FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nonprofit Plant With Purpose Celebrates Changed Lives Worldwide
Environmental nonprofit to host Planting Hope Gala on October 13
September 27, 2012
Plant With Purpose, an international environmental and poverty relief nonprofit, will be celebrating hope, dignity, and changed lives at their annual
Planting Hope Gala
to beheld on October 13, 2012, at Paradise Point Resort and Spa.
“The gala is a
n opportunity to celebrate the successes of farmers who are now able to feed their familiesthanks to microfinance programs like the Village Savings and Loan Associations and sustainableagriculture training. We are celebrating seeing forests and communities being res
tored,” said Executive
Scott Sabin. “The gala serves as a reminder for us in
the States that there is good work beingdone,
and we must continue in our efforts.”
The evening will include an in-person thank you from representatives of Plant With Purpose
Burundiprogram, video highlights from the Dominican Republic, updates from around the world, and silent, live,and fund-a-need auctions to raise funds for
Plant With Purpose’s life
-giving programs all while enjoyingdelicious cuisine and fabulous company.
Accomplishments from funds raised at last year’s gala allowed Plant With Purpose to:
Launch 20 new savings and loan microfinance groups, which assist the rural poor to save their ownmoney and take loans for small businesses, family emergencies, and sending their children to school.
Provide 200 families with water purification systems in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to treatcontaminated water and lessen the devastation caused by waterborne disease.
Plant 14,060 trees to reforest and revitalize land to provide more food security for families.
Build 750 fuel-efficient stoves, which improve the health of families and reduce deforestation.Plant With Purpose invites anyone interested to help make a difference in the lives of the rural poor.Tickets are $110 and can be purchased on their website or by calling the office.###
About Plant With Purpose
Plant With Purpose(plantwithpurpose.org)is an international, nonprofit organization that transformslives in rural areas where poverty is caused by deforestation. For over 25 years, Plant With Purpose hasprovided lasting solutions to rural poverty through a community development approach that integratesreforestation, sustainable agriculture programs, economic opportunity through microfinance, and localleadership development. Plant With Purpose currently works in more than 275 communities in sixcountries: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Tanzania, Burundi, and Thailand.For interviews, inquiries, or for additional information on Plant With Purpose, including videos or photos,please contact Becky Rosaler.