WHAT: Whole Foods Market Voss will donate 1 percent of net sales for each of the first five days the new store is open, to local nonprofits. The store opens Wednesday, April 8, at Voss and Woodway.
As part of the company’s commitment to supporting its communities, all stores donate 5 percent of net sales once a quarter.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8 – Sunday, April 12
Wednesday, April 8
The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities.
Thursday, April 9
Quilts for Kids
Quilts for Kids transform fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses, and children of abuse. Their yearly goal is to donate 30,000 quilts, many of which go to hospitals in Houston.
Friday, April 10
Pup Squad Rescue
Pup Squad Rescue rescues orphaned puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters, and other life-threatening situations, and matches them with permanent adoptive homes, providing support and education to these adopters and the community at large. Pup Squad Rescue also works with other community rescue efforts to promote spay/neuter, adoption and humane animal care to ultimately reduce the number of animals euthanized in Houston and the surrounding area.
Saturday, April 11
Trotter Family YMCA
Trotter Family YMCA is a local chapter of The Y, a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. They believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, health and neighbors.
Wednesday, April 12
Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre, nonprofit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city, where development threatens their survival.
WHERE: Whole Foods Market Voss
1407 South Voss Road
Houston, TX 77057
Store hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
WHY: The store, at 1407 South Voss Road, will replace the company’s Woodway location, which will close April 3.
MORE: Whole Foods Market team members and community partners will be available for interviews throughout the day on April 8.