Fred WilkinsonKatie Stagliano, founder of Katie's Krops and her mother, Stacie, speak with Mark Haun(left), business development manager at Walter P. Rawl & Sons Inc., and Ashley Rawl, director of sales, after Katie's presentation at Midwest Expo. Grower-shipper Walter P. Rawl & Sons Inc. is partnering with non-profit Katie’s Krops.
Pelion, S.C.-based Rawl will help Katie’s Krops fund grants for children ages 9 to 16 and work toward the charity’s goal of establishing a kid-run vegetable garden in all 50 states, according to a company news release.
For every bag of specially marked Nature’s Greens Kale and Collard Greens sold through the end of the year, Rawl will give a percentage to Katie’s Krops. Rawl’s donation is expected to fund 15 Katie’s Krops gardens next spring.
Katie’s Krops was founded in 2008 when 9-year-old Katie Stagliano grew a 40-pound cabbage and gave it to a local soup kitchen. Today, Katie’s Krops has 51 gardens, which have yielded thousands of pounds of fresh produce for organizations helping people in need.
In September, Katie became the youngest recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award.