Sponsorships are Open Now!
Our generous sponsors ensure that proceeds from this event benefit people living in poverty in our local and global communities. Questions about sponsorship? Email Jason.Martinez@wholefoods.com.
Celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day
Each year, at the end of October, we celebrate the 5% Day in Whole Foods Market stores 15 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 fourth 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. Party with a Purpose with donors and supporters from our wide community of partners, including local Austin family business, Franzetti Jewelers, pictured here with WPF’s Joy Stoddard.
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.
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 last year’s auction items below.
2019 In-Kind Contributors
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Austin Weird Homes Tour
Better Bites Bakery
Beauty by Dial: Jessica Sanchez
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods
Claire Sommers Buck Jewelry
Do Better Life
Freestyle Language Center
High Brew Coffee
Jennifer Hoger Acupuncture
Kristen Saksa Juen Ceramics
LA LO LA Clothing
Laura Merritt and J.P. Kloninger
Lauren Reynolds Photography
Lively Up Your Breath
Organized for Good
ONLY by Nina Fitzgerald
ME to WE Chocolate
Kimo Sabe Mezcal
Pacha Soap Co.
Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings
Raven & Lily
Saving Face Boutique
Texas International Wine Competition
The San Antonio Spurs
The Republic of Tea
The Seaweed Bath Co.
Whole Foods Market Gateway
Check Out Photos from Past Events!
Thank you to the guests and sponsors who made our past events a success! More photos can be found in our Facebook album.
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.
Event Parking Information
Parking is limited due to construction, so we strongly encourage you to carpool or use a rideshare service like Lyft as the event venue is just two miles from Whole Foods Market downtown. Lyft promo codes.
Limited parking will be available for free at the following locations (please see map below):
• 1109 East 5th St. (take ticket to enter, gate will be open to exit after event)
• 1011 East 5th St.
• 1000 East 5th St. (Available starting at 6PM – must exit by 10:15PM)
Additional street parking is also available near the venue.