Thursday, October 25 • 6PM – 9PM
at Fair Market • East Austin


*** Tickets for the event are sold out! Sorry, no tickets will be available at the door ***

Celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day

Each year, on October 25th, we celebrate the 5% Day in Whole Foods Market® stores 13 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 second 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.


Local and Global Silent Auction

Where can you bid on a Fair Trade Safari to Kenya, handmade masks from Malawi, baskets from Vietnam, an Uchi gift card, Queen Alaffia goods, and a freshwater pearl necklace? At our Party with a Purpose, of course! Join us to shop 120+ unique curated items from Austin and around the globe.

Can’t make the event? Bid online now on the Fair Trade Safari, a Chicago getaway, and more. When you click “bid now” below, you will be redirected to our auction partner site, 32Auctions.


Our Generous 2018 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

In-Kind Contributors

88 Acres 
Adelman Travel
Alamo Drafthouse
Avis Budget Group
Billy Reid
Bonnie Villacampa
Chef Julianne Stoddart
Core Power Yoga
Collective Humanity
Divine Chocolate
DRY Soda Company
Health-Ade Kombucha

Jennifer Aaron Fine Portrait Design
Kendra Scott
Kuli Kuli
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lion’s Krav Maga
Lively Up Your Breath
Marigold Gateway to India
Maker Oats
Modesty Hair Studio
Near East
Outdoor Voices
Quaker Oats
Rishi Tea
Seaweed Bath Co. 
Texas International Wine Competition
Traditional Medicinals
The Junior League of Austin
The Republic of Tea

Check Out Photos from Last Year’s Event

Thank you to the guests and sponsors who made our 2017 event 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.