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Whole Body and Vitamin Angels

Join one of our very own Whole Body team members for an insightful interview about the positive impact of Vitamin Angels not only on children’s health, but also in the hearts of our team members, customers and supplier partners. Susan Oelker is the Southwest Regional Supplement Buyer and has worked for Whole Foods Market for 14 years, where her passion for the best supplements and body care products is matched only by her enthusiasm for supporting suppliers who give back to the global community. Your next vitamin purchase can make a difference for under-nourished children. Find out how and tell us what you think. We'll donate $1 to Vitamin Angels for each of the first 5,000 comments posted on one of our Vitamin Angels blog posts by November 30, 2010.

Learn more about Vitamin Angels in our previous Viva Vitamin Angels podcast. Podcast Notes: Expert: Susan Oelker Whole Foods Market team member, Susan Oelker was introduced to the work of Vitamin Angels 4 years ago:
  • Vitamin Angels provides team members with an easy way to help others and fulfill their desire to create positive change through their work at Whole Foods Market.
The Vitamin Angels and Whole Foods Market partnership is special to all stakeholders:
  • Finding a way to impact malnourishment can sometimes seem overwhelming, but when team members connect that all they have to do is show guests products on our shelves that donate to Vitamin Angels, it is really impactful to that team member and customer.
  • Not only is it a great product for the guest, it also doesn’t cost them anything additional to help these children.
Whole Body has a unique opportunity to directly impact the lives of children, customers and team members through its relationship with Vitamin Angels:
  • Whole Body carries the best supplements available and it’s these same nutrients that customers buy for themselves that Vitamin Angels is delivering to children in need.
  • The dedication of Howard Schiffer and his team at Vitamin Angels to this global mission shows when they come out to educate team members about how we can all work together to reach these children.
Vitamin Angels gives everyone a way to make an impact:
  • Team members in Whole Body and throughout the store are given an opportunity to share with guests that even the most basic choice of which vitamin they choose that day can support a child in need.
  • It doesn’t cost any more money or any more time to make positive change happen.
  • Every day, team members and customers can do this and all they need is the awareness that they can make a difference.

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Comments

Donna Arnold says …

So glad to help this program.

Shannon says …

Thank you Whole Foods for donating to a good cause!!

cosmo459 says …

More Power To Whole Foods. They Really Care.

Brandt says …

Thank you for supporting this great program!

Ari says …

Thank you for this!

Chris says …

Thank you for doing this. Great cause.

Lorna says …

Happy to support this program and thanks for bringing more awareness to this effort.

Melinda Woods says …

What a great thing to do! Thank you Whole Foods and vitamin angels.

Michelle says …

Yay Whole Foods! Keep going!

Michael says …

Vitamins are good for the body

Michelle says …

Such a great cause. Thanks for sharing.

Adolph Hernandez says …

I think what you are doing is great!

Azar ATTURA says …

Way to Go!!!

The Weather sKwirl says …

The Weather sKwirl™ loves Vitamin Angels!

Pete Glass says …

Best of luck with such a great program, just had to share it on FB

Annelise says …

I am so glad there are people who contribute to those in need.

Meghan says …

WOW! Keep up the good work Whole Foods!

kanani smith says …

Awesome cause & partnership!

Lauren says …

Great Program! Thanks for all you do! God Bless!

Robin Smith says …

Great program! Deserving of our support!

Andrew Dolson says …

Sounds like a good partnership doing good work.

Gaby says …

This is wonderful! I'm glad someone is doing something about this :)

Allison says …

A wonderful effort! Thank you!

stephanie says …

This is the season to give thanks for all our blessings

Donna Seay says …

Awesome cause. Way to go!

Laviza says …

this is a great cause!

maureen e dunphy says …

I LOVVVVVE WHOLE FOODS and all they do to help others...fantastic program...happy to share :o)))

Daniel says …

Glad to help support this effort!

Cecilia says …

Nice! Well done Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Angels and all other participating companies!

CJ says …

Very cool!

Donna Arnold says …

Great Program

Jennifer says …

Excellent program!! Thank you:)

mel avjean says …

Thanks for your generosity:)

Tina Simon says …

Great program! Way to go!

Ingrida says …

What a great program! Thank you and keep making the difference!

Rose says …

This is great!! Thank you whole foods!

Gaby says …

Thanks for supporting this cause! Loved it! Great way to help others!

Pam says …

Thanks

Shawn says …

Awesome!

Jan says …

Great program. Caring about our communities and environment.

Cortney says …

Wonderful!

Elizabeth says …

Great program!

Krista Moon says …

Happy holidays!!!

Chloe says …

Inspiring story and amazing idea... Thanks!

klw says …

i wish you great success!

Kimmie J says …

Terrific work! Glad to help!

Amy Noel says …

I had not heard of this program! How wonderful!

Ce Sw says …

here's my $1 worth

Rebecca Pederson says …

Wonderful!

Jewel Barnett says …

What a great program! Thank you Whole Foods for helping the global community. Be blessed!

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