The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty, and the Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction that will celebrate the impact of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its supporters.
This year’s generous Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners contributing $25,000 each are Alaffia, Cedar’s Foods, Health-Ade Kombucha, Natural Vitality, Stacy’s, Surya Brasil and The Republic of Tea.
In addition, Mayor of the City of Austin, Steve Adler, has proclaimed October 25th as Poverty is Unnecessary Day! Whole Planet Foundation’s Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction in Austin on October 25 is made possible by event support from Presenting Sponsor PepsiCo Premium Natural Team through its next generation products including IZZE, KeVita, Naked Juice, Quaker, Starbucks, Tazo, Tropicana, Gatorade Organic, Near East, Maker Oats, O.N.E. Coconut Water and Yachak, Platinum Sponsors Adventum and Fair Trade Safaris, Gold Sponsor Pulse Centers, Silver Sponsor Seventh Generation and Bronze Sponsors Brazi Bites, Chobani, funbody project, Loomstate, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Primal Kitchen and Sambazon.
Event partners include ATX Social Feed, Astounding Auctions, Bramaya, Capital Printing, Departure Lounge, Fair Market, Goodworks Public Relations, Jetter Photography, Kimo Sabe Mezcal, Moontower Rentals, Rock N Roll Rentals, Texas International Wine Competition and Whim Hospitality.
Big Board auction partners and their donations include Fair Trade Safaris’ Kenya safari for two, Pulse Centers PEMF PulseX High Performance Package, Master of Oenology Bonnie Villacampa private wine tasting and dinner for six by 4FloorsDesign.Com, Cedar’s Foods product and a Cuisinart 18-Bottle Private Reserve Compressor Wine Cellar Refrigerator, Franzetti’s freshwater pearl earring and necklace set and gift card, IZZE-branded cruizer bike and longboard, Kimo Sabe Mezcal private tasting and Mexican beaded jaguar mask, Jennifer Aaron Fine Portrait Design Family portrait package, a Weber Grill from VOSS Water, GetAway2Give vacation property stays in Chicago and St. Maarten, Schwinn men’s mountain bike, Texas International Wine Competition tickets to the Boots & Bottle Gala and private wine education and tasting at The Vine Vault.
Silent auction partners and items include 88 Acres product for a year, Adelman Travel gift card and plane ticket vouchers, Alaffia accessories, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema gift cards, Aveda facial gift card, Avis Budget Group five rental car days, Billy Reid cookbook, Brazi Bites for a year and cooking utensils, Collective Humanity tapestry from Cambodia, Core Power Yoga unlimited one month pass, Departure Lounge stays at the Belmond Maroma in Mexico, Casa Angelina on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, Cliff House in Maine, Esprit Saint Germain in Paris, Red Carnation hotel in London, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont and the Terranea in Southern California, Divine Chocolate for a year, private yoga session by Molllie Galbraith, a Fitbit from Glenda Flanagan, a purse from Guatemala from funbody project, GoodPop one month’s supply and branded apparel, Health-Ade Kombucha for a year, High Brew Coffee Morning of Coffee at your office for up to 200 people, Kendra Scott jewelry, KeVita’s football signed by members of the 2018-2019 Dallas Cowboys team, Kuli Kuli gift basket, Lion’s Krav Maga adult and junior one-month unlimited memberships, Lively Up Your Breath! gift box, Loomstate his & her organic hoodies, Bose headphones from Keith Manbeck, Marigold Gateway to India tapestry, Modesty Hair Studio gift card, Outdoor Voices gift card, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings gift basket, Primal Kitchen gift pack and cookbook, Rishi Tea gift basket, Sambazon product with Patagonia backpack, framed Mola from from Philip Sansone, Seaweed Bath Co. gift basket, SMASHMALLOW backpack and product, Stacy’s gift basket, Stellar Organic Wine, Chef Juliann Stoddart’s cookie decorating class, Ten by Three aprons, Teysha custom boots from Guatemala, The Junior League of Austin tickets to A Christmas Affair, The Republic of Tea gift set, The San Antonio Spurs memorabilia and signed Davis Bertans photograph plus game tickets from Scott White, Traditional Medicinals gift basket, Uchi gift card, VOS bracelets from Guatemala and Wedderspoon gift basket. Whole Planet Foundation team members Brian Doe, Claire Kelly, JP Kloninger, Victor Quiroz, Zoe So and Daniel Zoltani, along with Roxana Newton, collected special artisan items from around the globe.
The party for a purpose menu inspired by microcredit client recipes from around the globe is created by Chef Rob McMahon of Whim Hospitality, with beverages and treats by (512)Brewing, Divine Chocolate, High Brew Coffee, IZZE, KeVita, Kimo Sabe Mezcal, Lake Champlain, Sambazon and the Texas International Wine Competition.
Gift bag contributors include Brazi Bites, Cedar’s Foods, Departure Lounge, DRY Soda, Fair Trade Safaris, Funbody Project, KeVita, Kimo Sabe Mezcal, Maker Oats, Near East, Primal Kitchen, Pulse Centers, Quaker, Rishi Tea, Sambazon, SMASHMALLOW, Texas International Wine Competition, The Republic of Tea, Traditional Medicinals and Seaweed Bath Co.
A performance by West African dance and drumming ensemble Bramaya and lounge music by DJ Ang are sure to delight attendees. Can’t make it to the party with a purpose? Make your donation to Whole Planet Foundation and join The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project today.