PCRBN support leads to growing business-community collaboration
June 2, 2017
Hope Blooms is a Halifax-based social enterprise that empowers at-risk youth. Their fresh herb salad dressing business provides the opportunity for young people to gain entrepreneurial and leadership skills while participating in all aspects of the operation (from organic farming, to production, to marketing to sales).
In 2015, the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) helped develop a business relationship between Hope Blooms and Loblaws.
This initial introduction has led to a growing and successful collaboration between business and community. In addition to being sold at seven Loblaws stores in Halifax, the salad dressing will now be available at the Sydney River Superstore in Sydney, NS.
Sales from the dressing goes towards supporting Hope Blooms programming and $1 from each bottle sold goes to a scholarship fund for youth from underserved communities.
Since it started, the salad dressing has raised over $53,000 for scholarships.
“Hope Blooms Expands to Sydney”
The Chronicle Herald, June 1st 2017