Update #2 ·

Update on December 17, 2012

Dear Stephen, Please accept my deepest gratitude for making possible the planting of millions of trees in communities around the world. Your kind support is making a big difference in the lives of the families with whom we work. Thanks to you and other steadfast friends, 2012 was another successful year for Trees for the Future as we worked with hundreds of communities in 20 countries around the world. For example, Trees for the Future has recently partnered with local organization and institutions to help reforest the Western Ghats Mountains in Western India. We have worked with schools and children's groups in Brazil to grow Moringa trees that provide needed nutrition to children. In Ghana, we have worked with a Techicnal Training College to train over 3,000 participants in 26 workshops about the importance of tree planting and using agroforestry. All told, Trees for the Future planted 14 million trees in 20 countries in 2012, restoring thousands of acres of degraded land to sustainable agricultural productivity. Because of our work, families are able to produce more food on improved soil, and they have more fodder for their animals and more firewood for cooking. Now, as we press on through 2013, we know we can count on your support to help us meet our goals of planting over 20 million trees. So, again, on behalf of all of us here at Trees for the Future, thank you for your generosity and all the good it has made possible. We very much hope that you will continue to support our tireless efforts to plant trees, strengthen communities, and transform lives. With great appreciation, David Tye Interim Executive Director

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