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  • Join White Pony Express in Meeting Its “Three Angel” $300,000 Matching Fund Challenge by June 15!

    May 13, 2019

    Date: May 12, 2019

    Contact: Steve Spraitzar

    Join White Pony Express in Meeting Its “Three Angel” $300,000 Matching Fund Challenge by June 15!
    Every day, 364 days a year, White Pony Express (WPE) trucks deliver 6000 lb. of surplus food to people who are hungry in our communities.   In addition, WPE delivers 10,000 items of new or like-new clothing, toys, games and books each month to families in our neighborhoods.   All of this is done free of charge.     
    With your support we can continue these programs and expand our School Pantry Program, where we deliver food to families who often don’t have enough to eat.   Among other programs, WPE continues to make deliveries of food and clothing to the survivors of the Camp Fire in Butte County. And much more!
    Fortunately, WPE has received an incredible opportunity.  Three donors, whom we consider to be “angels,” including Luis Gerardo del Valle Torres, the Heart’s Path Foundation, and the Gemmer Foundation have pledged $300,000 in matching funds for all financial donations, grants and pledges received between April 15 and June 15, 2019.  This means that WPE can raise $600,000 in the next two months, taking a HUGE step toward achieving our annual fundraising goal of $2,000,000.
    If you are interested in making a contribution to help WPE with this matching opportunity, please send your contribution to White Pony Express at 3380 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, or online at https://www.whiteponyexpress.org/3-angel-match
    Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, spiritual director of Sufism Reoriented, founded WPE in September 2013 when she was troubled that in a county of such abundance, scores of thousands were going hungry, while at the same time food retailers were throwing out huge quantities of healthy, fresh food.  Her idea was to create a Food Rescue Program, where quality surplus food could be picked up directly from food retailers and delivered to local service organizations which serve those in need. Dr. Conner continues to serve as WPE’s Principal Advisor. WPE is a qualified 501(c)(3) charity.

    WPE now has 60 regular food donors, 65+ nonprofit recipient partners, and 400+ volunteers.  In 5 ½ years, WPE has delivered more than 8,500,000 lb. (equivalent to 7,080,000 meals) to those in our communities who do not have enough to eat. 

    In addition to the Food Rescue Program, WPE also has a White Pony General Store, which distributes new and like-new clothing, primarily through innovative and joyful events called Mobile Boutiques. To date, the General Store has given away over 500,000 items of new or like-new clothing and more than 100,000 children’s books, games, and toys to the underserved in our communities.

    For more information on WPE, visit www.whiteponyexpress.org