a terrific job of promoting positive and sustainable changes in the well-being of Hawai’i’s youth.”

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The donation will come as part of #GiveTuesday, which is a global movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. The efforts harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk and participate in the giving season.

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