Weleda Announces Partnership Benefiting Whole Planet Foundation

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weleda, pioneers of 100% certified-natural skin care, announces its nationwide partnership with Whole Planet Foundation. Weleda will host giveaways to help raise funds for the nonprofit during its 2013 Prosperity Campaign.

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Whole Planet Foundation funds poverty alleviation through grants to microfinance institutions in the U.S. and 54 countries. The foundation funds small loans that empower impoverished individuals with a chance to start a business.

To raise money for Whole Planet Foundation's 2013 Prosperity Campaign, starting on March 1, Weleda will hold a Daily Giveaway at usa.Weleda.com/DailyGiveaway, educating consumers on product benefits, natural ingredients and its fair-trade partnerships.  During March, consumers will have the chance to enter and win a variety of Weleda products daily. For each giveaway entry submitted, Weleda will contribute $1 to Whole Planet Foundation.

"We are honored to help raise funds for Whole Planet Foundation," said Jasper van Brakel, CEO of Weleda North America. "Weleda and Whole Foods Market believe in supporting and educating consumers on natural health and beauty for future generations to come." 

"A loan as small as $200 can spark change for an underprivileged entrepreneur, providing the means to secure an income," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director, Whole Planet Foundation. "We're grateful to Weleda for their support and for inspiring their fans to join the cause."

Weleda hopes to raise at least $10,000 to benefit Whole Planet Foundation, which has disbursed more than $22 million worldwide to date, giving 1.5 million people a chance for a better life.

About Weleda

Weleda has been developing natural products since 1921. Whenever possible, Weleda uses raw materials that are Biodynamic®, organic or wild-crafted, bringing the human being and nature together in harmony. Responsible interaction with the environment is important: sustainability, fair trade, protection of resources and transparency are important to Weleda. www.usa.weleda.com

About Whole Planet Foundation®

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation funding poverty alleviation worldwide. Their mission is to empower the poor in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create a business and lift themselves out of poverty. Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 54 countries. The nonprofit has disbursed more than $22 million through microlending partners. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.

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