The Boys & Girls Club of Venice has received a donation of $9,200 from Whole Foods Venice to support the club’s career development program.
The donation was raised from a “5% Day” held by Whole Foods in which five percent of the store’s April 3 sales went to support Boys & Girls Club of Venice programs.
According to club Executive Director Erikk Aldridge, Whole Foods Venice has been a partner with the club since the store opened in September 2008 by supporting the club’s annual gala, open house and volunteer programs such as Junior Staff, Self-Esteem Weekend for girls, and several other volunteer-based activities and programs.
“We are very proud of our relationship with Whole Foods Venice,” said Aldridge. “They have been helpful and supportive of any activity that benefits the children and families that we serve. It is also great to see former club members and parents employed at Whole Foods.”
As a follow up to the “5% Day” and in an effort to reach its goal of $10,000 to support the club’s Junior Staff career development program for teens, the club is offering community members who shop at Whole Foods Venice the opportunity to make donations in honor of the “5% Day” campaign. All participating donors will receive an invitation to the club’s donor appreciation party on Thursday, June 20, at Deus Ex Machina, 1001 Venice Blvd, Venice.
Whole Foods Venice and other donors will be recognized for their contributions at the event.

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