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Quick Ideas from Across the Regions

  • Inspire Team Members with stories from local school gardens
  • Hold classes to introduce leafy greens and other produce to your store's kiddos
  • Decorate throughout your store, and collect donations in every department
  • Fundraise by selling small garden-related items such as flower pot kits
  • Provide healthy snacks to guests for a small donation

Fun, easy ideas to increase awareness of Whole Kids Foundation in your store can be used alone or paired with bigger WKF celebrations!

Midwest

Evanston South’s Erin Rohlena, a Team Member Services Specialist, created an awesome video offering WKF training in a nutshell, including info on WKF’s 3 programs and the best ways to ask for donations. Erin also included some clips from local WKF school gardens to motivate her TMs.

North Atlantic

Healthy Eating Specialist Shannon Taylor and Demo Specialist Martyna Bloom joined forces at Fresh Pond to make exotic leafy greens even more exciting than usual. At this Whole Kids Club event, families could touch and taste greens like Swiss chard, kale, arugula, and spinach. There were also green smoothies to try! Together, the group of kids made a picture of their dream garden; everyone contributed by drawing their favorite fruit or veggie. 

Northeast

With signage and donation boxes in every department, the Yonkers Store relied on all its Team Members to encourage donations. Using the whole team to raise funds gets everyone interested and involved in WKF! 

Pacific Northwest

Gabby Guidry, Metro Educator, encourages her region with inspirational stories about WKF school gardens within the region. These emails contain beautiful pictures, ways to get involved, and how the garden has impacted the school and community. These stories help Team Members connect to the cause they are promoting! 

Rocky Mountain

Ideal Market sold “mini plantable gardens” to fundraise for WKF. These adorable chalkboard terra cotta pots filled with chalk, soil, and seed packets make great little gifts. 

South

At Greenville, Team Members set up a popcorn stand and for a small donation, families enjoyed fresh popped popcorn with lots of delicious and nutritious toppings. 

Southwest

In the Southwest, Arbor Trails also kept it healthy with a Salsa Showdown! This fun challenge pitted salsa competitors against one another for the vote of store guests, who got to try a tasty, healthy snack!

Southern Pacific

Sherman Oaks collected change in the cutest containers for WKF. Miniature watering cans poised over small potted plants encouraged donations of loose change. These containers collected lots of oohs and ahhs, as well as spare pennies!

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