A program ofKidzKare, a 501(c)3 non-profit benefitting children in the greater Rochester, MI area.



INVESTMENT

 The annual retail cost of the organic produce provided by three 4ft x 4ft beds

 
 
Per Day
Per Year
One salad
 
 
 
Leaf Lettuce (4oz)  
$2.25
$821.25
 
Tomatoes (8oz)
$1.75
$638.75
 
Cucumber (1/2)
$0.50
$182.50
 
Carrot (1/2)
$0.20
$  73.00
 
Radishes (2)
$0.50
$182.50
Salad total 
$5.20
$1,898.00
Vegetable #1
$1.50
$540.00
Vegetable #2 
$1.50
$540.00
Herbs 
 
$50.00
Melon
 
$60.00
TOTAL COST  
 
$3,088.00

 

THE “COMPETITION”

Organic produce purchased at retail cost to feed one adult an amount of produce equivalent to that grown in three (3) 4ft x 4ft beds
vs
Six (6) 4ft x 4ft beds are planted, grown, harvested and distributed as follows:
Three (3) 4ft x 4ft beds (50%) donated to feed one adult
Two (2) 4ft x 4ft beds (33%) sold 50% wholesale/50% retail, proceeds donated to KidzKare
One (1) 4ft x 4ft bed (17%) donated to bed host
Length of competition = 10 years (minimum life expectancy of beds)
Which costs less?
Which produces more?
Which serves more people?
Which should we choose?

 

RAISING ROCHESTER SCENARIO

FULL COMPARISON

For every six (6) 4ft x 4ft beds = Feed one adult

 
First Year 
First 3 Years
First 5 Years
First 10 Years
Purchasing organic produce
$3,088
$9,268
$15,440
$30,880
Full sponsorship
$3,600
$4,800
$6,000
$9,000
Savings of Raising Rochester
($512)
$4,468
$9,440

$21,880

Proceeds from sale of produce donated to KidzKare
$   400
$1,200
$2,000
$4,000
Value of donation to bed host
$1,029
$3,088
$  5,147
$10,294
NET GAIN FROM RR
$   917
$8,756
$16,587
 $36,174
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
25%
182% 
276%
402%

 

 VALUE OF BUILDING

Community Pride and Self Sufficiency
Visibility
Personal Relationships
Experience, Knowledge, Awareness, and Life Skills

PRICELESS

 

RAISING ROCHESTER = THE SOLUTION



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