Washington, DC, September 19, 2017 –(PR.com)– Who: DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is the beneficiary of Whole Foods Market’s quarterly 5 percent Community Giving Day in Washington, DC.

What: Five percent of Wednesday’s sales from all four current Washington, DC Whole Foods Market stores will benefit the DC Collaborative’s high-cost transportation needs for their "Arts and Humanities for Every Student" legacy program. The funds will allow the DC Collaborative to expand their program’s reach to more DC public and public charter school students from all eight wards of the District.

When: Wednesday, September 20th from store opening to close 7:00am-10:30pm
– H Street, NE Power Hour, 11:00am-12:00pm
– H Street Arts and Humanities for Every Student Happy Hour 4:00-6:00pm

Where: Whole Foods Market Washington, DC Locations
– Foggy Bottom – 2201 I St. NW
– H Street – 600 H St. NE
– P Street – 1440 P St. NW
– Tenleytown – 4530 40th St. NW

Shopping activities organized by the DC Collaborative include: a grocery shopping Power Hour on September 20th 11:00am-12:00pm at the Whole Foods Market H Street, NE location. Community leaders are encouraged to grab lunch, place a catering order, or pick up an apple and support arts and humanities for every DC student. H Street Whole Foods Happy Hour at the Whole Foods Market H Street, NE location for an Arts and Humanities for Every Student Happy Hour 4:00-6:00pm. RSVP: FaceBook | EventBrite

Why: “Washington, DC is rich with world-class museums, dance, music and history that draw millions of tourists, yet so many of our youngest residents, our own DC students, may not get a chance to experience these cultural amenities,” said Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe, executive director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. “The DC Collaborative works closely with its members to advance and provide enriching field-trips to DC public and public charter schools​. Field-trips that its members’ produce that are tied closely to classroom curriculum. Do you remember the joy of a grade school field-trip to a museum, or a play, concert, or the ballet? Now is your chance to help DC students…and in the easiest way possible. Just do something you already do…go grocery shopping!” added Rosenthal-Yoffe. “The more you shop at DC’s Whole Foods Markets on September 20th, the more buses we can charter for more DC public and public charter students to experience transformative arts and humanities field-trips right here in their own hometown.”

Thanks to David Chappelle's and John Oliver's Twitter mention at Sunday's Emmys program, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is delighted that DC public schools and teachers are getting more attention this week. Emmys #DCPS shout out from DC native Dave Chappelle, a Duke Ellington School graduate, the importance of arts and education is on many minds today. Please consider a conversation about #ArtsandHumanitiesforEveryStudent. It's the DC Collaborative's 20th anniversary this year and the DC Collaborative welcomes the media in leading a community conversation about equitable access to the arts and humanities. Let's go Shopping for Arts and Humanities education!

For more information visit: www.dccollaborative.org/wfm

About DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, a DC-based nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years, works together with its 100+ cultural intuitional members advocates and advances equitable access to high-quality learning experiences in the arts and humanities for all students and teachers in DC public and public charter schools. Since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative has served more than 600,000 public and public charter school students in all eight wards of the District of Columbia through its legacy program Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES). As DC’s back-bone support arts and humanities education membership organization, the DC Collaborative leads collective impact and community awareness initiatives, professional development opportunities for educators and convenings and networking for DC’s arts and humanities education stakeholders.

For information on how you can support Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) by shopping at DC Whole Foods Market stores on September 20th, please visit dccollaborative.org/wfm.

About Whole Foods Market

Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com), 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 87,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2015, the company had sales of more than $15.4 billion and currently has more than 455 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more company news and information, please visit media.wfm.com.

Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe
Executive Director, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
412-952-6017 (c)

Todd Schrecengost
Metro Marketer, Whole Foods Market
202-573-0297 (c)

Contact Information:
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe
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