I received an email...Whole Foods has its own charity and they are doing a big push in March. I will definitely be going into the store to donate. The info is below:
Year round, the Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market raises money for micro-lending in developing countries where Whole Foods Market sources products.
Through March 31st, Whole Foods Market is putting an extra push to encourage customers to donate to this worthy cause. A majority of the funds have gone to women in Mexico, Haiti, Peru, Argentina, Kenya, Turkey, Ethiopia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia.
100% of shoppers’ donations will be used to start home-based businesses, from tailoring and producing artisan goods to tortilla making and small-scale farming. If we raise $1.5 million by March 31st, the Whole Planet Foundation will have enough money to provide 40,000 people in developing world communities with the chance to change their own lives.
We’d love for your readers to support this worthy cause while they shop at our stores through March 31st. For more information about the Whole Planet Foundation, please visit: http://www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/