Whole Foods Supports Grameen America with 5% Community Giving Day

Fri, 2011-04-08 07:22
Rarely if ever is a trip to the grocery store transformed into a learning experience. I’ve always found shopping at Whole Foods to be the exception. Many people choose to shop at Whole Foods because of their dedication to supporting locally grown produce, which is detailed in great length on their Whole Story Blog. However, one lesser-known aspect that really makes Whole Foods stand out is their dedication to the community, specifically non-profit organizations.

 

Last Thursday, March 31, Grameen America was lucky enough to be chosen for a second time as the beneficiary of Whole Foods 5% Community Giving Day. For the entire day, 5% of all profits from Whole Foods NYC stores went to benefit impoverished American entrepreneurs who are working towards a better life with the help of microloans from Grameen America. Each of the six NYC Whole Foods store locations participated. The Community Giving Day was a complete success, not just from a fund raising standpoint (we raised over $50,000!!!) but for raising awareness as well.

Thank you, Whole Foods for this wonderful opportunity and for your continued support!

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