2022 Day of Service RecapTeam members from across the country came together for Sprouts’ fourth annual Day of Service event series. Kicking off on October 1, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has supported weekly volunteer projects throughout October and November from Marlton, New Jersey down to Palm Beach, Florida, and westward from San Diego, California up to Seattle, Washington. Groups of 10 to 25 volunteers have donated their time, primarily on Saturday mornings, to nonprofit partner projects. Having a “rolling” volunteer schedule has allowed the nonprofits and Sprouts representatives to join up on dates that work best for them, giving more time to plan larger activities or to accommodate the changing seasons.
The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation’s executive director, Lyndsey Waugh said “This has been the largest Day of Service showing since we began the program in 2018. Each year, we’ve seen more interest from our team members and more requests from our communities. It’s a beautiful thing Sprouts has created, and we’re excited to keep it growing!”
Members from Sprouts’ executive leadership team participated as well, volunteering alongside future “Sprouties” (click here to see the leadership team in action). Since the series kicked off earlier this fall, more than 1,000 Sprouts team members and their guests/family members have donated over 4,000 service hours, building school gardens, painting murals, assembling food bags, and more.
Partner AppreciationsNonprofit partners, such as PEAS in Austin, Texas or or Neighborhood Gardens Trust in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have noted how helpful the volunteers have been.
“We are so grateful to be a part of the Sprouts Community, and for your support of our work! A special thanks to the local team for coming out to volunteer with us. They helped us with a big job we had been wanting to take care of for a long time, doing the heavy lifting to get some poles moved so we can improve the shade for our students and campers at the community farm,” said Lauren Maples, Executive Director at PEAS.