Help to restore a landscape ravaged by fire
And renew our shared symbol of greater peace and friendship.
THE OLIVE TREE….
EACH TREE MATTERS
Your gift of a single olive tree is important to our Earth as well as to the small farmer who will plant it, and the harvest that family will reap in future years. For those who wish to contribute we thank you with the reminder that a single olive tree can live to be 2,500 years old and one such olive tree was recently consumed by fire in Evvia, Greece.
PLANT A TREE
For the members of your family – plant a tree.
For your friends and neighbors – plant a tree.
For the visitors and small farmers in Olympia, Greece,
who were spared the loss of a World Heritage Site
but could use a helping hand from their neighbors around the world –
plant a tree.
Each tree costs $4.75 and will be planted in the environs of ANCIENT OLYMPIA
We gratefully acknowledge all contributions made in advance of our efforts to replant 80,000 olive trees in Olympia, Greece, as a gesture of good will and respect for our shared cultural legacy.
The Arete Fund is operating under the auspices of Nektarios Farmakis, Governor of the Western Region of Greece. In the blackened rolling hills surrounding Olympia the farmers, all small family farmers, have lost their livelihoods. 450,000 trees were damaged or destroyed. Our goal is to repurchase trees to help them get back on their feet, The Arete Fund’s purchase of the 80,000 olive trees is in partnership with the Greek government in the Western Region of Greece that will manage the clearing and preparation of the land, and the planting of the trees.
This is a multi-national effort to restore to Ancient Olympia, Greece, 80,000 olive trees without which thousands of small farmers and the families are deprived of their livelihood and our earth receives another body blow due to climate change.
THE ARETE FUND
Every tree purchased is a step bringing the groves back to life and a livelihood to the farmers. The Greek Ministry of Finance has waived the 24% VAT and the donation tax; 100% of your tax deductible donation will go to purchasing trees directly to the suppliers. Every donor will receive a letter of appreciation from Governor Farmakis.
Plant 10 trees for $50.0
Plant 50 trees for $250.00
Plant 100 trees for $500.00
Plant 200 trees for $1000.00
Plant 1000 trees for $5000.00