AUSTIN, Texas (April 30, 2015) – From May 4 to 8, Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in downtown Austin will celebrate the grocer’s 35th anniversary by donating 1 percent of each day’s net sales to local nonprofits that are also celebrating momentous anniversaries.

“Whole Foods Market is thrilled to offer five community giving days to these amazing organizations that have enriched our hometown for so many years,” said Jason Lowery, the downtown store’s team leader. “We can’t imagine what Austin would be like without these community nonprofits – they’re incredibly important to our Whole Foods Market team members and shoppers.”

Community giving days in celebration of Whole Foods Market’s 35th anniversary:

Monday, May 4
Paramount Theatre
Celebrating 100 years in Austin, the Paramount Theatre engages central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, and ignites the intellect and imagination of youths. Support from this day benefits the preservation of both the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres, the crown jewels of downtown Austin.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Meet and Greet” with the Paramount Theatre ushers
• 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Story Wranglers performances in the café

Tuesday, May 5
Sustainable Food Center (SFC)
Celebrating 40 years in Austin, SFC cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Funds raised on this day will be used to support SFC’s Cultivating Healthy Communities Initiative.

Wednesday, May 6
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Celebrating 10 years in Austin, HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. The annual HAAM Benefit Day celebration is presented each year by Whole Foods Market. Shoppers can experience a taste of HAAM Benefit Day by listening to live performances from Austin musicians.
• 12 p.m. – Deuce Coupe
• 4:30 p.m. – Burgess Meredith
• 5:30 p.m. – The Eastern Sea

Thursday, May 7
Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA)
Celebrating the completion of their “Sweet 16” ride, HCRA’s strives to produce a fun ride, welcoming all levels of cyclists and their supporters, to raise funds and build community spirit for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Their Austin partner, CycFitness, has offered a series of free spin classes for shoppers and supporters at the store on May 7.
• 10 a.m. – CycFitness spin class
• 11 a.m. – CycFitness spin class
• 12 p.m. – CycFitness spin class

Friday, May 8
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
Celebrating 25 years in Austin, the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary assists animals in need through rescue and rehabilitation, and through education efforts. Similar to their partnership on Whole Foods Market’s “Kids Day of Service,” the Austin Zoo will host an activity where guests can create toys for animals using recycled materials.

Store information:
Whole Foods Market downtown
525 N. Lamar Avenue
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 542-2200

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