One More Reason to Give Back
For the past two years 1908 Brands has sponsored the Colorado Venus de Miles bike event. This year Boulder Clean, Thrive Tribe and Three Bears showed up to fuel hungry riders with delicious snacks, stock them with laundry detergent samples and giveaway a 1908 Brands gift basket to one lucky individual. The event is always a good time, but the mission behind the event—supporting Greenhouse Scholars—is what is truly special to us. We recently received a letter from Helena, a student, entrepreneur and Greenhouse Scholar, that reminded us why we sponsor events like this one.
A Letter from Helena:
About Venus de Miles:
Venus de Miles began in Boulder County, Colorado in 2008. A group of Greenhouse Scholars’ staffers wanted to create a unique fundraising event just for women – with all the perks and touches women would appreciate. The event quickly grew in popularity, bringing together thousands of active women in the celebration of sisterhood and community. To date more than 14,000 women have participated in a Venus de Miles event and those numbers continue to grow as women invite their sisters, their daughters, their mothers, and their friends to join them for this unforgettable day of fun and fitness for an exceptional cause—to support Greenhouse Scholars as we cultivate extraordinary leaders to change low-income families and communities.
About Greenhouse Scholars:
Greenhouse Scholars works with a distinct group of relentless leaders who have overcome unimaginable challenges in their young lives such as homelessness, violence, loss, and more. Greenhouse Scholars supports them through four years of college and beyond with resources such as one-on-one mentoring, an extensive professional network, internships, peer support, and grants for additional opportunities such as research or service projects, study abroad, etc.