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Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project 2022

Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Benefit & Auction to Alleviate Global Poverty

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project 2022

Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Benefit & Auction to Alleviate Global Poverty

Published 10-21-22

Submitted by Whole Foods Market Foundation

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Every October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in countries around the world where the company sources products. The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supplier donors who commit to donating $25,000 each annually and culminates in the foundation’s signature event to alleviate poverty. 

Whole Planet Foundation's annual Party With a Purpose celebrates the anniversary of the Foundation’s beginnings and its global impact. Between October 17-21, this local and global in-person and online auction is open for bidding, with plenty of items available at starting bids of $10 and $15, thanks to Presenting Sponsor Papyrus-Recycled Greetings.  More item highlights include a dinner for 2 at Carbone Dallas with hotel stay donated by Carbone Fine Foods and an EcoReco L5+ foldable electric scooter with Heritage helmet donated by Lundberg Family Farms , both Silver Sponsors this year.  Additionally, registered attendees will have the opportunity to bid on artisan goods sourced from microcredit clients and social enterprises connected to the Foundation’s network of microfinance partners around the globe. 

Register for FREE today to:

  • bid online on 100+ auction items to alleviate poverty
  • purchase a $10 drawing ticket for the chance to win a kitchen package of Nutri Ninja singles blender, Ninja Foodi 3-piece knife set, Queen Alaffia handmade cotton pair of aprons, eight napkins and matching table runner. 

The auction closes on October 21 at 8:20pm CST. Thanks to our sponsors, event proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation’s work to fund microcredit for entrepreneurs around the globe who are working hard to escape poverty. The Foundation will announce the auction’s impact on Tuesday, October 25th, Poverty is Unnecessary Day.

Since inception, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $101 million to fund 6 million microloans to entrepreneurs working hard to escape poverty. Whole Planet Foundation works in 25 U.S. cities and in 79 other countries around the world. Microloans are small loans — with no formal contract or collateral — provided to microentrepreneurs for the chance to create or expand a home-based business and generate income through their own hard work and ingenuity. Through microfinance partners, the foundation has created 30 million income-generating opportunities for microentrepreneurs to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Please join Whole Planet Foundation’s online auction or learn more by visiting

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Whole Foods Market Foundation

Whole Foods Market Foundation works to nourish people and the planet by helping to advance economic opportunities, nutrition, and healthy food access in local and global communities. Founded by Whole Foods Market, the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas, encompasses the projects of Whole Planet, Whole Kids and Whole Cities.  

Alleviates poverty through microcredit in communities around the globe.

Dedicated to improving children’s health and wellness through their nutrition.

Improves individual and community health through collaborative partnerships, education, and broader access to nutritious food.

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