Shop Whole Foods on Telegraph and Help NICU Families

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

Mariana Bedetti and Sebastian

Mariana Bedetti and Sebastian

The Nickels for Non-Profits campaign at the Whole Foods Market on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley is currently supporting families of premature babies in the Alta Bates Summit neonatal intensive care unit.

Through Sept. 27, every 5 cent reusable bag credit collected at that store goes to the NICU’s Family Advisory Council.

“When I shop at Whole Foods, I always donate my bag credits to the charities they support,” Mariana Bedetti, council member and mother of a 34-week preemie, Sebastian; who initiated the campaign. “It occurred to me that this program could really help the FAC raise funds for the families of preemie babies.”

The Family Advisory Council is a partnership of parents and staff supporting NICU babies and their families. Funds raised go toward transportation, parking, food, lodging and other essentials, like car seats. For families who stay months in the NICU, this help is vital.

Nickels for Non-Profits has raised thousands of dollars for schools and charities in the community. Mariana hopes the partnership will evolve into other fundraisers to help support these families.

You can help. Please bring your reusable bags when shopping at Whole Foods on Telegraph and simply tell the cashier you would like to donate your bag credits to Alta Bates Summit’s Family Advisory Council.

 

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