Whole Foods Market Monmouth County Presents $8,451.09 to Collier Youth Services As Net Proceeds from 5% Community Giving Day
5% Day at Whole Foods Market Marlboro and Whole Foods Market Middletown on June 28 raised funds for Kateri Day Camp
Collier Youth Services is proud to announce that Whole Foods Market Monmouth County is donating $8,451.09 to Collier for Kateri Day Camp. This amount represents five percent of net sales at Whole Foods Market Marlboro and Whole Foods Market Middletown on June 28. Whole Foods Market Monmouth County, a local leader in natural and organic groceries, had selected Collier as the recipient of a 5% Community Giving Day. On 5% Days, Whole Foods Market donates five percent of a single day’s net sales to a local non-profit organization.
Kateri Day Camp serves approximately 175 underprivileged children each summer. These children, ages 5-13, journey to Kateri Day Camp from all parts of Monmouth County. Depending on financial need, all children at Kateri Day Camp are eligible for a full, seven-week, camp scholarship. Collier’s “camperships” (valued at $2,500 per child) cover tuition, on-site activities, off-site field trips, daily swim lessons, healthy meals, books, and round-trip transportation for Monmouth County youth growing up in severe poverty.
According to Russell Gartz, Director of External Relations at Collier Youth Services, “Collier is thrilled that Whole Foods Market Monmouth County is donating the net sales from a 5% Day to Kateri Day Camp. This summer, underprivileged children from 25 Monmouth County towns have been making new friends, learning to swim, improving their reading, and having fun at Kateri Day Camp. Collier commits to approximately $450,000 in camperships and serves more than 12,000 meals each summer. Whole Foods’ investment in Kateri Day Camp will have a significant, positive impact on the local children who are having the time of their lives at our camp.”
As noted by Laura Fette, Marketing Project Manager for Whole Foods Market in Marlboro/Wall, “Whole Foods Market supports local non-profit organizations, practices environmental stewardship, and promotes healthy eating among area families. We believe Collier Youth Services and Kateri Day Camp are closely aligned with Whole Foods Markets’ commitment to the community and healthy living. Whole Foods Market Monmouth County is pleased to be able to support Kateri Day Camp and the children who are enjoying a healthy, outdoor experience this summer.”
Whole Foods Market Marlboro is located at 113 U.S. Highway 9 in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, while Whole Foods Market Middletown is located at 471 Route 35 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Connect with Whole Foods Market @wfmmonmouthNJ and www.wholefoodsmarket.com.