Whole Foods Market opens its Clearwater store on Sept. 24; Donates $40,000 to local school garden grants

Store to donate $40,000 towards local school garden grants

AUSTIN, TX, 2014-9-23— /EPR Retail News/ — The grand opening festivities will kick-off at 8:45 a.m. with a Bread Breaking ceremony in front of the store.

The first 500 customers in line will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card with a mystery value between $5 and $50, with one customer receiving a gift card worth $500. The value of all gift cards will be revealed at checkout.

During the festivities, Whole Foods Market Clearwater will make a $40,000 check presentation to the community on behalf of Whole Kids Foundation. The funds will be distributed to local schools that apply for school garden grants. Additionally, the store will donate one percent of net day sales for five consecutive days to five local non-profits. The organizations are: YMCA of the Suncoast; Clearwater Garden Club; Pinellas Education Foundation; Random Acts of Flowers; and Dunedin Fine Art Center

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