Learn how your purchases of products including apparel, kombucha, snacks and greeting cards at your local Whole Foods through the month of December could mean cash donations to finance microloans to women entrepreneurs through the Whole Planet Foundation.
Partnering with Whole Planet Foundation on their microfinance and women’s empowerment programs supports Divine Chocolate’s central mission of women’s empowerment through economic stability. Divine also contributes 5% of sales from this Advent Calendar towards empowerment initiatives for the women cocoa farmers of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana.
With every purchase of a Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar in select Whole Foods Market stores, Divine will donate $0.05 per item during the month of December.
“Whole Planet Foundation’s mission aligns with Pact’s brand values. We believe that small every day changes can make a big impact,” says Colleen Bale-Wright, Director of Sales.
During the month of December, PACT will donate 10% of sales of every clothing item sold in select Whole Foods Market stores.
The Piping Gourmets is a small business with big values. Co-Founders Leslie Kaplan and Carolyn Shulevitz are proud that their women-owned company is able to support other women entrepreneurs in underdeveloped communities. Although they are a small, growing company, they are firm believers in doing their part to help improve the lives of families across the globe.
“We understand from a first-hand position the unique challenges women face while trying to grow a business and raise a healthy family. This is why we choose to support the Whole Planet Foundation this holiday season and contribute a portion of our sales to women and families in impoverished countries,” say Leslie and Carolyn.
With every purchase of Gluten Free & Vegan Whoopie Pies sold in select Whole Foods Market stores during December. The Piping Gourmets will donate $1 per item sold.
With every purchase of Revive Kombucha’s full product line at select Whole Foods Market stores, $0.10 per item will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
During the month of December, $0.20 from every package of lesley stowe raincoast cheese crisps sold in select Whole Foods Market stores will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
Having witnessed firsthand the work of Whole Planet Foundation while visiting India, she is passionate about partnering with other female entrepreneurs. Amy says:
“To put it very simply… a microloan = hope. And this hope offers a practical way for a woman in poverty to become an equal business partner with her husband; to feed and clothe her children and gain access to education – many of the basics in my life that I take for granted. Microloans empower those living in poverty to change their own lives, and that is why I support the work of Whole Planet Foundation.”
Tell it Well now supports women entrepreneurs all over the world with 10% of sales. Available in 15 Whole Foods Market stores in the Denver/Boulder & Ft Collins Metro Area or buy on-line at www.tellitwellcards.com.
“We support Whole Planet Foundation’s mission because of the pure good that it brings to the world. By empowering entrepreneurs around the globe, the Whole Planet Foundation creates sustainable, inspiring economic opportunity so that stronger communities can be built in areas that lack the resources that we all take for granted. Whole Planet Foundation helps to level the playing field for entrepreneurs around the world, and we are proud to support this mission,” says Anne Bumpus, Field Marketing Manager for Unreal.
During the month of December, $0.50 will be donated for every Unreal candy item sold in select Whole Foods Market stores.
During the month December, $0.05 per item of Kevita’s full product line sold in select Whole Foods Market stores will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
Learn more by visiting wholeplanetfoundation.org
Whole Foods Market has established three independent nonprofit foundations to address significant global issues.