Reel Change Film Frenzy 2012

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Starting Friday 13th at noon, we will be working 48 hours straight with a film team to create a short documentary as part of the Reel Change Film Frenzy! Presented by Lights. Camera. Help. and The Alamo Drafthouse, this film festival will include ten Austin nonprofits who will be teamed up with …

Beyond Microfinance

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Access to capital for the poor is absolutely critical if we want to eradicate poverty. It’s why at Whole Planet Foundation, this is what we focus on – raising funds to distribute to microfinance institutions (MFIs) who lend the money out to the poor. Unfortunately, the poorest countries also tend lack …

Whole Planet Foundation Overview

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As Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) continues to grow and we gain fans on Facebook, Twitter and outside the four walls of Whole Foods Market (WFM), it’s hard to keep everyone up to date with what the Foundation is doing. Recently, I was asked by a fan on Facebook if I could …

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 …