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Gaga for the Gala


Written by Plant With Purpose on October 3, 2011 in General

by Aly Lewis, Grant Writer and Die hard Plant With Purpose Fan

You know those people who swear up and down that they would never call their boyfriend babe or be lovey dovey in public, and BAM once they meet that special someone they’re baby-schnookums-muffin talking and nuzzling all over the place?

That’s what Plant With Purpose did for me.

I swore I would never blog—too much self-promotion.

I swore I would never ask anyone for money—too self-degrading.

I swore I would never in a million years work in fundraising—too sleazy car salesmen sounding for my shy, literary self.

And now, I must admit, I do all of these things on an almost daily basis.

Four years ago I fell in love with Plant With Purpose’s commitment to come alongside the rural poor to bring about positive change, both in their lives and in our own. I fell in love with the chance to be a part of a ministry that connects with and empowers rural farmers around the globe, and has allowed me to join with others in taking baby steps of selflessness and compassion that spur us toward becoming more loving, more compassionate, and more fully engaged in our world.

When you love someone (or something), you want to shout it from the rooftops. And—four years later—I am still gaga for Plant With Purpose and gaga for our gala event.

Which is why I, the usually non-fancy-event-flaunting-Aly, wholeheartedly invite you to dress up, dine, and donate at our annual Planting Hope Gala in celebration of our incredible work and partners worldwide.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 8th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at a sparkling new venue, Paradise Point Resort, in the heart of San Diego’s Mission Bay.

It’s going to be an incredible evening filled with meeting and mingling, showing and telling, and not to mention bigheartedness and bidding wars.

It’s not too late to r.s.v.p.!! Tickets are $110 each and table sponsorships are available for $850. All proceeds from our gala will go toward empowering the rural poor to improve their lives and lands.

To R.S.V.P. or sponsor a table, register online by clicking the “R.S.V.P” button above or call our office at (800) 633-5319.

And those of you who are already coming, please invite your friends and family to come hear about our programs first-hand and catch the excitement as we highlight new program accomplishments, including our expanding Village Savings and Loan program, which will be showcased at the event in an exclusive, never-before seen video!

Join me in going gaga for the gala!

To preview all silent and live auction items and find out more about the event:
Visit www.plantwithpurpose.org/gala.


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