VWS Gift Card Program Update
Since we started the grocery programs in October 2015 we’ve raised $4,428 to be transferred to Parent Council for initiatives in the school. This is fantastic and our tree is looking very green. What will make our tree even more beautiful is to see lots of rosy red apples appearing. We had a surge in participation in February when Whole Foods was on offer, but March saw us drop back slightly with about 20% of our community taking part.
I love Whole Foods too and it’s fair to say that I have never entered that store and purchased only the items on my list, so trust me when I say I do understand. I will continue to work hard to get them on board in a more permanent capacity.
Having said that, I also want to let you know about the great things on offer at the stores available through the Gift Card Program so I will be pointing out features of each store over the coming weeks. First up, Sprout!
At Sprout Organic Market, everything you buy is completely organic or wild crafted. You can shop knowing you fully support your chemical-free choice for your body and the planet.”
Owner, Nicole has packed an incredible selection into the small space and has beautiful woven baskets available to gather up your groceries. Not only has Nicole supported our school directly on many occasions and now through the gift card program she is also a proud supporter of our students as employees. If you haven’t been to Sprout it is a 5 min drive or 10 min cycle from the school at the bottom of Grand Blvd on Queensbury. Bus 228 also goes straight from Lynn Valley Road and down past Sprout on the way to Lonsdale Quay. My most recent delicious purchase was a Moonshine Mamas Organic Turmeric Lime Elixir (from Salt Spring Island) – yum! Please consider popping by to support Sprout on your way to or from picking up your kids from school.
SPUD’s delicious organic and local produce continues to offer the best returns for the school with 25% of proceeds coming to our Parent Council for initiatives. Order online anytime until Sunday for the Tuesday delivery.
- Sunday 6 March – Next order cut-off for SPUD. Delivery on Tuesday 8 March.
- Next Week – If you ordered gift cards for March keep an eye on your email as we may be ready for delivery before March 14.
- Monday 14 March – Last date to order gift cards for April.