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At Whole Foods Market we give back to the community in many ways, from product donations, to our Community Support Day and Dimes for a Difference Program and Scrip through Great Lakes. Please read on for more information on these programs.
In response to the incredible interest we’ve had from our communities for a gift card fundraising program, our non-profit and school customers can now purchase WFM gift cards from Great Lakes. Here are the details:
Qualifying schools and non-profits can purchase WFM cards at a 3% discount
There is no cap, so organizations will not visit the site and find “sold-out” messaging
To set up a program or purchase cards, simply fill out an enrollment form on Great Lakes website.
Whole Foods Market has specific guidelines for the organizations we are able to support through donations. In addition to being a 501c3, you must fall must fall into one of the following categories:
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Preventative Health Care
Organic Farming/Sustainable Food Resources
Because Whole Foods Market believes in being an active community member, requests from other civic and charitable groups will be considered if the organization is in the immediate vicinity of a store location, meets our core values, and funding is available.
We do not donate foods to individuals, individuals seeking pledges, multiple requests from the same organization or organizations and/or causes. Each approved organization is restricted to one donation per year from any and all Whole Foods Market. Past support of an organization or an event is not a guarantee of future support.
Download the donation application. Please email to our marketing department: pn .dot rsq .dot marketing at wholefoods.com.
5% COMMUNITY SUPPORT DAY
At Whole Foods Market, we are active participants in our community. We are extremely proud of our community involvement and the relationships that we continue to make each month! We strive to make a difference.
Our 5% Community Support Days are one meaningful way we give back to our community. On designated days throughout the year a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days.
Download our 5% Community Support Day application and memorandum of understanding to apply. Please email to our marketing department: pn .dot rsq .dot marketing at wholefoods.com.
Every year Whole Foods Market puts on passport events where guests can tour the store and sample dishes from each of our departments for just $5, all money is donated to a local non-profit.
Bag Refund program
Each quarter, Whole Foods Market Roosevelt Square selects three non-profits to be beneficiaries for our Bag Refund program. For each bag you re-use, you can claim a ten cent deduction off your grocery bill, or you can choose to apply your refund to one of the non-profits listed at the register.
Here is a list of organizations that have benefited from our Community donations, 5% Days, Passports, and Bag Refund Program:
Share our Strength – Seattle
The U-District Food Bank
Pigs Peace Sanctuary
Greenwood Food Bank
Friends of the animals
Boys and Girls Club – Seattle
Heroes for the Homeless
Seattle Public Theater At Green Lake
Children’s Home Society of Washington
The University of Washington
The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association
Hunger Intervention Program
The Vera Project
North Helpline Emergency
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Green Lake Elementary
University Lions Club
The University of Washington Farm
Cooperative Children’s Center
Imagine Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Camp Fire USA – Camp Kirby
YMCA – Seattle
For information on participating in a 5% Community Support Day and Dimes for a Difference, or for other donation requests, please click on one of the links above and email the completed application(s) and a copy of your charity’s 501c3 not for profit letter from the treasury to our marketing department: pn .dot rsq .dot marketing at wholefoods.com.