Thrive on Kilimanjaro: The Climb for 5,000 Life Gardens

Thrive for Good

There is still time to help us reach our goal!

Thrive on Kilimanjaro was a virtual fundraiser with a goal of raising $500,000 – enough to plant 5,000 Life Gardens impacting 200,000 people! Participants joined us from around the world to help climb the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by

Climbing stairs




between September 17 – 23, 2021.


Did you know that our wonderful participants helped us climb up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro 22 times virtually!

Our total virtual elevation was 858,460 ft!

We have had 174 contributors to the campaign so far!

And we have currently raised $383,390!

Even though the virtual climb is over, there is still time to donate to help us reach our goal of raising $500,000 to plant 5,000 Life Gardens!

We will be running this campaign until the end of this year, so please share with anyone you think might be interested in becoming a world changer. Together we can help eradicate world hunger and provide communities with fresh, organic, disease-fighting foods.

There is still time! Collectively we can reach our goal!


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Generous sponsors have offered to match up to $250,000 of every dollar donated, so every $100 you raise has $200 of impact!

The Live Climb

One of the most exciting aspects of our Thrive on Kilimanjaro Fundraiser was the LIVE climb which coincided with the virtual climb—led by the founder of Thrive and co-founder of Natural Calm Canada, Dale Bolton.

It has long been a dream of Dale’s to climb Mt.Kilimanjaro, and this was the year his dream became a reality. On September 21st Dale and his team successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro! What an incredible accomplishment!! Well done, team.

“In my 68 years,” said Dale, “climbing Kilimanjaro was one of the biggest highs, spiritually, physically, and relationally as we worked together to reach the summit. The mountain completely emptied us and filled us up at the same time. The convergence of all three was so powerful.”

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Please join us to take action and be a world changer by donating to our campaign and helping us smash our goal!

The Problem

Two billion people – including 33% of children – aren’t getting enough life-giving nutrients to reach their full potential and fight disease.

The problem is “hidden hunger” — a chronic lack of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients only whole foods can deliver. Hidden hunger shows up when the first priority is to get food in bellies, and “nutrition” means meal after meal of processed, white grains and corn.

Hidden hunger keeps people from escaping extreme poverty. It causes kids to miss school. It prevents adults from working when they’re chronically ill. And it orphans too many children.

Until now, a nutrient-dense diet has seemed out of reach for the poor. But with Life Gardens, anyone can grow health.

What is a Life Garden?

A Life Garden, a unique term used at Thrive for Good, refers to an organic, bio-intensive garden intentionally cultivated to grow the most nutrient-dense foods and natural, medicinal plants. It is typically a quarter acre of about 40, 100sqft double dug garden beds where communities can grow healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods, including spinach, kale, onions, garlic, carrots, natural medicines, and more!

Each Life Garden provides:

  • 40 community members (indirect beneficiaries) benefiting from the harvests
  • 12 trained project members (direct beneficiaries) that maintain the project
  • 105 healthy, nutritious meals produced each day and approximately 40,000 per year
  • The value of food produced each year approximately $15,000 USD (based on $.38 per meal)

Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum – $20,000 (SPONSORED)

Our lead partnership level with the highest recognition has been sponsored by VITA .

Gold – $10,000 (2 available)

Our second partnership level is still available.

Silver – $5,000 (2 still available)

Our third partnership level has been sponsored by St. Francis Herb Farm and Brightmark.

Bronze – $1,500

Our fourth partnership level has been sponsored by KACI – Growth and Revenue Specialists and Nelson and Kraft.