Who We Are
Greenraising was started by the parents of elementary school children who watched how their school's parents associations struggled each year to raise the funds necessary to provide an excellent education, and who bought their share of cookie dough and magazines to help that happen. At the same time, they noticed that their children were coming home with concerns about the environment, pollution, global warming and living conditions in the world, and were feeling helpless to change things. A little research yielded a host of small things each family could do to help the situation, and a light bulb went off (well, technically a compact fluorescent bulb). Greenraising was created to help solve both problems: raise money for schools and give children an opportunity to learn that their actions can change the world.
Of course, it's not just children who want to help improve the planet, and not just schools who need money, so the mission expanded to let other non-profit organizations participate as well.
At Greenraising, we believe that people want to make good choices for our planet's health. We strive to make it easy for them to do so, by providing products that help them consume less, preserve natural resources, and help others.
We believe that it is easier, and more effective, to help many people make small changes than to convince a few to completely change their way of life.
We believe that each purchase you make is a vote about how you want the world to be. We hope to help children and adults alike to vote wisely.
We believe in the power of education. We strive to educate ourselves and our customers about the environment and the effect our actions have upon it. We hope to raise money for schools so that children can better learn to read, write, calculate, and think critically about the issues facing our society.
Finally, we believe in people's desire and ability to improve the lives of their fellow beings. We help raise funds to assist non-profit agencies who make life better for people, animals, and the environment.