Whole Foods donates percentage of sales to Walden’s Puddle

Whole Foods donates percentage of sales to Walden's Puddle (Image 1)

A grocery store in Green Hills is donating a percentage of their sales on Wednesday to benefit Mid-State non-profit organization.

Five percent of Whole Foods Market net sales will benefit Walden's Puddle, Middle Tennessee's only professionally staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education center.

“We're so excited.  The whole day people will be buying and enjoying Whole Foods and at the end of it they will present us with 5% of the proceeds for the day as their charity for the day, so it's amazing,” said recording artist and Walden's Puddle CEO Lane Brody.

Customer Jodi Behan told Nashville's News 2 the donation to the organization is a good reason to shop.  

“It's great, it makes shopping more pleasurable and worthwhile.  To give is always a great added bonus,” she said.

Several charities, non-profits and school groups applied for Community Giving Day, but Walden's Puddle was chosen by the employees at Whole Foods.

“Many of the employees are coming up saying they voted for us,” said Brody.

Brody told Nashville's News 2 the money could not come at a better time.

“This will put food in baby's mouths. The little babies that will be coming in this season,” she explained.

Walden's Puddle takes in over 2,500 injured and orphaned animals a year ranging from squirrels to bald eagles.

Community Giving Days at Whole Foods take place four times a year.  

For more information on Walden's Puddle, visit their Web site.

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