DutchCrafters Sponsors Mennonite Economic Development Associates Fundraiser

Mary Fehr and Sarah French begin their ride for the MEDA Bike to GROW intitative, sponsored by DutchCrafters

Online Amish Furniture Retailer Aims to Match $5,000 in Giving

(Sarasota, Fla., May 18, 2015) – DutchCrafters Amish Furniture, the largest Web-only retailer of Amish furniture at www.DutchCrafters.com, is the primary United States sponsor of Bike to GROW, which is raising funds for Mennonite Economic Development Associates’ (MEDA) GROW program that supports women entrepreneurs in Ghana.

Starting May 18, 2015, Mary Fehr and Sarah French will bike across Canada with the goal to raise $150,000 for GROW, Greater Rural Opportunities for Women. GROW helps women farmers access quality seeds and other supplies. The program plans to reach 20,000 women over six years.

While interns for MEDA in Tanzania and Nicaragua, Fehr and French were moved by the women impacted by MEDA’s business solutions to poverty.

“We saw a lot of inequality with females,” said French. “We thought, let’s try to help out with this.”

DutchCrafters will match up to $5,000 of giving.  Go to http://bit.ly/BIKETOGROW to give to Bike to GROW.

“It’s an honor to sponsor this initiative,” said Jim Miller, DutchCrafters owner and president of the Sarasota, Fla. MEDA chapter. “We are excited to support the women entrepreneurs of Ghana and MEDA’s continuing economic development work throughout the world.”

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture is the flagship brand of JMX Brands. Find out more about the JMX family of Brands at www.jmxbrands.com.

Photo Caption: Mary Fehr and Sarah French begin their ride for the MEDA Bike to GROW initiative, sponsored by DutchCrafters

JMX Brands is a niche Internet retailer, selling over 10,000 different products on a variety of websites, including www.DutchCrafters.com – the world’s largest Web-only retailer of Amish furniture. JMX Brands is a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, has been selected for University of Central Florida’s GrowFlorida program, earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, according to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5,000 List.

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