One Dime at a Time allows Whole Foods customers to accept their refund, or direct the cashier to donate the cash to the store's chosen non-profit through the registers at Whole Foods Market. This program supports a local non-profit and reduces the community’s impact on the environment at the same time.
Starting July 1st 2012, Whole Foods Market Wheaton has been collecting dime donations to benefit Bridge Communities, which serves homeless families throughout DuPage County. At the end of the three-month collection period, Whole Foods will present Bridge Communities with the total amount collected in dime donations.
“Bridge Communities is blessed to have such wonderful community partners like Whole Foods Wheaton,” remarks Co-Founder Mark Milligan. “One Dime at a Time is a simple way for shoppers to make a collectively huge difference for an organization like Bridge Communities.”
“Bridge Communities was chosen a as recipient for our One Dime at a Time program because they offer comprehensive solutions for individuals and families navigating the school system, finding housing, and job training and education,” explains Carrie McKenzie-Bush, Marketing & Community Relations for Whole Foods Market Wheaton. “Our Team Members live in the community that we serve, and it is important to us that we act as good neighbors, keeping our support local. Whole Foods Market is proud to partner with groups like Bridge Communities.”
About Bridge Communities
Bridge Communities, Inc. is a dynamic, grassroots, nonprofit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in the community. Its program of transitional housing, mentoring and supportive services empowers the families to increase life skills and earning power to promote self-sufficiency, sustain permanent housing, and to break the cycle of poverty within the family unit. What began by co-founders Mark Milligan and Bob Wahlgren when they decided, in 1988, to begin to help homeless families, has now become a powerful current of change in the lives of hundreds of extremely low to low income at-risk families. To make a donation to support homeless families served by Bridge Communities, or to find out how to support Bridge in other ways, please call Mark Milligan at (630) 545-0610, ext.10 or visit www.bridgecommunities.org.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.