$14,000 Whole Foods Market Donation to TreePeople

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$14,000 Whole Foods Market Donation to TreePeople
Community Giving Days from 5 Valley Stores Support Urban Forestry Nonprofit

Los Angeles – A recent Community Giving Day across five San Fernando Valley Whole Foods Market locations, including Porter Ranch, Sherman Oaks East, Sherman Oaks West, Valencia, and Woodland Hills, has raised $14,237 in support of Los Angeles nonprofit, TreePeople. The money represents five percent of the total sales from all five locations on May 5th.

“Echoing our commitment to the environment, Whole Foods Market applauds TreePeople as they encourage Los Angeles residents to have a hand in creating a sustainable urban environment,” said Tina Landrum, Marketing Supervisor, Valencia. “We and our customers are pleased to assist TreePeople in their efforts to protect the world around them.”

Whole Foods Market’s donation supports TreePeople’s urban forestry, environmental education and sustainable cities programs. These programs include wildfire restoration; training and supporting communities to plant and care for trees; educating schoolchildren and adults about environmental issues; demonstrating sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems; and working with government agencies on critical water issues facing the Los Angeles region.

“We’re grateful to the customers and staff at Whole Foods Market who have given so generously to support TreePeople’s work to heal our local environment,” says Andy Lipkis, TreePeople founder and president. “This donation represents a special commitment from Whole Foods Market and the people from our local Valley communities. Together we’re making Los Angeles a healthier place for everyone.”

TreePeople is a nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for the Los Angeles region. TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world. More information at www.treepeople.org.

Whole Foods Market is America’s first national certified organic grocer. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. For more information about Whole Foods Market, please visit www.wholefoods.com.

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