Microcredit To Take Hollywood By Storm During GRAMMY Week

Lauren EvansFoundation News, Supplier Partnerships

WPF-EventFlyerFInal-Feb5-2015 (2)On Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Foods Market and other valued partners will honor our friends Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci for alleviating poverty through their film, “Living on One Dollar.” The private event will take place at Whole Planet Foundation’s annual pre-GRAMMY® benefit, which will be held at OHM Nightclub in Los Angeles, located in the heart of Hollywood and the Walk of Fame. We couldn’t be more excited to bring more than 800 like-minded people together to raise awareness and funds for global poverty alleviation, while recognizing the amazing work of Living on One!

Rocky Dawuni, Magnolia Memoir, Patrick Bradley, Andy Allo, Latin GRAMMY-nominated Debi Nova, 2014 GRAMMY nominee Mariachi Divas and three-time American GRAMMY Award-winning and 2014 GRAMMY-nominated blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will perform at the benefit, which will also include celebrity presenters. The event is produced by Whole Planet Foundation and our longtime partners Clamorhouse and Planet LA Records.

Join us in the social conversation this Thursday night with #WPFGrammy!

The film “Living on One Dollar,” created by our honorees, follows Chris and Zach’s experience living on a dollar a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Through their film, these two men create awareness for the suffering that people living in poverty face all over the world, and motivate viewers to help end extreme poverty, which affects more than 1.1 billion people worldwide.

For poverty alleviation programs, “Living on One Dollar” has raised more than $120,000 for Whole Planet Foundation and over $78,000 for the community of Peña Blanca, Guatemala! We will honor Chris’ and Zach’s great work with the Whole Planet Trailblazer Award as well as inviting them to join our $100,000 Fund.

We wouldn’t be able to take Hollywood by storm without the generous support from our sponsors! The event is presented by sponsors Whole Foods Market, Lifeway Foods and Sambazon, featuring Community Leaders Garden of Life, City National Bank and Nature’s One. Foundation Partners include ACURE Organics, Frontier Co-op, Hampton Creek, Hero Nutritionals, Mamma Chia, ORGANIC INDIA, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and VOSS. Event Supporters include COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey, Cool Cups, Dr. Jekyll’s Craft Beer, Gibson Brands, Keep Cool USA, Navitas Naturals, prAna, Purus Vodka and Zorbitz. Contributors include Beanfields, Better Bean, Blue Microphones, Cocomojoe, Drazil Foods, Greyston Bakery, Jackson’s Honest Chips, Late July Organic Snacks, Line 39 Wines, Olloclip, Portlandia Wines, Rhythm Superfoods, Rishi Tea, Soundhouse Promotions, Stone Brewing and TC-Helicon.

Note:  This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or licensed by The Recording Academy.  The term “Pre-GRAMMY®” is solely for the purpose of informing participants of the timing of the event.