Friday, September 10, 2010

GEHC Selected to Participate in Whole Foods Market 5% Day

Shoppers at John’s Creek/Duluth Store Will Support GEHC on September 14th

Did you know that you can make a difference at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) when you purchase your cereal, produce and other groceries at Whole Foods Market in John’s Creek/Duluth?

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been selected to participate in Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day Giving Program.

By shopping at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, five percent of the store’s total pre-tax sales for the day will go to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

“All of us at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center are so excited to partner with Whole Foods Market. This very generous donation will assist the Center in promoting environmental education and sharing knowledge of sustainability,” said Jason West, Director of Development for the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

Through its education programs, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center reaches more than 40,000 students in its efforts to inspire and engage them in solving tomorrow’s environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development practices and new technologies.

“Whole Foods Market 5% Day is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in the local community. Our focus is to support innovative groups that strive to make the world a better place,” said Kubeshni Moodley, Marketing Team Leader at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market.

“Our friends at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center share our vision of a better world and work to educate the public about ways they can make a difference in the environment, “added Moodley.

West encourages all GEHC supporters and friends to shop at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market on September 14th. Program specialists from GEHC will be at the store with activities for families.

“I want the GEHC to be well represented that day, so invite all of your neighbors and friends to shop. The more shoppers, the more of a donation to environmental awareness,” said West.

For directions to the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/StoreLocations.php?storeabbr=DUL

The store is located at 5495 State Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30097. Store hours are 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM.

For more information about the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, visit www.gwinnettehc.org.

About the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation
The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (Center) is a unique partnership among Gwinnett County, Gwinnett County Public Schools, the University of Georgia, and the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation. The Center provides an opportunity for more than 40,000 students and 25,000 community members annually to participate in interpretive, hands-on field studies and community based educational programming. The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to support the mission and vision of the Center and to assist in raising needed funding for its various educational programs and exhibits.

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