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Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd gives 5 percent of sales to Support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Published on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 (9:36 a.m.)Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd to Support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 five percent of net Whole Foods Market store
proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
Las Vegas, NV June 20, 2013 – Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd, 6689 Las Vegas Blvd., is helping shoppers feel a little pride in their purchases with its Community Support Day scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2013. On this day, the store will donate five percent of all sales to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to help support the group’s commitment to transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
As part of its commitment to supporting local causes in the communities in which it works, Whole Foods Market stores, nationwide, hold Community Support Days three times a year and donate five percent of that day’s net sales to a local nonprofit or educational organization.
“As a company we are committed to affecting change – not only in how our shoppers look at food – but in the communities in which they live, work and play,” said Diona Carrillo, Whole Foods Market Marketing supervisor, Las Vegas Blvd. “I was so moved when I discovered all that St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is doing for our community. It’s unbelievable what some children endure, but I’m grateful and proud that an organization like St. Jude’s Ranch for Children exists in our community because they are not only helping abused children, but they are building back families and are creating amazing opportunities for them.
For more than 40 years, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has provided a safe, nurturing home and therapeutic residential treatment services to thousands of children in Nevada and Texas. St. Jude’s Ranch is making a difference by creating new lives with new hope for abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths.
The vision came from Father Jack Adam (1932 – 2007), an Episcopal priest who wanted to create a safe haven for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Southern Nevada. He named the organization after St. Jude, the Patron Saint of Desperate Causes. At first, Father Jack’s project seemed to be one of those desperate causes, but that changed in 1966 when a group of local leaders came forward to help.
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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 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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