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Apr292015

WHOLE FOODS MARKET HADLEY TO DONATE 5% OF SALES TO MOTHERWOMAN Proceeds will help fund community safety nets for mothers

MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon M. Rudder, MotherWoman
Executive Director, 413-387-0703

Bill Butcher, Whole Foods, 413-992-8360

On Tuesday, May 5th, Whole Foods Market in Hadley is hosting a 5% Community Giving Day for MotherWoman. On this day, the Hadley store will donate 5% of the day’s net sales to the Hadley-based non-profit. The donation will help fund MotherWoman’s groundbreaking support groups that offer mothers a chance to talk openly about the challenges of parenting, gain support and build community. 

“We are absolutely thrilled about this wonderful opportunity to partner with Whole Foods Market in Hadley,” said Shannon M. Rudder, MotherWoman Executive Director. “This community giving event will assist MotherWoman in our mission to support all women and families here in the Pioneer Valley.”

MotherWoman will have volunteers at the store from 3 – 6pm on Tues., May 5 to thank customers for shopping and helping to raise money for the group.

MotherWoman empowers mothers to create positive personal and social change by promoting their inherent resilience and leadership.  MotherWoman groups provide safe places of mutual respect and non-judgment where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood.

“I am so thankful for my MotherWoman Group. Knowing that a caring, understanding circle of women was there for me every week gave me so much emotional comfort and strength, especially in the darkest times. I will never forget the part you played in my life.” – Support Group Participant

MotherWoman’s vision is to provide a firm foundation of personal support, community networks, and family-friendly policy, upon which mothers and their families can flourish. For more information, please visit www.motherwoman.org

Whole Foods Market Hadley is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in our local community. Four times during the year, Whole Foods Market donates five percent of one day’s net store sales to a selected non-profit organization. Previous recipients include Hadley Youth Baseball, the North Amherst Community Farm and Amherst Survival Center. Please visit www.wfm.com/hadley

WHO:

MotherWoman and Whole Foods Market – Hadley 

WHAT:                      

5% Community Giving Day

WHEN:

Tues., May 5, 2015 

WHERE:

Whole Foods Market – Hadley

Mountain Farms Mall

327 Russell Street, Route 9

Hadley, Mass.

WHY:

To raise money to fund MotherWoman’s groundbreaking support groups that offer mothers a chance to talk openly about the challenges of parenting, gain support and build community.