The Tech Team Leaders from all over the country representing all of Whole Foods regions world wide took 2 hours out of their day today to assemble Share Art Heal Origami Art Kits at the Global Headquarters. Thank you all. For 5 years now Share Art Heal has been providing team build/community service Art Kit Days at the Whole Foods Global Headquarters and we've delivered thousand of art kits to Dell Children's Medical Center, Soldiers at Fort Hood's Resiliency Art Room, Age of Central Texas, City of Austin Congregate Meal Program, DePelchin Children's Center, Helping Hand Home, Texas flood victims and others. Our first Art Kit Day ever was with in 2015 with the Global Tech Team so this was fantastic to have the tech leaders from all over the country assemble the first batch of our new Origami Art Kits today.
The 3 founding Board Members of Share Art Heal Jet Baker, Dean Hassen and David Hemphill are all from Whole Foods Market where the culture includes making time for giving back to the community and for team building. Jet and Dean were at the event today. Everyone says Hi Dave! Their faces all lit up when I said your name, just like 5 years ago.
I want to specially thank Stacey Locke who's been volunteering with Share Art Heal since that first Art Kit Day back in 2015 and to Dayna Briggs who'd recently left Whole Foods after decades and has been volunteering to help us with our Art Kit Days at Whole Foods and beyond. Thank you for starting our event today while I was auditioning. This was the first time I've ever missed a minute of a Share Art Heal event but I knew the team build would run smooth, be fun productive and on time because you were there to facilitate. It was a great success!
Painting by Students of APD's Youth Program Displayed in Austin City Hall All Year