It is remarkable how organizations like Whole Foods Market are stepping up to support homicide victims in Chicago.
Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation received their largest donation to date from Chicago Whole Foods Market. On December 11th, participating stores worked together to contribute 5% of every purchase made to the SAD Foundation. A total of $30,000 was awarded to the foundation that day.
"I was completely amazed with the support, but most importantly, this marks our largest donation since our inception in 2009,” said Kevin Doyle, Founder & Executive Director of Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation. “It is remarkable how organizations like Whole Foods Market are stepping up to support homicide victims in Chicago."
“At Whole Foods Market we are always looking to support our community in truly meaningful ways,” said Jenn Hulbert, Community Relations specialist for Whole Foods Market Chicago. “By partnering with the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation, we were able to do that. We are honored to be a small part of the hope they bring to kids who have faced such tragedy.”
The donations raised will support SAD’s camps, providing relief to children who have lost a parent, legal guardian or sibling to homicide.
About The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation
The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to children ages 7-17 whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling fell victim to homicide. Through our partnership with Comfort Zone Camp (http://www.comfortzonecamp.org) and our college scholarship program, we believe that we can transform a child's tragedy into a bright future. For more information, please visit http://www.sadfund.org.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 78,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2013, the company had sales of $12.9 billion and currently has more than 360 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.