MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – With a shared mission of promoting community gardening, eating healthy and appreciating the environment around us, the Charleston Parks Conservancy has been selected as the beneficiary of Whole Foods Market quarterly 5% Day.
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Conservancy will receive 5% of the day’s net sales. Conservancy staff and volunteers will be at Whole Foods Market that day sharing information about the Conservancy’s mission of further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces and its community gardening projects.
Shoppers will have an opportunity to answer trivia questions and win prizes while learning about growing cool season crops. Plus, any shopper spending $100 or more can be entered into a drawing for one free ticket to Party for the Parks — Amusement on the Avenue, a street-festival style fundraiser on Sept. 22 at Colonial Lake. Party for the Parks tickets also will be available for purchase.
Whole Foods Market created 5% Days to give back to the local community by providing support to nonprofit organizations whose programs directly benefit the communities surrounding the store. Whole Foods Market is located at 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant.
About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit http://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.
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 nearly 60,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2010, the company had sales of more than $9 billion and currently has more than 300 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.