Vote for your favorite non-profit and Whole Foods Market will donate!
We love our non-profit organizations. The new Whole Foods Market located at The Shops at Arbor Trails at Mopac and William Cannon opens Tuesday, June 19 and for its first five days Whole Foods Market will donate one percent of total sales to the five non-profit organizations listed below. Each day a different non-profit will benefit, but only one will receive the honor of being chosen as the grand opening day non-profit. Not only does the winning group get to be a part of the first-day hoopla, but it also receives one percent of grand opening day sales. Cast your vote each day for the non-profit you'd like to see honored as the beneficiary during Whole Foods Market's grand opening.
Austin Pets Alive: You are bound to fall in love with all the cute kittens and puppies seen throughout Austin Pets Alive's website. They are the very same animals the non-profit strives to save by providing resources, education and programs needed to keep them alive. This organization is made up of mostly volunteers who hope to make Austin a no-kill city. Right now they focus on saving the healthy and treatable pets at risk of being killed in a shelter. They also work with pet owners who are having problems so great they need to give their pets up to a shelter.
Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary: Yes, Austin has a zoo, and it’s located in the Hill County just outside the city. There you'll find more than 300 animals, but unlike most zoos, these are rescue animals in need of rehabilitation. Each animal has a heart warming story about how they got to Austin, and there are lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with them all. The zoo is a non-profit and depends on private donations and grants to keep it going.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is by far one of the most beautiful spots in Austin. Former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded the center in 1982. The center is located in South Austin and boasts a gorgeous collection of beautiful, diverse wildflowers and native plants. The non-profit aims to protect and preserve North America’s native plants and natural landscapes through education, research and programming.
Sustainable Food Center: Austin is all about its local vendors and products. The Sustainable Foods Center is a non-profit that creates opportunities for people to get in on the local food scene. The organization offers organic food gardening, connections to area farmers and interactive cooking classes. Its mission is to give children and adults increased access to locally grown food and improve the long-term health of Central Texas and the environment.
Southwest Family YMCA: Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. At the Southwest Y, men, women and children of all backgrounds are joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Y camps, child care and youth sports build self-esteem and teach lifelong lessons. Y Health and wellness programs strengthen bodies while they nurture spirits and active volunteer programs give neighbors opportunities to strengthen the community around them. Whether you’re nine months or 90 years old, the Southwest Y offers a place to learn, grow and thrive.