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Whole Foods to Donate 5 Percent to West Hartford YMCA on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Jan. 14, the West Hartford YMCA will receive 5 percent of the day’s net sales at the West Hartford Center Whole Foods Market.

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Submitted by Robin Messerli, West Hartford/Tri-Town YMCA

The West Hartford YMCA is pleased to announce that we are one of the non-profits chosen by our local Whole Foods Market to receive donations through their “5% Days.” This will be perfect timing in helping us reach our $85,000 Annual Campaign goal, which supports increasing our reach in the West Hartford community to underserved areas.

Whole Foods Market is passionate about supporting local causes, as seen through their efforts to engage their team members in volunteering and by donating to food banks, shelters, nonprofit organizations and educational programs.

Four times a year, Whole Foods Market donates 5 percent of that day’s net sales to local non-profits organizations. On Jan. 14, the YMCA will be Whole Foods Market West Hartford’s first chosen non-profit organization to receive a 5% Day for 2015.

The YMCA looks forward to working with another company that equally values community giving. This relationship will help fulfill our mission and expand our services in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility in West Hartford.

The Y appreciates a number of great local collaborations on different projects such as this one, which allows us to host our LIVESTRONG cancer survivors exercise program, camps, childcare, sports and aquatics programs throughout the year.

With the help of organizations like Whole Foods Market, the Y can truly deliver on our efforts to be accessible to all through scholarships and to aid in the development of programming that benefits people in our community in spirit, mind and body.

Please mark Wednesday, Jan. 14 on your calendar so you can support the YMCA’s mission while shopping at Whole Foods Market West Hartford Center, a company that shares our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

For more information on how to donate to the Y, get involved, or set up collaboration, contact Shawn Fongemie at [email protected].

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