We had lots of presents floating around our store the last few weeks but they weren’t for our employees! As most people already know, Valley Natural Foods sponsored an Armful of Love Family through Burnsville’s 360 Communities this year.
Armful of Love matches sponsors with families facing financial difficulties during the holiday season. The sponsor buys gifts for the family, ensuring they have some presents under the tree!
We sponsored a large, 5 person family so our employees had a lot of shopping to do! Also, we had a lot of gift wrapping to do too! Encouraged by candy canes and chocolate chip cookies from our deli department, Valley Natural Foods staff felt energized to pull through a festive gift wrapping event held in the eating area last week. We dropped off our gifts this past Monday, December 13th to the Armful of Love warehouse which was packed full of gifts for many families in the area. Rows and rows of gifts were sprawled across the warehouse, making for a very inspirational representation of what everybody should do this holiday season-give to those in need!
We also want to remind customers that they too can help out 360 Communities Armful of Love program by donating clothing at Valley Natural Foods. We are in need of new mittens, hats, lounge pants, sweatshirts in all shapes and sizes! Our ”Caring Community Clothing Drive” drop boxes are located by the checkout.
If you’d like to donate hats, mittens or scarves, it is possible to purchase them at Valley Natural Foods. Whether it be Andes, Toazty Kidz or Minnesota Mittens; we have a wealth of options available! Our clothing drive will continue through the end of December 2010.