Garden of Hope
Written by Plant With Purpose on December 7, 2010 in General
It is that time of the year again…the spirit of giving is in the air! With Christmas just around the corner, we are all trying to come up with that perfect gift for our loved ones. But what if this year we did something a bit different? Instead of purchasing the average material items such as a tie for our dad, a football for our brother or a DVD for our friend, we are given the opportunity to give a gift of long-lasting purpose!
Through Plant With Purpose, you can give an alternative gift that will help those in need in the name of your loved one. One of the many alternative gifts that can be given is a family garden. Donating a family garden greatly impacts an entire family’s quality of life. The garden provides each family with improved health through needed nutrients and decreased food-born illness, while also providing another source of income for poor families.
Inés Lopez, a woman from the village of Rio Garza, Mexico, was given the gift of a garden in December of last year. The garden allowed her family to produce fresh, nutritious vegetables to not only eat themselves, but also sell the remaining vegetables in the market for extra income. Inés says “Thank you, Plant With Purpose, for helping me with the seeds to cultivate my vegetables. Now I can eat and sell my plants.”
Donate a family garden and partner with women like Inés to sow small seeds that will make a big impact!
If you’re still searching for Christmas gifts and want to give the gift of hope and purpose, visit Plant With Purpose’s Holiday Village Market Gift Catalog (www.plantwithpurpose.org/gifts) and give your loved one a gift that will impact an entire family in need.