Tuesday, December 22, 2009


by Corbyn Small Maybe it's because last weekend in San Diego it was 78 degrees and wonderfully sunny out, but even with all the Christmas sweaters and Starbucks Christmas cups, I STILL cannot believe that Christmas is in 3 days! As the Outreach Coordinator here at Plant With Purpose, the alternative gift season is drawing to a close and I wanted to thank all the churches and groups that worked tirelessly to host alternative gift markets and events so that money and awareness could be raised for non-profit organizations like our own!
Plant With Purpose attended 29 fairs, markets, and events over the past two months and raised well over $10,000 dollars to support the transformational development taking place in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Burundi, Mexico, and Thailand. Of course, none of this could have taken place with out all the time and commitment by our Plant With Purpose volunteers and interns! 1,000 thanks to each of you that have given up hours out of your weekends and rearranged your personal schedules to help us reach our goals and tell the story of the rural families who are engaged in our programs and lifting their way out of poverty.
Alternative gift market season may be drawing to a close, but there is still a chance to do your last minute Christmas shopping by donating trees in your loved one's name or even planting a family garden in someone's honor. If you are looking for a gift that is thoughtful and will bring meaning and joy to someone who might already have it all, then please check out our alternative gifts at www.plantwithpurpose.org. Once you decide how many trees you want to plant or how many fuel efficient stoves you want to donate you can go through the checkout process and you will be able to print out a pdf card for each person to give them for Christmas. We hope that your loved ones will appreciate your thoughtful consideration and giving spirit this Christmas as you give a gift that continues to give. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help! Give me a call or send me an email. (858) 274-3718 or corbyn@plantwithpurpose.org.
One final thanks to everyone who has been involved in making this Holiday season so wonderful and inspiring.

Corbyn Small serves as Plant With Purpose’s Outreach Coordinator. He cultivates relationships with donors, churches, artists and musicians to generate interest and enthusiasm for Plant With Purpose’s life-changing programs.

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