Help out children with Whole Foods Market in Marlton

Whole Foods Market Marlton will team with a local nonprofit on Thursday, Sept. 22 to support abused and neglected children. Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of that day’s proceeds to Community Treatment Solutions (CTS), an organization that provides counseling services, therapeutic foster homes, and programs that build hopes and dreams for children who have faced abuse and neglect.

“We are delighted to be working with Whole Foods Market on the 5 percent Day,” said Susan Buchwald, President and CEO of Community Treatment Solutions. “We appreciate their commitment to the community, and especially to the region’s vulnerable children. We invite everyone who is interested in our cause to come shopping that day.”

The store will be open its usual hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Door prizes, handouts, and a celebrity guest will be part of the event. Whole Foods Market is making a special outreach to the older teens in the CTS program by providing a brief job-training and customer service program so that the youth can participate as guest baggers during the 5 percent Day. Whole Foods Market holds 5 percent Days four times per year as part of its Community Giving program. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Moorestown, CTS supports over 250 abused and neglected children each year throughout southern New Jersey.