Annie's Plants The Seed For Garden Giving to Help Raise Money for School Gardens

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Annie's, Inc. recently announced their exciting new program Garden Funder, a crowdsourcing tool to help schools and individuals raise money for school and community gardens across the nation. Using leading-edge social tools powered by Network for Good, Garden Funder empowers grassroots fundraising and includes incentives from Annie's to help fundraisers reach their goals.

Garden Funder is an expansion of Annie's longstanding Gardens of Goodness program which, since 2008, has donated funds to over 270 schools, putting more than 80,000 children in direct contact with growing real food.

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"By helping children learn where food comes from though school gardens, Annie's helps kids understand that real food tastes great and encourages them to start making better choices at a young age," said Sarah Bird, Chief Mom Officer for Annie's. "Garden Funder allows us to amplify our impact on school gardens and puts us even closer to our goal of getting a garden into every school across the nation."

Garden Funder uses the CrowdRise platform to crowd-source funds all year round. To start a school fundraiser, you can visit Crowdrise.com/AnniesGardenFunder and select "Set up Your Fundraiser." Making a donation is just as simple – click on "Donate to a Fundraiser," enter the amount you'd like to give and submit.

"We are thrilled CrowdRise can provide a modern way to give back and help change the world, garden by garden," said Gary Wohlfeill, CrowdRise's Director of Marketing. "It's exciting to be a part of educating children about the benefits of these kinds of food choices."

Join in on the conversation by following @AnniesHomegrown and #GivingTuesday on Twitter, or visiting us on Facebook.com/Annieshomegrown.

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