On March 15, Wild Onion Brewing Company will host its first annual Pints for the Planet to benefit Whole Planet Foundation®’s mission to alleviate poverty through microcredit loans to the working poor in the United States and 54 developing world countries.
Pints for the Planet will be held at The Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington. Tickets for the event are $25 and will include hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a commemorative pint glass. Tickets can be purchased online at and at The Onion Pub and Brewery, 22221 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
The event will be held from 5-9 p.m., Friday, March 15.
As part of Whole Planet Foundation’s Prosperity Campaign that runs February 20 to March 31, the foundation aims to raise $5.7 million to fund poverty alleviation projects.
“We are honored to be the beneficiary of this special event at Wild Onion Brewing Company,” said Lauren Evans, marketing and outreach specialist for Whole Planet Foundation. “Microcredit is transformative way to alleviate poverty by empowering entrepreneurs to change their own lives using their own creativity and energy, and the funds we raise from this event will help us fund even more opportunity around the globe.”
"The Wild Onion Brewing Company is proud to partner with Whole Foods and its foundation to help raise funds for microloans to aspiring entrepeneurs" says Mike Kainz, Wild Onion's founder and President. "As a family owned and operated brewery, we fully appreciate the importance of being given that first chance in business through the lending process. The path to controlling one's own economic destiny starts with finding someone who believes in you, and the Whole Planet Foundation is at the forefront of providing that first chance to someone with a great idea but limited access to start-up capital."
For more on Whole Planet Foundation, the 2013 Prosperity Campaign, or for stories and testimonials from microcredit loan recipients, visit wholeplanetfoundation.org.