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June 11, 2014 Kerry Welch
WINGS FOR KIDS – RECIPIENT OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET 5% DAY
CHARLESTON -June 11, 2014 –WINGS for kids, an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships is on-tap to be the recipient of Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day. The Whole Foods Market Community Giving program is dedicated to local nonprofits with limited budgets trying to make a difference in the community. On Tuesday June 24th, 2014, five percent of the net sales at the Mt Pleasant Whole Foods Market will be donated to WINGS.
“We are so honored to be chosen as the recipient of Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day. We strive to teach at-risk kids the skills that will help them succeed and flourish,” said Eleanor Smythe, South Carolina Executive Director. “Partnering with Whole Foods allows us to spread the message that social and emotional skills matter.”
“Our store is intimately tied to the community in which we serve & we believe in supporting organizations that allow people to be the best they can," said Pam Fischette, Marketing Director for Whole Foods. "We are pleased to help WINGS continue to spread awareness for Social and Emotional Learning."
About WINGS for kids
WINGS for kids began in 1996 in Charleston, S.C. It is the only U.S. organization focusing on teaching social and emotional learning skills to elementary kids in an after school setting. It currently serves 600 students across four schools in Charleston County (Memminger Elementary, Chicora Elementary, North Charleston Elementary and Edmund A. Burns Elementary School). Since it began, it has helped more than 5,000 kids soar. To learn more about WINGS for kids, visit www.wingsforkids.org or call 843-296-1667.