With your help, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation has planted more than 80,000 trees in five countries in 2019, bringing the environmental, nutritional, economic, and social benefits of fruit trees to thousands of people in diverse communities around the world. We have planted orchards at schools, public parks, gardens, native and indigenous lands, forest reserves, community, health, and rehabilitation centers, farmers cooperatives, prisons, and nonprofits working towards food and environmental justice.
We are so grateful to all of our friends and supporters who have contributed towards our programs this year and hope you will consider making a year-end donation to help us bring fruit trees to Ugandan families in 2020!
The FTPF Team
PS: We really need help reaching our fundraising goal of $3,500 to create an official Fruit Tree 101 curriculum for our Uganda and other school projects around the world! We've created a separate mini-fundraiser here on GlobalGiving--check it out and please consider donating and sharing the fundraiser with your friends and family!
Nov 19, 2019
Give to the monkeys on #GivingTuesday!
By Lizzy Rainey - Programs Manager
We are just two weeks away from #GivingTuesday and we hope that in the spirit of the season you will consider giving towards our fundraiser to bring fruit trees to the monkeys of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
FTPF is teaming up with Jungle Friends to plant fruit trees in and around the homes of 26 squirrel monkeys who had been released from the FDA after being subjected to nicotine addiction studies. At their new forever home at the sanctuary, we plan to plant fruit trees in and around their habitats in order to provide fresh fruit, shade, branches to climb, and the happy, healthy environment they deserve!
We are thrilled to partner with such a passionate and compassionate group and hope you will help us reach our fundraising goal. We are a little over one-sixth of the way there but feel confident that with your help we can create a fruitful future for these deserving primate friends.
While this has been a devasting year for Brazil's wildlife, wild places, and those who are trying to protect them, there is something we can do to help right now: plant trees. Over the past decade, FTPF's project with our partners in Brazil has seen amazing results in the communities where we have been working, with project participants reporting amazing changes in the local environments including cooler temperatures, a return of native bird populations, and, of course, plenty of fruit to eat!
We are determined to continue planting fruit trees in Brazil in order to fight climate change, deforestation, and stand up for the amazing biodiversity of this region. Please help us return to Brazil in 2020 by donating today and by sharing this fundraiser far and wide. Fruit trees have and will continue to provide a solution to so many of Brazil's pressing problems!