An Evening to Benefit Thistle Farms

   Improbable Philanthropy
invites you to the launch of


“The Lift Project”

Benefitting Thistle Farms in Nashville


Join us for a wine and cheese reception,

The Boy the Kite and the Wind book signing,

& hear from the women of Thistle Farms


Sunday Evening, July 8

5:30 PM

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville


About the Project

Thistle Farms, a social enterprise in Nashville, has a need.  In their manufacturing facility, the utility elevator has long been defunct. Currently, women must carry 50 lb boxes of product from one floor to another or push the product around the building on carts.

A utility elevator would make a huge improvement in their work environment, and increase productivity in their business. It is yet another practical way the lives of these women and their families can be impacted for good.

Let’s get them that lift!  All net profits from the sale of The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind will go toward a new lift for Thistle Farms. When we sell 2000 books, we’ll have the resources to buy them the lift!


About Improbable

Improbable Philanthropy is a business created solely for the purpose of raising funds to give away to non-profits doing good in the world.  Founder Al Andrews plans to raise these funds by selling copies of his children’s book, The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind, and donating 100% of the net profits.  His first project created two child survival centers in Asia through Compassion International.


About Thistle Farms.


In 1997, Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest on Vanderbilt’s campus, founded Magdalene house.  Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets.  Thistle Farms is their social enterprise.


Thistle Farms employs 35 Magdalene residents or graduates who make organic body products While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and sales and administration. It is a supportive workplace where women acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage, support themselves and their families.


Event date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville