YMCA receives donation from grocery store

NASHUA – Whole Foods of Nashua has supported the YMCA of Greater Nashua with a $3,357 "leadership gift" to the Y’s annual support campaign.

"This gift will allow the YMCA to provide financial assistance to low-income children, teens and adults from our community who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the Y," YMCA CEO Mike LaChance said.

"It is the Y’s mission to never turn anyone away due to inability to pay. Y Cares provides scholarships to local children and families in need so they can experience Y programs and services such as child care, before- and after-school care, day camp and more. Over the past three years, the Y has provided more than $2 million in financial assistance to more than 10,000 local children, adults and families."

The gift came through Whole Foods Market’s 5 percent day, which is its local program to support nonprofits. Whole Foods created 5 percent days to give back to local communities by providing support to nonprofit organizations whose programs directly benefit the communities surrounding the stores. On designated days each quarter, 5 percent of the day’s net sales are donated to local nonprofit organizations.

"We are proud to support the YMCA of Greater Nashua on their mission support the health and wellness of families and children in our community," said Meaghan Murphy, marketing and community relations at Whole Foods.