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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Papyrus-Recycled Greetings Initiates New Level of Support for Whole Planet Foundation

Papyrus-Recycled Greetings  announced its new role as the founding member of Whole Planet Foundation’s $100,000 Fund. With this donation, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings will help alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life for thousands of people around the world.

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Through small low interest loans called microloans, Whole Planet Foundation seeks to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being they work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. As a contributing partner, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings will be able to help connect 543 budding entrepreneurs with the means to start or expand their own home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty through microcredit. In total, this donation will have an impact on the lives of more than 3,200 people.

“Entrepreneurship and individual expression sit at the core of our company,” said Sue Buchta, president of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. “We pride ourselves on enriching the lives of others, and we’re beyond excited to be a part of what we hope is a long and prosperous journey for these new entrepreneurs.”

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Papyrus-Recycled Greetings inspires personal connections with greeting cards and gift-giving accessories, and its partnership with Whole Planet Foundation was a natural fit.

“Through their tremendous donation, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings will help spark lifelong change for thousands of our neighbors in need around the world,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. “That’s because microcredit offers thousands of people something they’ve never had before – a chance to take their future into their own hands, start or expand a home-based business and gain financial independence. We can’t thank Papyrus-Recycled Greetings enough for their support.”

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market® nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate global poverty in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. To date, the foundation has helped support more than 4.5 million people and disbursed more than $35 million through microlending partners in 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and in the U.S. To learn more, visit wholeplanetfoundation.org, and stay up to date with Papyrus-Recycled Greetings on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

Photo credit: prgreetings.com

About Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc.
Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc. is a social expressions company based in Chicago, IL. The company combines the artistic and innovative craftsmanship of Papyrus with the unexpected, original designs of the Recycled Paper Greetings independent artist family, creating the perfect greeting cards and gift-giving products for all of life’s ordinary and extraordinary moments. Consumers can find Papyrus-Recycled Greetings products in retailers across the country. To learn more, visit www.prgreetings.com.

About Whole Planet Foundation:
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that alleviates poverty worldwide where the company sources products.  The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the very poor with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty, with a focus on the developing world. As of September 2014, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs in the U.S. and 60 other countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, supporting 4.5 million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $60 million dollars through microfinance partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.

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