DOYLESTOWN, PA, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, The Healthy Beverage
Company (makers of Steaz) announced it is donating $15,000 to the non-profit, Whole Planet
Foundation, which provides disadvantaged entrepreneurs in developing
countries the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty through
"We are thrilled to partner with Whole Planet Foundation to provide
poverty stricken people with the means to start their own business and
turn their lives around," said Steven Kessler, Co-Founder of The
Healthy Beverage Company.
In 2005, natural and organic retailer, Whole Foods Market, established
Whole Planet Foundation as an expansion of its mission to be an active
participant in the global community. The nonprofit provides grants to
microfinance institutions in poor communities where the grocer sources
To date, the Foundation has authorized more than $22.5 million and
funded more than $13 million in microfinance programs in 42 countries,
positively impacting more than 965,000 people worldwide.
For more about this initiative please visit http://www.steaz.com/community/ To donate to Whole Planet Foundation, learn more about the nonprofit,
or for stories from microcredit loan recipients, visit: www.wholeplanetfoundation.org or read the Whole Story blog at: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com.
SOURCE The Healthy Beverage Company
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Contact: Danielle Lum