Support SHI’s Sustainable Agricultural Initiatives by Giving a Gift of Hope This Holiday Season

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Sustainable Harvest International and supporters of their sustainable agriculture initiatives are doing more to make a difference to this planet and countries around the world. Give a Gift of Hope this holiday season and help SHI tackle the tropical deforestation crisis Central American farmers are going through.

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As we celebrate the season of giving, SHI reflects so proudly how much, and how deeply, our supporters have changed lives and communities in Central America.

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Sustainable Harvest International, a non-profit organization and global leader in sustainable agriculture, is asking for support this holiday season as they try to reach their goal by the end of 2012. Each Give a Gift of Hope highlights and supports SHI’s programs, and helps accomplish much needed work for the planet and neighboring countries around the world. Each donation makes a big difference, and for every dollar donated online, SHI will match the donation up until the end of Monday, December 17.

"As we celebrate the season of giving, SHI reflects so proudly how much, and how deeply, our supporters have changed lives and communities in Central America. Every day when these farming families plant more trees on their land, grow a greater variety of nourishing organic foods, and create a living for their families, they realize that people who believe in them made it possible. The generosity of the human spirit keeps SHI going, and inspires us to do even more year after year to protect our planet and its inhabitants."

From planting trees and growing organic family gardens, to building wood-conserving stoves and supporting beekeepers, the Gift of Hope catalog is integral to SHI’s agriculture program tackling the tropical deforestation crisis in Central America. Through the Gift of Hope program, established in 2008, SHI honors people by contributing to a better world in their names. However, the most profound impact might be how these gifts can inspire others to do more for people and the planet.

"As President of Sustainable Harvest International, the best part of my job is seeing the impact we have on the lives of struggling families in Central America and on the planet,” says Florence Reed. “I still get choked up every time I hear a program participant like Doña Briseida tell me how she used to feel like she didn’t matter and couldn’t make a difference for her children. But after a year of work with SHI, she is feeding her children better, protecting the environment, and setting an example for others in her community.”

When a Gift of Hope is ordered, SHI sends the recipient a beautiful, personalized card. Donations go toward providing farming families in Central America with tools and training they need for reforestation projects while improving their standard of living.

Sustainable Harvest International offers three ways to place orders:

  •     Order via SHI’s secure, online store
  •     Call 207-669-8254 to order by phone (Mon-Fr, 9-5 p.m.)
  •     Download and mail an order form to Sustainable Harvest International, 779 North Bend Road, Surry, ME, 04684

For more information contact Sarah at 207-669-8254 or email sarah.c(at)sustainableharvest(dot)org

About Sustainable Harvest International
SHI addresses the tropical deforestation crisis in Central America by providing farmers with sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. Founded in 1997, SHI has since expanded its reach from one program in Honduras to also include programs in Panama, Belize and Nicaragua. With the implementation of their programs, poor farmers are now taking responsibility for reversing environmental degradation and achieving economic viability within their own countries. For more information visit

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