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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

Scarleth says …

Vitamin B-50 or Vitamin B-100 is doctor recommended! =D

Brenda says …

Great program!

Chloe says …

What agreat cause!! Go Whole Foods - this is just another reason why you are my favorite!

kelly says …

Such a great cause This type of selfless positive energy is Exactally what our world is lacking.

Kathie Evans says …

I bought Whole Foods vitamins to take with me to India for elderly or sick Tibetan Buddhist monks. Vitamins make a big difference in their well being also.

Andrea Foncerrada says …

Yes! I love it! Let us all help!

Deborah says …

Sounds like a great program.

Debra says …

It is great to see people reaching out and caring for others. We need to do even more.

Julie says …

What a wonderful program. I love angels and I love vitamins and I love Vitamin Angels! Thank you!

Dawn P says …

Great Program. Keep up the good work.

Bryan says …

Posting for the $1 donation thing...

Rosie says …

This is one of the many reasons I love working for Wholefoods

Donna Arnold says …

Glad to support this program.

Robert F says …

Wonderful

Heather Jaynes says …

Sounds cool.

Annie says …

What an amazing program!

Lisa Kaiser says …

whole Foods is a super and very generous corporate citizen

Steve says …

Very good cause. Keep up the good work.

T.A.D. says …

Great program! Happy to help out by commenting.

Kevin says …

This is a great program! Way to go Whole Foods and Vitamin Angels!!

Bree says …

Yay this is a great idea

Donna Arnold says …

Great Job on this Program.

Julie says …

The program sounds great! I will do what I can to spread the word to help the children.

betsy kroon says …

What an amazing program! Keep giving to the kids!!

G. Aldridge says …

A simple equation to support/congratulate: (Vitamin Angels + Whole Foods Market) Whole Body's healthy nutritional supplements = Healthier children

dani says …

What an amazing program :)

K says …

Great work, thank you.

Candice says …

YAY

Dustin Greer says …

This is my comment

Julie says …

good program! :)

Deb says …

Wonderful program!

Nicole says …

Thank you so much for this great program!

Kelsey says …

What a great idea! Love it :)

Sarah Jardin says …

Thank you WF for your work with Vitamin Angels! We need you!

Claudia says …

This is wonderful, Thank you!

Kevin says …

great program! Thanks Whole Foods.

Zel says …

time to make positive change happen.

nicola @ gfreemom says …

Amazing program. Great to hear about Vitamin Angels!

Amanda says …

The vitamin angels are great!

jessica says …

Thanks!!!!!

Karen says …

Thank you again Whole Foods!

Laci Hill says …

It's amazing that you're doing this, Whole Foods. Keep it up!

Jeremy says …

Great program!

LEW says …

Give, give, give! 'Tis the season, after all. Actually, it's ALWAYS the season to give -- and what a great cause. Props to this campaign!

Red MosquitoHawk says …

Thank you for this! Great program!

Steve Hawthorne says …

Thanks for supporting this.

Bridget says …

Throw in a dollar for me too.

Kristen says …

Way to be awesome!

Pat says …

Fantastic program. Keep up the great work!

Lisa Doherty says …

Thanks so much for all you do, I am glad to be able to contribute in this small way to your work :) Have wonderful holidays!!!

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