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					WHOLE FOODS MARKETS IN PROVIDENCE RAISE MONEY TO SUPPORT SOJOURNER HOUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES During month of January, the two Providence Whole Foods Market locations collected donations for Sojourner House, a domestic violence prevention and intervention agency serving Providence and northern Rhode Island. The total raised was $892, which will go to support the emergency shelter program. In addition, the stores collected donations from patrons of assorted personal care products for Sojourner House shelter residents. Both Whole Foods Market locations also contributed over a dozen cases of shampoo, shower gel, and body lotion. Cash donations were collected at check-out through the stores’ monthly Register Donation program. Each month the stores select a different nonprofit organization to feature at check-out and customers are able to add on a donation to their grocery bill. The donations are tracked by a PLU and at the end of the month the total is donated to the selected nonprofit. “At Whole Foods Market, we are committed to supporting our community including those nonprofits that provide essential services for people in the community,” explains Bonnie Frechette, Marketing Team Leader for the University Heights Whole Foods Market location in Providence. “The services that Sojourner House provides are a critical need in our community and we are pleased to support their mission.” The University Heights location will continue to collect donated body care products. A special collection bin is set up at the store exit. Pictured left to right are Sojourner House shelter advocate Adalgisa Nunez and program manager and Donna Williams, with Bonnie Frechette and Chelsey Barton-Karnes, marketing team leaders at the two Providence Whole Foods Market locations.


				
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