In 1989, shelter volunteer Jossy Eyre learned that the homeless women coming to their site needed extra help to make lasting changes in their lives: practical training in job and life skills.
So Eyre bought $500 worth of beans and put two homeless women to work creating the first products to be offered by the Women's Bean Project.
Today, the Women's Bean Project produces salsa mixes, spice rubs, gift baskets, baking mixes and much more in the former Fire Station #10 in Denver, Colorado.
The program has expanded to provide support and training for hundreds of women, helping them to achieve a second chance in life.
Visitors to the GreaterGood Network can purchase their products or provide direct support to the Women's Bean Project through the Gifts That Give More™ program. To learn more, click here.