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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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Kay W says …

This is an awesome program! Just imagine that you're the child on the receiving end of this generosity---and someday, when you're older, you learn that you're NOT blind because of the loving intervention of complete strangers. Cool!

Gail says …

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Laurie Bridges says …

Thank you for telling me about this, Jeremiah!

Richard Welch says …

Great idea! Thank you Whole Foods & Susan Oelker for woking with Vitamin Angels to help these children in need. What a great partnership! May God richly bless the work of your hands!

stef says …

Great program

Anne says …

Wow, what a great program! Keep looking for where you can do good!

skott says …

best of luck w/ your work!

Holt says …

Great job supporting such an incredible cause -- also love the exact amount each person can donate. $1 per comment is a great thing!

Cristen B. says …

This is a great program that I am happy to support!

Wherewegather says …

One of the many things i love about whole foods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

clarissa season says …

Great cause!

Jay says …

This is an amazing program!

Zach says …

Here's another dollar. Keep it going.

Shawn says …

Thank for all that you do to make a positive impact on the world!

Matt Abendschein says …

Great program! Thank you!

Paul E Dodaro says …

What a wonderful program. Whole Foods is involved in the community.

ksuhr says …

Awesome!

Jackie says …

May this season find you well-nourished, loved, whole, and grateful...

David says …

Great program!

WritersWithCats says …

It's amazing just how much of a difference we can make in this world, if we just do something a little different. Vitamin Angels is a unique way to give to others, and you sense it when you walk into one of their stores. We love it, and the program is great. Keep up the good work. =)

Jeremy says …

I am glad there are programs like this tackling such an important issue. Malnourishment cheats kids out of their true potential. Great work! Bravo!

Jeannie says …

I'm excited to see that you have joined efforts with Vitamin Angels :D

Jennifer Bradshaw says …

This will be a blessing to so many beautiful children! Thank you Whole Foods ! Jennifer

Terri says …

Go Vitamin Angels!

dewayne dace says …

Great job on this program.

Amanda says …

:)

Sarah says …

This is such a great idea--thank you for making a difference!

Maria says …

What a great cause! Rainbow Light vitamins which can be found at WF, also donate to this charity!

Samantha says …

What a great cause!

Corrie says …

Yay! Love this. :)

Fred says …

Great program, happy to support it!

Christine says …

This sounds like an awesome program. I'm glad to see Whole Foods is doing more and more good every day!

beverly says …

wonderful! will share this on my blog too

Jimmy says …

This is wonderful!

Josh V says …

Thanks for donating! Keep up the good work.

Megan says …

YAY! Warms the heart!

jim ciago says …

oh, help out the children! help them all!

Donna Arnold says …

I hope this helps.

shakti says …

Thanks for doing this.

Jeanne @JollyTomato says …

Thanks for doing this and best of luck on all of your efforts to help people in need!

joelle says …

Happy Holidays Everyone! May the Lord bless you!

Sarah says …

This is great!

Michele says …

Such a great program.

Brittany says …

Great program!! Love whole foods!! Thankss

Taunia says …

Great program!

Missy says …

It's so great that you're doing this!

Genevera says …

Wonderful program! What a great cause!

Moria says …

I think this is an amazing program! I admire you all for this. <3

Mlynn says …

Vitamins

Tammy says …

I love Whole Foods! Happy to help raise money for vitamin angels.

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