$50,000 Donor Makes a Difference through Personal Care Products
Whole Planet Foundation is proud to welcome Weleda, a new $50,000 donor to our cause of global poverty alleviation. Weleda's generosity this year will fund approximately 275 microloans and 1,500 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to live a better life through microcredit.
$100,000 Fund Member Surpasses Half a Million Dollars in Donations
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to share that Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, the founding member of the $100,000 Fund, has donated a total of $500,000 to fund 5,800 microloans and create 29,000 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to pull themselves out of poverty.
$100,000 Fund Member Makes a Difference through Making Yogurt
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to welcome Chobani, a new $100,000 Fund donor to our cause of global poverty alleviation. Chobani’s generosity this year will fund approximately 550 microloans to create 2,900 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to live a better life through microcredit.
A flash mob took over the Whole Foods Market on South Lamar for a good cause.
The flash mob was held in honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, and it caught some lunch time shoppers by surprise.
“I didn't know what I was going to get for lunch, so I was just thinking about that and when I heard the music I thought this was an event for South by [Southwest],” said Gabrielle Orlando, a Whole Foods Market shopper. “I saw everyone surrounding it and got sucked in."
Annual Prosperity Campaigns Fueled by Their Dedication
Whole Planet Foundation thrives because of the support of amazing volunteers, fundraisers, and advocates who generously contribute to its mission to alleviate global poverty, especially during the Annual Prosperity Campaign each March.
On March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $3 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 72 countries and 16 U.S. cities.
Meet Gayle Grindley, Natural Channel Sales Director for Unilever
Gayle Grindley has travelled with Whole Planet Foundation and met microcredit clients in Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, in Guatemala in Central America (pictured), in Paraguay, South America and in Togo, West Africa.
1. What is your inspiration to support women entrepreneurs?
What gift would you give for the holidays that costs $56? Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived on $56 for 56 days in Guatemala and filmed Living on One Dollar, a documentary that has raised over $300,000 for Whole Planet Foundation, funding 1,600 microloans for Guatemalans living in poverty.