In the early 1970s, Dave and Grace Deppner served as volunteers in the Philippines, where they witnessed the human tragedy brought on by illegal logging and unsustainable land management systems. They found a way to offer hope. They revitalized degraded lands by providing farmers with tree seed, technical training, and on-site planning assistance. People responded enthusiastically, joining in to save their homes and way of life. After returning from their overseas assignments they continued what they had started. The Trees for the Future (‘TREES’) movement had begun. Since 1989, Trees for the Future has helped 1 million people in thousands of communities in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America plant more than 80 million trees.
Today, we continue what the Deppners started so long ago, helping others help themselves by means of our singular goal: Planting Trees, Changing Lives. Today we are 80 MILLION trees and counting….
Trees for the Future focuses their efforts on tropical locations around the globe where trees can have the most beneficial impact on the environment. Partnering with farmers from Africa, and other nations, to diversify incomes and nutrition by transitioning to land-restoring agricultural systems. Since 1989, Trees for the Future has helped 1 million people in thousands of communities in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
AS-IS Brand is a proud partner of this extraordinary organization. And we are truly thankful for our customers’ support in helping us change lives. On top of other contributions, for every box of AS-IS that is purchased worldwide, we plant a tree.
Make a donation – online or through the mail. Our average cost per tree planted is under ten cents, and we also offer tree planting certificates that make a great gift.
Volunteers are always needed. We are primarily interested in people with language skills that can help us translate manuals and training materials into different languages. If you are interested, please contact us and let us know how you can help.