Changing Lives

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Look how our partnership with Guayaki is changing lives in South America! Guayaki, supporter of the Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund, is the first to bring you certified organic, fairly traded and rainforest-grown yerba maté.  Guayakí works with farmers in South America to promote sustainable growing practices, to preserve and …

The Journey Begins

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   A HUGE thanks to Payal from Cafe Spice for contributing to this blog! My Journey Begins When Café Spice proposed to donate to the Whole Planet Foundation, I decided to take the trip to Kerala with the group.   The WPF asked if I’d like to blog about the visit, …

Volunteer

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead It  wasn’t too long ago that I was still in school and on a Friday afternoon, I may or may not have been sleeping in class (shhh, don’t …

I Love Whole Foods Market!

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I would never have begun to imagine when I scored a job with Whole Foods Market as a grocery sacker/cashier in 2002 that I would end up getting to help people help other people all around the world, but nonetheless, here I am! So far with Whole Planet Foundation I …

I’ve Got The POWER

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      For whatever reason, I’m attracted to grocery stores. Maybe it’s my love for food, meeting people – think about it, everyoooonne has to buy food (and when I say everyone, I really mean every type of person. Once when working for a small grocery store here in Austin, I met …

Returning Home

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Thanks to Whole Foods Market Team Member, Bill Parent, for contributing to this post. As my second TMVP trip comes to a close, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have volunteered twice with the Whole Planet Foundation. This time, in Peru, proved to be more of a physically demanding project …

Team Member Volunteer Update from Peru

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Thanks to Whole Foods Market Team Members, Dorothy Mankey and Mike Norrie, for contibuting to this post. Last week two Pacific Northwest Team Members boarded a plane for Peru to participate in the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program! Mike Norrie, Cambie ASTL, and Jeffrey Pump, Park Royal Village Customer …

Kenya

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By: Liz Burkhart, Whole Foods Market Team Member Seeing is believing. For the past two and a half years, I’ve worked for a company whose mission and purpose extends well beyond the four walls of our stores, but nothing is as powerful as seeing that impact first-hand.  In 2005, Whole …

Monday

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It has been a little slow around the office today, at least for me. I don’t know about you guys but I always look forward to the weekends in order to catch up on sleep and get some serious relaxation in. However, this never, ever, happens. Instead, I spend my …