The Planting Love Project as featured on ABC Channel 7 by reporter, Melissa Pixcar
We feel so grateful for this TV segment by Channel 7 news. It helped explain not only what we do but highlighted the positivity it brings to the community. Do you remember when you got a note from a secret admirer? You had no idea who it came from and you spent days, weeks, maybe even years since then trying to figure it out. Anonymously gifting a plant is simple and fun for you and makes a HUGE difference for the recipient. It brings mystery, happiness, joy, a sense of love, a sense of connectivity to the world, and so much more. In the case of Mike Haas (check out the videos on this page to learn more) it actually brought him a second chance at life. Literally! In a series of serendipitous events that began when Mike received the plant, he found his perfect match of a living liver donor. All from the power of a tiny little plant. Give it a try and watch the joy unfold for you AND your recipient.
Thank you for planting love. Now sit back, relax, and watch love grow.
High school senior, Lorenzo Bortot, completed his service hours by Planting Love in the Pleasanton community. Not only did he bring 10 plants to his friends, he even grew those plants from cuttings. Wow! We are so happy that Lorenzo chose to volunteer his time, energy, and enthusiasm in this way. Thank you, Lorenzo, for showing everyone what kindness looks like.
- https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/living-donor-liver-transplant-the-facts - https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/becoming-a-living-liver-donor - https://www.ucliverdonor.org/. - https://asts.org/resources/living-liver-donation-english - https://asts.org/resources/living-kidney-donation-what-you-need-to-know - https://www.aliverformike.com/ - https://christinagray.com/the-planting-love-project
The Planting Love Project, Liver donor and second chances!
BEST news ever! In a serendipitous series of events, the little plant that was given to a local Livermore man during the Planting Love Project launch back on Dec 29, 2020 has led him to find the living liver donor he was searching for! His surgery is scheduled for Thursday, March 10th. Please watch the video for the full story and support this GoFundMe campaign I have started to help Mike Haas, and his hero donor, Amy.
Big thanks go to Janet Dixon Gray and Martin Snyder who gave the plant to Mike and got this miraculous ball rolling. OMG! And thanks to the rest of the Planting Love launch team who supported our tiny project from the start - The Sutton, Long, Bursey, Boswell, Rajagopalan, Salomon, Wall, and Volgraff families.
The Planting Love Project is a program where you anonymously gift a plant to someone. Such a simple act of giving carries with it a very powerful message. It tells the recipient you are important and you are not alone.
The Planting Love Project is a community-based effort designed to lift the spirit of a member in that community. It is a small way for each of us to care for one another. It officially launched on Dec 29th, 2020. All are welcome to join.
The Planting Love Project began through the collective efforts of Christina, Lonnie, Ethan, and Lauren Gray with funding and coordination by The Make A Difference Foundation, Ron Sutton and Jerri Long.
The launch team included the Gray, Sutton, Long, Bursey, Boswell, Rajagopalan, Salomon, Wall, and Volgraff families. Thank you for your assistance!
It is our hope that The Planting Love Project becomes an active part of every community across the United States and around the world. Together we will see how far love can grow.
Visit #theplantingloveproject on Instagram and The Planting Love Project on Facebook to post pictures or see how love is being planted.
Want to start a Planting Love Project for your neighborhood? Here's how!
1. Select plants that you wish to anonymously gift.
2. Print tags (see below for downloadable file) and cut out one tag for each plant.
3. Tape the tag to a wooden skewer or the plant container.
4. Deliver your plant and make someone’s day!
Thank you for taking the time to make this world a better place for someone else.