Whole Foods Market LA Stores Partner With Children-Centric Programs For Community Giving Day On Aug. 5

NEW ORLEANS – Whole Foods Market Louisiana stores will hold a Community Giving Day on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and will donate five percent of the day’s net profits to organizations dedicated to serving children including:


Breakthrough New Orleans

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         Breakthrough New Orleans (formerly Summerbridge) prepares high potential middle school students with limited resources for academically rigorous educational experiences in high school and college while inspiring and training high school and college students to enter the field of education to become advocates for educational equity.

         Arabella Station – 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119

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Entergy’s Energy Smart Program Brings Cost Conscious Innovation to New Orleans

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         8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Great Resources Where Y’At (GRoW)

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         GRoW, a New Orleans Kids Partnership program, is a coordinated system of free healthy lifestyle services for low-income New Orleans youth aged 8 to 18. Led by an inspiring partnership of 25 non-profit youth organizations, GRoW provides classes in cooking, gardening, yoga, basketball, martial arts, biking, playground games and more. “Eat healthier, move more, get GRoW-ing!”

         Broad Street – 300 N. Broad St., (504) 434-3364

         7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Jefferson Dollars For Scholars


         Jefferson Dollars for Scholars expands access to educational opportunities for Jefferson Parish Public School students through scholarships and academic support. Located in Metairie, Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $15.3 million in scholarships to more than 4,500 local students since 1993.

         Veterans – 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 888-8225

         8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Walls Project – MyWall Program


         Headquartered in Baton Rouge and expanding across the state, The Walls Project has connected an established artist with a local building owner to create large-scale community art, such as the 10-story harmonica on the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and new six-story towering mural of kids inspired by science at Mentorship Academy. An initiative of The Walls Project, MyWall encourages art and creative expression in all spaces, from front yards, schools and businesses to donated private space. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., customers will have the opportunity to create their own MyWall individually and collectively, using blank yard signs, brushes and paint. To date, more than 200 local students and residents have created and displayed their own MyWall.

         Baton Rouge – 7529 Corporate Blvd., (225) 218-0452

         8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Girls On The Run South Louisiana


         Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. The organization envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

         Lafayette – 4247 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., (337) 314-9653

         8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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