Whole Foods donating 5% of net sales to Zoo Miami Foundation

Whole Foods donating 5% of net sales to Zoo Miami Foundation
Whole Foods donating 5% of net sales to Zoo Miami Foundation
Buying healthy food also benefits residents of Zoo Miami.
(Photo by Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

All six Miami Whole Foods Market stores will be donating 5 percent of their net sales on Thursday, Aug. 31, to Zoo Miami Foundation.

The participating stores are located in Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, South Beach, North Miami and Aventura. Proceeds raised will support Zoo Miami Foundation’s Education outreach programs for Miami-Dade schools as well as further the zoo’s wildlife conservation mission.

Shoppers are encouraged to patronize their local Whole Foods Market that day to help support Zoo Miami. The six stores are located at:
11701 S Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest, FL 33156;
6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33143;
299 SE Third Ave., Miami, FL 33131;
1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139;
12150 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL 33181, and
21105 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180.

Whole Foods Market is passionate about supporting local community causes and organizations. Four times per year, each store holds community giving days called “5% Days,” when it donates to a local nonprofit or educational organization that reflects a cause that shoppers and neighbors care about.

Zoo Miami Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits. For more information, call (305) 255-5551 or visit www.zoomiami.org.

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy the new Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives. Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more.

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 St. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.zoomiami.org or call 305-251-0400.

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