At Whole Foods Market – Phillips Crossing, 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 by contributing to a number of community events, schools, organizations, and businesses all year long through outreach, donations, partnerships and sponsorships.
Looking to partner with Whole Foods Market – Phillips Crossing? Check out all the great ways we give back to our community.
In-Kind Donations and Event Sponsorships
Whole Foods Market – Phillips Crossing contributes to a number of community events, fundraisers and organizations all year long through product support.
To be considered for a contribution, please complete and submit a Donation Request Form. All forms must be filled out in their entirety and returned at least 6 weeks prior to the event for consideration. Before submitting you application, please read our Donations Guidelines for more information. While we do our best to fulfill as many request as possible, we receive a large number of requests and cannot honor or respond to every one.
If you have any additional request or questions, please email Orlando.Donations@wholefoods.com .
**We are currently accepting applications for 2013 Donate Your Dimes and 5% Days**
Donate Your Dimes
Did you know that Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries? This program reduces our impact on the environment and now supports local non-profit groups. Customers have the choice to accept their cash refund, or donate the cash back to the store’s chosen non-profit organization or to the Whole Planet Foundation. One local non-profit is chosen each quarter to receive the Donate Your Dime option. To apply to be a Donate Your Dime recipient, please complete and submit a Donate Your Dime Application.
Here are our 2013 Donate Your Dime Recipients:
Quarter 1 – Mending Hearts Foundation ($3,074.90 raised)
Mending Hearts Charities, Inc. Is a 501(c) charitable organization that was founded in 2000. Mending Hearts offers basic affordable housing to families facing financial challenges. These financial challenges most often are caused by job loss, divorce, loss of reliable transportation, or family death or illness. For more information on this organization visit www.mendinghearts.com.
Quarter 2 – The Hampton Educational Foundation, Inc. ($2,000 raised)
The Hamptons Educational Foundation is a Federally designated 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the intellectual growth of young men and women who upon high school graduation aspire to further their education. Their current success is really based on one simple principle: they seek to assist financially disadvantaged students who yearn for a better life for themselves and their families. Their financial assistance helps hardworking students to focus on continuing their academic success. The foundation began in The Hamptons, a 55+ years community of 829 residences located in Auburndale, Florida. To learn more about this organization visit www.HamptonsEducationalFoundation.org.
Quarter 3 – Sebastian Haul Fund ($2,390.40 raised)
Created in 2008, The Sebastian Haul Fund helps greyhound groups with the financial challenge of transporting greyhounds from Florida adoption groups to other groups outside of the state where there is a better chance of them finding their “forever homes.” Since 2008, they have helped over 1,000 greyhounds. To learn more about this organization visit www.sebastianhaulfund.org/.
Quarter 4 – Orlando Community Arts ($4,313.29 raised)
Orlando Community Arts, Inc. A 501c3 organization was founded in response to declining arts education opportunities in the public schools both in and out of school. There continues to be a body of evidence that supports the Arts as a vehicle for empowerment through personal development and community involvement. To learn more about this organization visit www.orlandocommunityarts.org.
Current - Just 1 Book
Just 1 Book is a non-profit founded by 10 year old Sara Dewitz to promote literacy in "at risk" youth. Since being founded in 2010, Just 1 Book has distributed over 200,000 books to children in Central Florida. To learn more about this organization visit www.just1book.org
Community 5% Days
Our Community 5% Days are another meaningful way we give back to our community. On designated day 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 organization just by shopping on these 5% Days.
To apply to be a 5% Day recipient, please complete and submit a 5% Day Application. Also see our 5% Day Guidelines.
Would you like to schedule a store tour for your school or group? We offer tours of our store and can focus on specific areas of study or interest. Please complete and submit a Store Tour Request Form. Tours can be schedule Tuesday through Thursday between 10:00am and 3:30pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Children must be at least 6 year of age to participate.