I first heard about Trees For Life at a peace conference back in 1986. The idea of planting more trees always appealed to me, and planting trees that feed people was even better. So I started making regular contributions as well as special ones in memory of loved ones who had passed away. The folks at Trees For Life have always been helpful if I had a question or a concern, and it is a wonderful project to not only plant trees that feed the hungry but teach people in those areas to help their neighboring communities to do the same. TFL has since branched out into other areas that are helpful to poor communities. It makes me feel great that over the years my small contributions have helped so many people and helped this organization to continue its wonderful mission.
Trees for Life has been a time tested charity. It has made a difference in many countries fighting hunger and malnutrition for more than three decades. They believe in educating the masses about nutrition, helping them plant trees, create economic empowerment, and improve the health and wellness of villages around the world, all with the power of the Moringa tree.
Wichita, Kansas has been home to this selfless organization. It is unusual to see a non-profit organization succeed solely with the help of volunteers.
For our wedding anniversary each year, we purchase 100 fruit trees from Trees For Life. We understand fully that there are several amazing ecologically supportive, disease/hunger fighting projects being carried out by Trees For Life. Our monies go to Trees For Life and are spent as only Trees For Life could. Each project is beyond worthy, but this married couple has found a way for romance to be held up by disease fighting, hunger abating, ecology sustaining, and so much more. These projects are done around the globe where it is needed most. We will likely never visit a fruit tree that is providing shade and food while stabilizing a river's bank with its roots. But each year, we buy another 100. And around our own neighborhood in this world, we can gaze out at tree topped vistas to try to see if we could understand what our hundreds of trees amount to if they were grouped. It is very romantic. And every time I have corresponded with someone working for Trees For Life, it has been a pleasure and an honor. Their causes are not easy, but they are achievable and powerful in their beautiful simplicity. Please support them, there is no better gift to give to someone of importance!
At age 22 I wed the best friend I'd had for 8 years, and as anniversary #1 rolled around I could not fathom any truly appropriate gift to give. Sparing you the shortcomings of all other ideas/items/websites that I came across in my hunt, I have never been so grateful for such a beautiful thing as The Trees For Life organisation- this I knew when I first learned of it.
Of course your donations go collectively toward all the environmentally supportive, hunger fighting, humanitarian projects. But you have the romantic option of using their catalog to donate toward specific things.
Ever since the first anniversary gift of 100 fruit trees and one fuel-efficient cook stove that helps the smoke not be inhaled by its user, we decided together that our annual way to honor our marriage will forevermore be to purchase/donate 100 trees.
Those trees grow, give shade, prevent erosion around rivers, and feed people. And to learn about the humble miracle that is the moranga tree please see the Trees For Life website.
Please see it anyway. They are doing some great things very smartly. Both myself and my husband can't to this day imagine a better gift to give. The recipient gets to know that in their name: trees are to be strategically planted to grow and help people in need at many locations around the globe.
Humanitarian, environmentally helpful, hunger and disease fighting... all in a single romantic and effective package. Trees For Life makes that possible.
This is a very genuine organization that I'm very happy to support.
I've known about TFL for a long time, and actually had the pleasure of sharing a house with someone who was an active volunteer for the organization (he spent a lot of time in Latin America helping people build more efficient stoves) for a year.
This is an organization that is clearly run from the heart, with wisdom and clarity about how to truly be of assistance in areas of the world that need help.
They plant trees, start libraries, help with water and nutrition and seem to be very "here" and paying attention to what will work.
The founder's stories of his experiences are uplifting and ring true to me.
Thanks for the opportunity to be able to vote.
Our clients really enjoy the idea of coming home from an amazing adventure and then being able to donate to Trees for Life
Our clients love the idea of Trees for Life. We're an adventure travel company and upon our client's return they have the option of either receiving a free t-shirt or donating to Trees for Life. A great number of our client opt to donate. Not only is it an added bonus for our client to participate in our tours but it also goes towards a good cause such as providing books for schools in developing countries. We've worked with Trees for Life for nearly two years now and are extremely happy with their work
Everything I've experienced with TFL is impressive. The leaders, the staff, all seem highly committed and fully engaged. Plus, they're great fun to be around. Their ideas and implementation are workable and solution oriented. Whenever I visit they're generous with their time, information, and if it's mealtime, even with their food! I especially love how they partner with communities to teach them to be self-sufficient, not dependent on handouts. With TFL's help, the communities become active partners in designing and implementing solutions to their challenges.
I am a veterinarian and anytime a pet dies or is put to sleep I make a donation to trees for life in memory of the pet. Clients love this charity and often comment they are so pleased that a living tree in memory of their beloved pet is providing food for people in need. This organization is prompt in sending acknowledgement and the people are pleasant and easy to work with. Dr. Marge Mc Millan
Trees for Life seems to have a grasp on "grass root" development techniques. I'm impressed with their leadership and the use of volunteers.