Whole Foods Donates To Garden Club

Whole Foods Market Wellington Marketing Team Leader Lauren Belinsky recently announced that the Wellington Garden Club was the recipient of more than $4,000 following Whole Foods’ recent 5% Days Kids Appreciation event.

“Whole Foods 5% Days are one way we give back to our community by donating five percent of the day’s net sales to a local nonprofit organization,” Belinsky said.

Wellington Garden Club President Twig Morris was ecstatic when told of the donation.

“Whole Foods’ generosity will make a world of difference to the kids in our many junior garden club programs,” she said. “We have ambitious goals for our junior programs, and this will help us realize those goals quickly.”

The donation, which also will benefit the club’s summer camp scholarship programs, will be presented to the Wellington Garden Club by Belinsky at its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 6 at the Wellington Community Center.

The Wellington Garden Club actively participates in a wide variety of civic beautification projects and has formed junior garden clubs at six local schools. It also provides financial assistance to youth who attend summer environmental and nature camps sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, as well as annual scholarship awards to students at Palm Beach State College who are pursuing study in horticulture and environmental studies. For more information, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.