“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese proverb.
Although the Starlettes may appear to have a tough exterior, we have a loving and caring interior. We are proud to announce that the proceeds of our April 10th charity raffle will be donated to Plant With Purpose. Founded in 1984, Plant With Purpose is a non-profit organization that has an unique outlook on fighting poverty, hunger, and social despair in poverty-stricken, rural villages through – literally! They are currently working in over 187 villages throughout Haiti, Mexico, Thailand, and Tanzania. The plan is to help these villages in , replenishing their clean water supply, and restoring their faith. Accordingly, these villages are once again able to farm, produce food and an better income. This, in turn, empowers them to be self sufficient, by teaching valuable trades to sustain their farms and land for many years to come. In addition, it improves the quality of life, not only in the village, but the country as well, by providing better and more affordable . Finally, assisting farmers/ planting trees is a crucial component against , by fighting deforestation we can help protect the world against natural disasters.
We will be holding a 50/50 raffle at our bout in which all the proceeds go to helping the country of Haiti, in which some of our friends’ families were personally effected. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the bout will also be donated. Haiti has suffered 3 major catastrophes in only a 6 year span. First, the severe hurricane of 2004, then another in 2008, and the earthquake this year. We feel the need more than ever to help them rebuild their country and assist the survivors and families in regaining their quality of life. Haiti was still recovering from the disaster of the hurricane in 2008, and now this earthquake has set the recovery process further back, by increasing the demands of the country. Many of Haiti’s citizens and villages rely on their land and water for planting and producing crops for the country, which were ruined in the many natural disasters they endured. Consequently, Plant with Purpose is striving to assist countries like Haiti in similar situations by assisting them in restoring their land. In conclusion, we can make a difference in the lives of the survivors and their loved ones by donating to Plant with Purpose, helping to restore Haiti one village at a time by doing something that we love.
‘For over 25 years, Plant With Purpose has worked internationally to transform the lives of the rural poor, providing lasting solutions to chronic problems of hunger and environmental decline. Our work gives farmers the tools they need to feed their families, raise their incomes, and restore health to their communities. Plant With Purpose has worked in Haiti for 13 years and has 42 local Haitian staff working in 68 communities. Since the earthquake on January 12th, our staff has led initiatives to provide immediate food relief aid, road repair, seed distribution, reforestation and short term employment. Please keep an eye out for our adorable raffle ticket girls and buy as many as you can to support this amazing organization! To learn more about the transformational work Plant With Purpose does around the world please visit our webpage at www.plantwithpurpose.org‘