Archive for December, 2010

Whole Earth and Friends Collect for the Needy

L to R: Rev. Bob Sweeny and Hudson Ash of Dallas Life Foundation accepting a check for $460 and 127 pieces of gently used outerwear presented by Whole Earth's Dana Campbell and Merrell Shoes's Jon Sanregret.

L to R: Rev. Bob Sweeny and Hudson Ash of Dallas Life Foundation accepting a check for $460 and 127 pieces of gently used outerwear presented by Whole Earth's Dana Campbell and Merrell Shoes' Jon Sanregret.

Throughout November and into December, all the Whole Earth stores participated in a great pair of collection drives to aid the needy in the four cities where our stores are located. Pictured above is the presentation in Dallas of the results of those efforts. A huge “Thanks!” goes to all our friends and customers who participated in the annual Coat Drive conducted at Whole Earth AND to all the recent purchasers of Merrell footwear. Merrell and Whole Earth each donated $5 for every pair of Merrells sold.

The four benefitting agencies who will supply services to those in need are Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (Front Steps), SAM Ministries in San Antonio, Houston’s Star of Hope Mission, and the Dallas Life Foundation. Altogether some 300 pieces of outerwear and more than $1800 in cash were donated. Please continue to make donations directly to those very worthy organizations by clicking on their names.

Whole Earth Featured in Dallas Morning News

“Outdoor lifestyle retailer Whole Earth Provision Co. was conceived during a recession 40 years ago and actually grew in the last one. The Austin-based chain of eight stores, with an online store coming next year, might have made its headquarters here, if only Dallas circa 1970 was a little more hip…”

Read more at the Dallas Morning News website.

Whole Earth Celebrating 40 Years