While at Expo West I was invited to the thinkThin’s “Think Sisterhood” event, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Whole Planet Foundation. Along with 19 other natural and organic brands, the event shared info about Whole Foods foundation, the Whole Planet Foundation.
In this 2 hour event, we were able to help over 365 women by raising $65,000, the single-largest event contribution since the foundation’s inception! The event featured food inspired by women from around the world and was donated by the local Whole Foods. Genji Sushi was also their to share their delicious sushi.
The Whole Planet Foundation gives out micro-credit loans to women to start their own business, in order to support their families. These loans go to women both in the US and around the world.
Lizanne Falsetto is the Founder and CEO of thinkThin and was the main presenter.
thinkThin debuted a film about their involvement with Whole Food Foundation.
I was sent home with a goodie bag featuring companies that support Whole Planet Foundation.
This swag bag included products and coupons from Blue Avocado, Aubrey, If You Care, Seventh Generation, Lucky Hematite Magnetics, Miltons, Think Thin, Sambazon, Happiness Bracelets, Pura Vida Bracelets, Nubian Heritage, King Arthur Flour, Green Mission, Spicely Organic Spices, Twiddle, Hampton Creek, Mega Food, Organic India, Rare Essence, Hi Ball Energy, Zorbitz, Saffron Road, Sunshine Burger, Cook Simple, Good Karma, Michael Angelo’s, Cedar’s, and One Degree. Look for these companies at your local whole foods.
About thinkThin LLC®:
Since launching in 1999, thinkThin LLC® has been committed to making food that is as nutritious as it is delicious. From High Protein Bars that are certified gluten-free to Crunch Mixed Nuts bars made from non-GMO ingredients, thinkThin believes in using high quality ingredients that provide a good source of protein. thinkThin embraces Weight Wellness®, the balance of physical and emotional wellbeing, and has been recognized by Fitness Magazine with a “Healthy Food Award.” For more information, please visit www.thinkproducts.com.
About Whole Planet Foundation:
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of February 2014, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 58 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, supporting more than 2.4 million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $48 million and disbursed $36 million through microlending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.