Solving the World’s Problems with Everyday Products

What if the everyday things you purchase at your local convenience store or while waiting in line at the check-out counter, such as bottled water, gum and mints, had a value beyond just quenching your thirst or freshening your breath? Project 7 makes products many of us use daily to help solve problems affecting our world.

Founded by Tyler Merrick in 2008, the idea for Project 7 resulted from his observation of our consumer-oriented culture mixed with his passion for wanting to help people through business. Project 7 makes products for good so everyone around the world can have access to basic needs for a healthy life. “If people are going to buy things. Lots of things. Then let’s use those things they purchase to help change the world around us.”

Driven to do good around the world in seven areas, hence Project 7, the company’s focus is on:

  1. feeding the hungry,
  2. healing the sick,
  3. hope for peace,
  4. housing the homeless,
  5. quenching the thirsty,
  6. teaching them well, and
  7. saving the earth.

Every product supports a different area the company is committed to – each tray of ‘Save the Earth Fresh Mint Gum’ plants 10 fruit bearing trees into the Earth, one tray of ‘Quench the Thirsty Wintergreen Mints’ provides water for someone in need for a full year, and ‘House for the Homeless House Blend’ of coffee provides shelter for one day to an orphan. Check out their range of products and how each helps make the world better here.

Along with providing financial support to its nonprofit partners, Project 7 is committed to educating consumers about global issues and raising awareness for each organization. For more on its 2012 partners or to apply to become one, click here.

Thank you Project 7 for making our world wonderful.

LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: Where do you buy your gum and mints?


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