Since May 2013, Harvest has donated over $300,000 to charitable organizations (such as the American Cancer Society, Bosom Buddies, Ryan House, Climb to Conquer Cancer and the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona), veterans, seniors, and patients-in-need. Our mission is to propagate this culture of giving throughout the country at each of our medical cannabis facilities.
Harvesting Hope is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) established in 2014 to provide a better quality of life for young children suffering from pediatric epilepsy. To date, Dr. Troutt, Harvesting Hope’s Executive Director, has provided services to over 50 families and their children, including guidance on cannabis use for seizure control, educational seminars and discussions, and introductions to medical specialists. Harvesting Hope has also raised money to send children to Camp Candlelight, a camp for children with epilepsy.
Harvest hosts a number of monthly support groups, including those focused on pediatric epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Harvest provides meeting space and refreshments, and employs a Patient Outreach Coordinator to organize these activities and facilitate discussions. We are organizing similar support groups in Nevada and digitizing the support group experience so patients throughout the country may participate.
Harvest has partnered with Quality Connections to employ individuals with special needs at our Flagstaff cultivation facility. This program creates economic opportunities and a sense of identity for a population that tends to fall behind both financially and socially. We hope to employ similar programs at our other cultivation and production facilities throughout the country.