Annual Prosperity Campaign

The idea of people striving to improve themselves and their communities is very familiar to Wellshire President and CEO, Louis B. Colameco III, who started the company out of his home with a few thousand dollars, a pager and no financial backing. From selling a few hams door to door, to seeing them ship out by the truckload, Colameco knows the meaning of being an entrepreneur and appreciates the vision of like-minded people working toward better lives with the support of Whole Planet Foundation.

Supporting Whole Foods Market locations across the country with donations of Hot Dogs for store barbeques, Corned Beef for special Reuben lunches, and even donating cents back for each Wellshire purchase made, gives Wellshire opportunities to lift up the globe from right here at home. Grounded in a deep appreciation for our commonality and with a deep respect for humanity, Wellshire is proud to offer customers healthy food choices and honored to be a part of changing lives around the world.

Whole Planet
 
About Whole Planet Foundation®
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of February 2014, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in the U.S. and across 58 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, supporting more than 2.42 million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $48 million and disbursed $33 million through microlending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at wholeplanetfoundation.org.
 
 
 
Whole Planet Foundation Benefit & Live Auction

Whole Planet Foundation Benefit & Live Auction

Wellshire donated ribs and meatballs to the Whole Planet Foundation Benefit & Auction which took place on October 25th. This event raised over $51,000 for the Whole Planet Foundation's Poverty Is Unnecessary with a Purpose. It was another successful event!

Wellshire Hosts Monte Carlo Event to Benefit the B.A.C. Fund

Wellshire Hosts Monte Carlo Event to Benefit the B.A.C. Fund

Wellshire was a proud sponsor of the 10th Annual Monte Carlo Night benefiting the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund. The event was held on Friday, July 28th at Wellshire Corporate Headquarters.  Over 200 attendees were on site to help raise money for the Fund. Over $43,000 was raised for transportation services! 

Wellshire Sponsors B.A.C. Golf Tournament

Wellshire Sponsors B.A.C. Golf Tournament

Wellshire sponsored the 3rd Annual Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund Golf Tournament. The tournament took place at The Springhaven Club where 135 participants came out to support the fund, which raised over $103,000 at this event. For more information or to donate visit, www.baccancerfund.org.

Easter Ham Delivery

Easter Ham Delivery

Wellshire employees and CEO Louis B. Colameco, III delivered Easter hams to the cancer patients at Hahnemann Hospital. Lou and the Wellshire family were delighted to meet some of the patients who have benefitted from the fund and who have received a holiday ham in the past.

Whole Foods Market Santa Monica

Whole Foods Market Santa Monica

Wellshire donated Premium Beef franks to the Whole Foods Market Santa Monica pop up benefit. This benefit took place on March 31st to raise donations for the Whole Planet Foundation. 

Whole Foods Market Westwood

Whole Foods Market Westwood

On Sunday, March 26th 2017, Whole Foods Market Westwood held a Whole Planet Foundation BBQ. Wellshire donated Premium Beef Franks to the event to help raise donations for the foundation. The event was from 11am-2pm.

Whole Foods Market Wellington

Whole Foods Market Wellington

Wellshire donated Premium Beef Franks to Whole Foods Market in Wellington, FL for their Whole Planet Foundation. They raised over $700 at their Grill & Chill Event in support of the foundation.

Whole Foods Market Bishops Corner

Whole Foods Market Bishops Corner

As part of the Whole Planet Foundation donation, Wellshire donated its Smoked Andouille Sausage to Whole Foods Market Bishops Corner. The store held a fundraiser on March 3, 2017 at Thomas Hocker Brewery in Bloomfield, CT to raise funds during the month of March.

Wellshire Donates Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients

Wellshire Donates Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients

Wellshire donated 30 Holiday Hams to Hahnemann Hospital for the cancer patients. Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund and CEO of Wellshire, Louis B. Colameco III delivered hams on Monday with the help of Wellshire employees. Each cancer patient took home a ham for their Christmas dinner. 

Whole Foods Market Long Beach

Whole Foods Market Long Beach

Whole Foods Market Long Beach held a barbecue on Saturday, September 10th for the Whole Kid's Foundation. Wellshire donated Premium Beef Franks to this event.

Whole Foods Market Santa Monica, CA

Whole Foods Market Santa Monica, CA

Whole Foods Market on Montana Ave in Santa Monica, CA held a barbecue using Wellshire's Premium Beef franks for their Whole Planet Foundation.  $100 was raised during the barbecue. The store aims to raise $6,000 during the 2014 campaign. To date they have raised $2,000.
Whole Foods Market Seattle, WA

Whole Foods Market Seattle, WA

Wellshire donated two cases of Smoked Uncured Maple Ham to Whole Foods Market on Roosevelt Square in Seattle, WA for their campaign to raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation. The store aims to raise $30,000 over the course of the 6 week campaign.

Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne, OR

Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne, OR

Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne, OR sold Wellshire Premium Beef Franks to raise donations for thier 2014 Annual Prosperity Campaign. They sold 13 packages totaling at $90.87 in donations!