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Whole Foods Market in West Hartford Choses Journey Home as ‘5% Day’ Recipient

The Whole Foods Market in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square will hold its next ‘5% Day’ on Wednesday, April 8, and has chosen Journey Home as the beneficiary.

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Whole Foods Market is passionate about supporting local causes, as seen through their efforts to engage their members in volunteering and by donating to non-profit organizations.

Four times a year, Whole Foods Market donates 5 percent of that day’s net sales to local nonprofits or educational organizations. This year, Journey Home will benefit from 5 percent of these sales on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Blue Back Square location in West Hartford.

“Our gratitude to Whole Foods Market is deep. This funding will allow our community the unique opportunity to tackle the issue of chronic homelessness in creative and innovative ways. We are thrilled to be partnering with Whole Foods Market,” says Sara Salomons, development officer at Journey Home.

Kristin Arslan, Marketing Team Leader of Whole Foods Market West Hartford says, “We are very excited to partner with Journey Home for our upcoming ‘5% Day.’ We know that the work that they are doing in the Greater Hartford community is truly making a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness.”

About Whole Foods Market® 

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 85,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2013, the company had sales of $12.9 billion and currently has more than 400 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

About Journey Home 

Journey Home’s mission is to accelerate progress towards ending chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. Partnering with the region’s social service providers, Journey Home focuses on solving the problem of chronic homelessness with housing, employment, and support services, rather than managing it with emergency shelter. As a catalyst for systemic change, Journey Home develops and implements innovative ways to improve the housing and service system in order to offer those experiencing homelessness paths toward independent, fulfilling, and productive lives.

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