Bike Easy’s Amazing 5% Day at Whole Foods

Posted by Heather Haylett on September 25, 2017 in Events

Bike Easy partnered with Whole Foods Market on September 20th for their 5% Community Giving Day.

An Incredible Outcome

On 5% Day, Whole Foods donates 5% of total pre-tax sales from all four Greater New Orleans stores to a chosen non-profit. With combined outreach from Whole Foods and Bike Easy, we were able to raise a total of $14,980! We are thankful for the support of Whole Foods and the community we live in.

Advocating for Safer Streets

Bike Easy staff, ambassadors, and volunteers were out talking to people who stopped in to shop at Whole Foods on Wednesday. Customers were able to take home free New Orleans Bike Maps and sign Complete Streets petitions.

We also asked people to share their #iBikeNOLA and #iBikeJP stories and learned why people love to walk and ride their bikes in the Greater New Orleans area. We randomly chose one person who shared their story on social media to be the recipient of a free bike tune-up from Masseys. Congratulations to our winner Maggie! Maggie says: “#iBikeNOLA because it’s more fun than driving.”

We held a random drawing for new membership sign-ups as well. And congratulations to Eugenie, the winner of a $100 gift certificate to Mike the Bike Guy. In total, we had three new membership sign-ups.

Overall Bike Easy was able to reach a wide audience in neighborhoods throughout the Greater New Orleans area. We were able to talk about education, advocacy efforts, and our goal to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun.

Looking Forward

The funds raised through Whole Foods 5% Community Giving Day will help install a FixIt Station in Mandeville and the City of New Orleans. We are grateful for the support of Whole Foods, our sponsors, and our community. 5% Community Giving Day will go a long way in supporting Bike Easy’s work to make all streets safe and accessible for everyone.

Thanks to everyone who came and shopped at Whole Foods on September 20th!

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