During the program Change for Change, from Monday, July 5, 2010 through Sunday, September 26, 2010, customers who bring their own shopping bags to the Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens can choose to donate a refund of 10 cents per bag to Loggerhead Marinelife Center or the Whole Planet Foundation.
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean conservation. LMC is a sea turtle hospital located on one of the most heavily nested sea turtle beaches in the world located in Juno Beach, Florida. LMC promotes the conservation of Florida's coastal ecosystem through education, research, and rehabilitation, with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
For more information, visit www.marinelife.org Change for Change, instituted at the Palm Beach Gardens Whole Foods Market on April 12, 2010, is a program designed to encourage customers to reuse their shopping bags. Each quarter, one local charity is chosen to be one of the beneficiaries opposite the Whole Planet Foundation, which is always included as an option. The Green Earth Environmental Education Foundation was the first local charity to benefit from the program (April 12 – July 4, 2010) and has so far raised over $280 for the local non-profit organization.
The store is currently accepting applications for the next three month period, which begins September 27, 2010. Non-profit organizations interested can apply by calling Brenna Bertram-Salman, Store Marketing Specialist at 561-691-8550 x215.
Whole Foods Market is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive in Downtown at the Gardens.