Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Whole Foods Market – Milford to hold '5 Percent Day ' to benefit New Haven's Columbus House

 Columbus House has announced that the organization will be the beneficiaries of the next 5 percent Day at Whole Foods Market in Milford, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 11, according to a release..

 During that time, 5 percent of every purchase will go directly to benefit Columbus House’s programs to help those experiencing homelessness, the release said.. Whole Foods Market is at 1686 Boston Post Road in Milford.

"Those shopping at Whole Foods Market in Milford will be doing much more than filling their carts with healthy groceries; they will be helping those experiencing homelessness get the support and attention they need to identify and overcome those factors that contributed to their homelessness while helping to secure a place to call home," the release said. "Five percent of every purchase will go directly to support Columbus House programs of– a non-profit organization serving adults, families with children and Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

 “We are so grateful that Whole Foods Market - Milford chose to partner with Columbus House,” Columbus House Executive Director Alison Cunningham said, also in the release. “We encourage all of our friends and supporters to use this opportunity to visit Whole Foods Market in Milford, stock up on those items needed for the Holidays so that we can raise much-needed funding for our efforts to help those who are homeless.”

 "Five Percent Days are part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to support non-profit organizations in their community," the release said.
 "We’re so excited to be partnering with such a wonderful community organization,” says Tiffany Chiappetta, Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods Market in Milford.

For more information on Columbus House or their programs, contact John Brooks, Director of Development and Public Relations, (203) 401-4400 x108 or jbrooks@columbushouse.org.

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