Friday, October 25 • 6PM – 9:30PM
at Fair Market • East Austin


Celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day & the 15th Anniversary of Whole Planet Foundation!

Each year, on October 25th, we celebrate the 5% Day in Whole Foods Market® stores 14 years ago which raised seed funds to make Whole Planet Foundation a reality. We call this anniversary “Poverty is Unnecessary Day” because of the words of Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank.

Our third annual Party with a Purpose benefit in our hometown of Austin, Texas features a silent auction with 100+ local and global items, food, drink, entertainment, and the opportunity to alleviate global poverty with Whole Planet Foundation.

Tickets are $50, which includes food, drinks, and entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefit entrepreneurs living in poverty.

Please note this event is for attendees ages 21 and over.


Sponsorships are Open!

Interested in sponsoring this year’s event? Click below for more information about how we can help you meet your strategic business goals!

Local and Global Silent Auction

Where can you bid on domestic and international travel, carved wooden masks from Africa, handicrafts from Asia, artisan goods from the Americas, gift cards and experiences from local Austin businesses, culinary delights and gorgeous jewelry? At our Party with a Purpose, of course! Join us to shop 100+ unique curated items from Austin and around the globe. Check out some of this year’s auction items below.

2018 In-Kind Contributors

Barre 3
Body Business
Haute House

Robin Emmerich
Kimo Sabe Mezcal
Texas International Wine Competition

Check Out Photos from Past Events!

Thank you to the guests and sponsors who made our 2017 and 2018 events a success! More photos can be found in our Facebook album.

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Photos by Buster Jetter.

How to Find Us

Parking details, rideshare discount codes, and more information will be shared with you via email after registration.