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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

Tonya White says …

Kudos!

sheree bray says …

God bless :)

Max Whittingham says …

I'm proud to spend my consumer dollars when in part it goes to events and changes like this. Thank you.

Donna Arnold says …

Please post comment great program.

Renee says …

This is a great cause! Thank you!

Jess says …

This rocks! Thanks!

adam gugino says …

Great job wholefoods and vitamin angels

Maria says …

What a great thing Whole Foods is doing!

Pat says …

I read about this some time ago and was very impressed. What a great way to make a difference. Thanks for what you are doing!

Krishna Stone says …

I think this program is wonderful! When my 15-year-old daughter was anemic, vitamins made a huge difference. She was able to feel better about everything--including school, homework, taking dance classes, being with her friends and more. Kudos to Whole Body for taking care of our children everywhere. Krishna

ill Mami says …

Here's one more comment on the way to $5000!!!

Janice Paz says …

Vitamins are an extremely important part of our intake. No matter how focused we may be on our food intake, something is always missing. It took me along time to get, what I believe to be, the correct balance of supplements for my body. I did much research and did not fall for "fads." Don't want to jinx muself, but, I feel well all the time and almost never need to take off work because I am ill!

Cathy says …

What a way to make a difference! Thank you!

Haley says …

Just another reason I love Whole Foods!

wjr says …

Vitamint Angels is a great program! Glad I could help. Good job!.

Michelle says …

Great job and way to make a difference.

Beth says …

Love this! :)

ben jammin says …

Great idea. Let's look to the homeless at home first.

Felicia V says …

This sounds like a great program. Only we can create our childrens future.

Sarah says …

Thank you vitamin Angels!

Gina says …

What a great program! I am always so surprised and pleased to find out all the ways Whole Foods is working to help people in need. Proud to support this. :)

Ivan says …

I saw the idea in twitter. Heres my contribution! I like it! Thanks

Julie says …

Very cool program!

Rachel says …

Wonderful cause, more than happy to support!

Amanda Grieves says …

It's all about serving and giving back...this is wonderful! Thank you for your hearts to give back and meet the need!

Donna Arnold says …

Help this program

Jaimee says …

Yay!

Christy Bell says …

Vitamin Angels is a great cause! Thank you Whole Foods for bringing this well deserving organization to our consciousness. Here's to making a difference!!

Linda says …

This post donated $1!

Anthony says …

Yay!

Lenny says …

excellent program, way to go!

anonymous says …

This seems like a very good program!

Lena says …

This is good stuff! Keep it up, Whole Foods!

Patrick says …

this is a great cause!!!!!!

Diane says …

Always happy to help a good cause. Happy T-Day!

kristen says …

This is such a great cause. Thank you!

Elise says …

What a wonderful program! This only makes me love Whole Foods that much more. Thanks for all of the great work you guys do!

Patti B. says …

Wonderful program! Bravo!

Sarah says …

This is such an amazing program! Love it!<3

colleen fischer says …

Glad I read this.. I need to restock my own vitamins soon & would love to contribute to these children while doing so. I will be making a trip to Whole Foods very soon.

sarah says …

What a great program to initiate. Thanks for your efforts!

Sarah Cagayao says …

Thank you for this! Great program!

Trina says …

What a great program!!

Bridget says …

Awesome program, Whole Foods! Keep up the good work...

Jenssery says …

Vitamins are so essential!!

TL says …

Only 41 comments? Cmon everyone! Kudos to whole foods and vitamin angels!

Jen Kocher says …

Great program! Well done, Whole Foods.

Laci Hill says …

Donate!!

Andrew Schwab says …

Thanks for doing this!

Donna Arnold says …

Wonderful program

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