Whole Foods Market
Community Giving Day
Proceeds to Benefit the YMCA of Orange County
Earn a Bike Program
On Wednesday, March 8th, Whole Foods Markets will host a Community Giving Day to benefit the YMCA of Orange County. For the entire day, 5% of net sales from the Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Niguel store locations will be donated to the Y. Whole Foods Market is dedicated to supporting the communities it serves and providing families with the highest quality natural and organic products available.
As a non-profit organization, the YMCA of Orange County raises money annually to ensure that all children and families have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive at the Y. Proceeds from annual fundraising efforts support opportunities far beyond basketball leagues for kids or group exercise classes for seniors; they provide invaluable, life-enriching experiences to children and families. The YMCA of Orange County is proud to partner with Whole Foods Market on these fundraising efforts.
The funds raised from the Community Giving Day will be designated to support the YMCA’s Earn A Bike program in the communities of the participating stores. Earn A Bike is a free exercise and nutrition program for elementary school students and their parents. The program runs for 8 weeks and aims to improve the physical activity in children and educate the entire family on the nutritional content of their diets. Overall the program has helped in the fight to reduce obesity and prevent diabetes in our local communities. All children who successfully graduate from the 8 week program are rewarded with a new bike, helmet and lock so that they can continue practicing healthy living on their own.
Click here to find your nearest Whole Foods Market in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, or Laguna Niguel.
Take a look below at the Earn a Bike program in action.