What: Whole Foods Market Chicago invites you to shop on World AIDS Day. On Thursday, Dec. 1 Whole Foods Market Chicago will donate 5% of all sales to the Night Ministry to help ensure that Chicago residents in need will be provided with basic supplies, free healthcare, dental care and rapid HIV testing through the organization's mobile outreach services.
Along with donating 5% of all sales, Whole Foods Market Chicago will also sponsor a 'Basic Needs' Drive to collect personal hygiene products for the Night Ministry's guests. Shoppers are encouraged to purchase these items on Dec. 1 at Whole Foods Market Chicago locations.
When: World AIDS Day. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.
Where: Whole Foods Market Chicago locations:
Lincoln Park — 1550 N. Kingsbury Avenue
South Loop — 1101 S. Canal Street
Gold Coast — 30 W. Huron Street
Halsted and Waveland — 3640 N. Halsted Street
Lakeview — 3300 N. Ashland Avenue
About The Night Ministry
The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. We invite others to join this hope-filled work.
Now in our 35th year, The Night Ministry supports six main programs throughout the city of Chicago: our Health Outreach Program, Youth Street Outreach Program, and four Youth Housing Programs. The programs serve homeless, precariously housed, and vulnerable adults, youth, and families in Chicago. The overarching goal of The Night Ministry is to build relationships, with the ultimate goal of improving individuals' health, safety, stability, and housing status. Last year, The Night Ministry administered over 700 free, rapid HIV tests, in addition to providing referral services and HIV prevention counseling.
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"â„¢ 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 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.