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Empowering Individuals in the Global Community Through Entrepreneurship
Involving Team Members in the mission of the Whole Planet Foundation is an opportunity to live out the core purpose of the company, extending love and compassion to the whole world.
Whole Foods Market
Involving Team Members in the mission of the Whole Planet Foundation is an opportunity to live out the core purpose of the company, extending love and compassion to the whole world. Team Members are contributing to this mission by educating other team members, our customers and others about global poverty, raising funds for the mission or volunteering in the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program.
"Because I’m a recent Team Member Volunteer, it’s no surprise that I donate to the Whole Planet Foundation from every paycheck. In Peru, I was privileged to meet dozens of microcredit loan recipients. They were each so gracious and thankful. They welcomed me into their homes, where they proudly introduced me to their families and showed me what they been able to achieve with the money. I was so eager to thank them for the experience, but they insisted on thanking me and telling me how wonderful it was to meet someone who helped make their loan possible. So, of course, having seen the farms and met the grandchildren whose lives will be better and healthier and more productive, I want to give. But what really amazes me is how many other Team Members want to give—especially those who haven’t visited a loan recipient, but have simply heard the stories and felt moved by the work of the Foundation. I feel proud to work with people who are very firmly based in Boston, but feel invested in communities around the globe."
"Why do I support the Whole Planet Foundation through Team Member Giving? Because being a Team Member at Whole Foods Market has made me increasingly aware of the global impact of several of my daily decisions, and Team Member Giving is an easy way to know that at least some of my impact is positive! I’m grateful to have the opportunity to give something back."
"I LOVE giving to Whole Planet Foundation because it’s such a sustainable form of charity. The five bucks I donated 3 years ago has been loaned and repaid, and loaned and repaid. That money will have grown and will still be helping people in 50 years!"
"I support Whole Planet because I believe in helping people empower themselves rather than have them be dependent. Also, the more people who contribute to the world through that empowerment, the better place the world becomes. Less anger and resentment because most people, given the chance, would prefer to give than to take."
“Donating through my paycheck requires no effort on my part, and I get to know that I’m creating a positive impact on the world. I never notice those missing dollars – but so many people’s lives are changing because of them.”
“I support WPF because when I donate, I promote a cycle of change where those who want a better life for themselves and their loved ones can take the opportunity to lift themselves from poverty into a better, more sustainable life.”
"I grew up in the face of real poverty in rural Zambia, Africa. I have lived and seen how bad poverty can be. Everytime I give or support WPF, my conscious is clear as I truly know that at the end of the day, my contribution will lift up somebody from that bondage and infuse hope of a light at the end of the tunnel. Through giving; I believe, I become part of the band-saw that helps break poverty one loan after another in all corners of the world."
"WPF symbolizes the highest ideals & purest motives of our company and keeps me focused on all the good that remains in the world. It prevents what I do from feeling like "just a job.""
“I love the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Planet Foundation and I am excited that I have the opportunity with each paycheck to give a hand up to another human being and create the space for them to flourish.”
"I support Whole Planet Foundation because I believe in the power of empowering creative people to impact positive change in the world. I want my son to live in a world where poverty doesn’t happen anymore because people challenged the system and didn’t accept it as a normal part of society. This way he will know by this example, if something isn’t right, he doesn’t have to accept it and there’s always a better way."
"I give to Whole Planet Foundation because I know it is making a difference around the world. By alleviating poverty in developing countries, we are not only helping the individual borrowers and their families, but their communities and everyone who comes into contact with them. When people have sustainable ways to earn income to eat and to live, it also helps to protect the environment by creating healthier, more sustainable lifestyles around the world. It also creates hope for the next generation being raised by our community."