Today is Whole Foods’ 5% Community Giving Day and we can’t underscore enough how big an impact you can have just by grocery shopping! In this historic arts-focused variation of their quarterly tradition, 5% of the day’s net sales (not profits…sales) go to organizations working toward the betterment of local and global communities. The donation will come from each of Whole Foods’ nine New York City locations and will be split evenly between Slideluck, Groundswell, and Creative Art Works.
What are we gonna do with that donation? Give it to the kids! Whole Foods’ donation will go directly towards funding the next two semesters of the Slideluck Youth Initiative our after-school program that teaches the basics of photography and visual storytelling to middle and high school students with inadequate access to arts education. We currently have six chapters nationwide and will be producing an inter-generational cookbook with our students in Brooklyn.
You can pay it forward today at any of the nine NYC-area Whole Foods Markets. Be sure to stop by and give a high five to the Slideluck team members at the Union Square, TriBeCa, and Mid-Town East locations. And tonight, join us for dinner in the Whole Foods’ Union Square cafe: we’ll be celebrating the group show by Young Photographers Nepal, an offshoot of the Slideluck Young Initiative that was active through this spring’s earthquakes and the ensuing recovery process. Learn more about this project from GOOD Magazine.
So get your shopping lists ready! And check out some of our favorite Slideluck recipes for inspiration. Help support the Slideluck Youth Initiative, tell your friends to shop at Whole Foods today! Thanks for your support!
As well, locations in Manhattan are offering $10 off purchases of $50 or more! (PLU Code: 301078) Join us at the store of your choosing for lunch, dinner, coffee or to purchase all your groceries for the rest of 2015!
You can also show your support by posting on Twitter, Instagram, or on your Facebook wall! And join the Slideluck team this evening at the Union Square store for a reception of the work of our students in Nepal!
Slideluck Whole Foods 5% Day
Wednesday | September 16th | 2015
8 AM Stores Open | 11 PM Stores Close
All NYC-area Whole Foods